Male arrested in Fairmont for assault

Police files from the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment.


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Male charged with assault

On November 8 at 1:34 a.m., Columbia Valley Detachment members responded to a complaint of domestic assault in the 5000 block of Riverview Road in Fairmont Hot Springs. Evidence of an assault was visible and as a result a 23-year-old male was arrested at the scene and charged with assault. The male is to appear in Invermere Provincial Court on January 14.

Mental Health Act

The Detachment this last week had been called on a couple of times to deal with persons who have been distraught. I will not mention the incidents as privacy is of importance in many of these situations.  I will however explain how the Mental Health Act, a provincial statute, allows the police the authority to intervene. We can determine on our own from conversation and observation that a person may be a danger to themselves or others and if no other statute is applicable to the situation before us, we have the authority to apprehend someone under this act and bring them before a doctor.  A doctor may also complete documents that will authorize the police to apprehend and take them before a doctor. In many instances once a doctor has seen the person and other family members are involved, the person may be released. In the more severe instances where immediate care cannot be provided, the doctor may order the person to be taken to another facility to be seen by a medical person better trained to provide help.

Subway disturbance

Detachment members were called out to a disturbance at the Subway restaurant in Radium when an ex employee attended and refused to leave when requested.  By the time police attended the person had already departed.  No further request was made of the police.

Deer killed on highway

On November 16 at 9:30 a.m., the detachment received a complaint of a truck hitting a deer on Hwy 93/95. No damage or injuries were received by the driver of the truck. The deer however was severely injured and had to be destroyed by the attending officer. A similar accident happened on November 17 at 2247 Hwy 95 near Prospector Ave. in Radium. No serious damage or injury to the driver in this instance either.

Noise complaint

On November 17 at 11:40 p.m., detachment Members responded to a loud party in the 5000 block of Vermillion St. in Edgewater.  One male at the house was spoken to by the police who co-operated with the police and had the party tone down.

Possible reporting of fraud

A citizen had called the detachment to advise that she had received a call from someone reporting to be from Air Canada and wishing to confirm a flight to Toronto.  The local person  made no reservations.