Busy times for Columbia Valley detachment

The Columbia Valley RCMP detachment report for the week of April 6.

Once in awhile I find myself in the drive-thru at my sub station (Tim Hortons) and the car in front of me pays for my coffee and I don’t have an opportunity to thank the person. Thanks.

March 22

The detachment received a report of theft of a ’99 beige GMC Sonoma from the 1300 block of 11th Ave. in Invermere. The vehicle was later recovered in Golden.

As a result of a driving complaint in Radium, a 24-year-old resident was charged with driving without due care and attention, backing when unsafe, driving without a driver’s licence and driving while disqualified.

March 23

Columbia Valley detachment charged a 24-year-old male from Invermere with possession of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

March 24

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of approximately $6,000 in money orders from the Canada Post Office in Windermere. This investigation is continuing.

The detachment received a complaint of a shed broken into at a seasonal home in the 600 block of Lakeview Rd.  It is unknown at this time if anything was stolen.

March 25

Detachment members received a complaint of a disturbance at the hospital. An injured male, highly intoxicated, was picked up by a passing motorist and dropped off at the hospital. The 28-year-old male had some facial injuries that appeared to have happened as a result of a fall. The male became unco-operative with hospital staff and displayed signs of violence, hence police attendance. The male was highly intoxicated and was arrested for causing a disturbance and being drunk in public. The male was lodged in cells and released without charges in the morning.

Columbia Valley detachment members were called to a complaint of a gunshot being heard on Government St. in Windermere. On attendance, police located a male in a vehicle with a self-inflicted wound. A shotgun was found near the 52-year-male. The male was treated at the Invermere and District Hospital, then moved to Cranbrook where he was later air-lifted to Calgary by STARS. No further information has been received on the extent of the injuries.

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of a 2006 red Yamaha YFM 450 Quad from a shed in the 4000 block Teal Rd., Dutch Creek.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

March 27

Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of an assault that happened at the Best Western Invermere Inn. Two adult females from Vernon were assaulted by an unknown female. No serious injuries sustained. Police are presently investigating.