Five break-ins, one day

Columbia Valley detachment RCMP report for the week of August 31.

August 19

• Columbia Valley RCMP responded to an assault complaint where a male had been assaulted while walking his dog in Fairmont Hot Springs.

The male had been walking his dog when an unleashed black lab ran out towards him and his dog, which was on a leash. It is alleged that the lab was showing its teeth and was subsequently kicked in the chest by the male in order to keep his own dog safe.

Another male then approached the male who had defended himself and his dog and he was punched in the head for retaliation of kicking the dog, leaving a two-inch cut in the first male’s head. The incident is still under investigation.

• Columbia Valley RCMP were notified that two canoes were floating in the lake several weeks ago and a neighbour had brought them to shore. One is a red 15′ canoe with the marking “ARC” on the bow. The other is a green 12′ canoe. The complainant advised that he would put the found property in the newspaper and see if the owner contacts him.


August 20

• Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at the Edgewater Hilltop Golf Course. It was determined that an amount of cash was stolen. A lone male broke in to the building, which has been confirmed through video surveillance

The lone male is in his 20s and was wearing black shoes and beige pants. He is 5’8″ with a medium build.

If anybody has any further information that they wish to add, please contact this detachment, quoting file 2011-2006. This investigation is ongoing.

• Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at the Gateway Motel in Radium Hot Springs. An unknown person had tried to gain entry through the front door, but then moved to the side door and was able to pry the door open. A large amount of cash was stolen.

If anybody has any information regarding this break and enter and theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file number 2011-2007.

• Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at the Citadella Restaurant in Radium Hot Springs.

It appears as though sometime between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. the restaurant was broken into. Entry was gained through the front door and a large amount of cash was taken.

If anybody has any information regarding this file please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2005.

• Columbia Valley RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter at Sinclair Creek Loop Road in Radium Hot Springs. An office had been broken into at the RV Resort and a large amount of cash had been stolen.

If anybody has any information regarding this Break and Enter and Theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2004.

• Columbia Valley RCMP were advised of a break and enter at Pete’s Marina in the industrial park that occurred over the last few days.

Entry had been gained into the storage compound and there was evidence on site of tire tracks in the grass that belonged to a dual pickup truck.  A swimming platform and propeller was stolen off a Mastercraft X15 vessel.  The propeller only fits that specific boat and the swim board only fits 2009 and newer Mastercraft Boats.

The swim board itself has a large scratch on the top on the port side that is very noticeable. If anybody has any information with regards to this Break and Enter and Theft please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2012.


August 21

• Columbia Valley police observed a black Mustang with Alberta plates pass a group of people that were on the side of the road waiting for a cab.

The driver (later identified) slammed the brakes on and backed up screeching his tires.  The tires were squealed again when the driver took off after the group jumped into his vehicle.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was recognized as having been spoken to two hours earlier by police when a bar walk through had been done at Bud’s Bar and Lounge.

It was believed that the driver was intoxicated as he was displaying symptoms of impairment while at the bar two hours previously. Members formed a reasonable suspicion and the breath demand was read after waiting 15 minutes.

Two samples were obtained and both samples resulted in fails. A 90 day roadside prohibition was given, and the vehicle was towed by Club Towing.

• Sometime overnight an unlocked vehicle was broken into that had been parked on Government Street in Windermere. A Garmin GPS unit was taken. If anybody has any information on the missing GPS please advise the Columbia Valley RCMP quoting file 2011-2033.

• Columbia Valley RCMP were advised that someone had gone through a moored boat over night while it had been parked at the Windermere Marina. Several items were taken: a wireless iPod docking station, keys to tubes, suntan lotion and candy.

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