Fire damages bathroom at Kinsmen Beach

Columbia Valley RCMP staff sergeant Marko Shehovac's RCMp report for the week of June 29.

A firefighter prepares to douse the flames inside the public washroom at Kinsmen Beach.

A firefighter prepares to douse the flames inside the public washroom at Kinsmen Beach.

June 18

A 95 blue Chrysler was checked as a result of speeding on Athalmer Rd. The 20 year-old female driver from Jarvie, Alberta displayed signs of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was read which resulted in a warn. The driver was given a three day driving prohibition.

Columbia Valley detachment members conducted marine patrols on the lake. Ten boats and seven paddle boats were checked. All were found to be in compliance. The officers received positive comments for being on the lake. It is our hope to have more time on the lake. The trick is to find a way to cover the RCMP Police markings so I can have a little fishing time. If you happen to see me fishing with the police boat it will be during my coffee and lunch breaks.

The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of mischief to a Ford pickup parked in the 4700 block of Government St. A Vehicle was dented and had some scratches.  The vehicle also experienced some engine problems.

Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a possible complaint of an impaired driver in the area of Lakeshore Campground. The vehicle was later located parked with no one in the vehicle. The officer responding was approached by a 34 year-old female from Canal Flats who became belligerent and violent towards the police officer. The female continued to escalate her behavior and was arrested for causing a disturbance and assault police officer. This person was lodged in cells and released in the morning with charges.

A Columbia Valley detachment member checked a 24-foot moving van on Hwy 93/95 near Radium. Officers detected the strong odor of marijuana. The male displayed signs of being under the influence. The 50 year-old male from Calgary made a comment of being high. The male’s licence was suspended for 24 hours.

June 19

A 47 year-old male from Invermere well known to police was located walking in the town area.  Officers were aware that this male had a curfew and confirmed this.  He was arrested and charged with breach of probation. He will be appearing in Invermere provincial court in the near future.

June 20

The Columbia Valley detachment and the Invermere Fire Department attended to a small fire that was set in the men’s bathroom at Kinsmen beach. The only damage to the building was smoke damage. Witnesses advised four males in their early teens were seen to depart the washroom and run away just before smoke was seen. Anyone with information in regards to this fire is requested to contact the Detachment.

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a single vehicle rollover involving a tractor and trailer on Hwy 93, near Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park.

Calcium Chloride (salted water) along with fuel was spilled. The Ministry of Environment was notified as well as the park wardens.

Information on the driver was not available at the time of this report, however the driver was charged with fail to keep right under the motor vehicle act.