RCMP Report (December 5)

Polie files from the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment.


Without the official tally from Tim, I believe the detachment raised approximately $2,200 which is over our goal of $2,000. As promised, thanks to Julie with the assistance of Teresa Rogel who donated the colours,  I am sporting hair streaked RCMP colours. Many thanks to family, friends and our community for helping us reach our goal. And thanks for being responsible for the new look.

Male arrested

On November 29 at 5 a.m., detachment members were called out to a disturbance on a subdivision road involving an intoxicated male causing damage. The male was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Cranbrook and removed from the house.

Peace bond granted

On November 29, the detachment received a complaint of harassment in regards to the actions of an adult male. The actions were sufficient enough to forward a report to Crown requesting a peace bond be approved and brought before the courts. A peace bond requested through Section 810 of the Criminal Code is not a criminal charge but provides for the person to be brought before the courts and for conditions to be placed on the person if grounds exists as determined by the courts.

Impaired driving

On November 29 at 10:30 p.m., the detachment responded to a complaint of a vehicle taken without the owners consent. The vehicle was later located at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Kootenay #3 Road. The 40-year-old male driver from Invermere was determined to be impaired and a breath demand was given.  The male blew over the .08 limit and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.  The driver will be appearing in Invermere Provincial Court on March 11.

Victim services

On December 1 at 9:20 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of threats.  The complainant in this matter did not wish to pursue charges but was looking at options available. Victim services was suggested.

Deer hit by car

On Decemeber 2 at 8:30 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members attended a complaint of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 93/95 near Columbia Lake Road near Fairmont.  A northbound 2003 Volkswagon Jetta driven by a female from Canal Flats hit a deer that ran out in front of the car. The car was damaged but was driveable. The driver was uninjured.

Car slides off road

On December  2 at 1:15 p.m., a Columbia Valley detachment member responded to another single vehicle accident when a 2002 Kia Rio was driving down an embankment from a driveway in the 7800 block of Westside Road to turn left.  The vehicle due to road conditions began to slide and went off the road to the right and overturned into a steep ditch.  The vehicle suffered hood and window damage. The driver was able to walk away without injuries.

Abandoned truck

On December 3, a 2002 GMC Sierra was located on its side on Athalmer Hill.  No plates were found on the vehicle.  No one was located in the vehicle nor did it appear the vehicle was stolen. No indications that anyone was hurt.  The VIN was run and determined that the insurance had expired.  The vehicle was towed with instructions of no release until the driver has a chat with the police.

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