Columbia Valley detachment open house and report

The Columbia Valley RCMP detachment's report for the week of May 4.

The Columbia Valley detachment supported by the Windermere and District Lions Club and Tim Hortons will be having an open house at the detachment May 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Lions club will be putting on a Beef on the Bun with Tim Hortons also having treats on hand.  This is open for children to come with their parents and grandparents to have a tour of the office and get to know some of the officers and volunteers on hand.

The Lions club will be printing young children and giving them to their parents for their records.  All the detachment toys, ATVs snow machines, boat and cars will be available to view and jump on.  Kids enjoy touring the cells.  It’s a good photo opportunity.

Cpl. Summerville will be in attendance with his police dog to answer questions and do a display. This is subject to the police dog being free to attend.  The Lions club is preparing food for well over 100 people.

Grade three kids are doing a drawing competition and their posters will be throughout the office. Hope to see you there.

More fraud letters in the mail.  Recently some of our citizens may have received  letters advising them they won a free trip, all they need to do to finalize the deal is send the money to cover the tax or whatever else they need to cover before you receive the prize in your hand.  Similar type frauds when they advise you, you won a car.  Just need to cover the taxes and the transportation of getting the car to you.  Do not fall for this.

April 21

The detachment received a complaint of Hit and Run in the courthouse parking lot. A 2011 Toyota was damaged.  The driver of the offending car was located.  Fortunately the victim of the hit and run did not want to pursue charges but simply wanted an accident report completed.  The licence plate of the offending vehicle was obtained and the driver of the registered owner could have easily been charged.

April 22

As a result of observing a vehicle speeding in the town area a vehicle was checked and the 27-year-old male driver from Invermere displaying symptoms of being impaired was given an ASD demand. The driver failed and as a result his licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

As a result of a complaint from a male in Alberta of an interrupted phone call, police attended local RV parks and located a 45-year-old female from Canmore that required assistance in regards to a domestic argument that was going on.  No assault took place.  The female was provided assistance to return to her residence in Alberta.

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a Break and Enter of a seasonal home in the 1700 block of Second Ave.  A large number of household items were stolen.  A 42” LCD TV, 36” LCD TV, stereo equipment, two paintings by Carol Evans, wooden owl carving, glass coffee table and two end tables along with lamps were some of the items stolen.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.