RCMP report for March 16

Submitted from Staff Sgt. Marko Shehovac

March 4 1455 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a mischief complaint where a board was thrown through a window of a residence in the 7300 block of Prospector Avenue in Radium.

March 4 1730 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a break and enter and theft in the 4700 block of Blakely Place in Radium sometime within the last two weeks. Two TVs, both LCD flat screens, 50-60 inches, a Playstation 3 video game system and a Rock Band game were stolen. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

A TV stolen from Edgewater belonged to a youth club and the kids are now without a TV and have to raise money to purchase a new one. Someone out there knows who did this.

March 4 1800 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a break and enter in the 600 block of Lakeview Road in Invermere. This happened between January 30 and March 4. A TV, fishing gear, stereo and two wake boards were stolen.

March 4 2325 hrs

As a result of a road check for impaired drivers at Laurier Street and Panorama Drive a 50-year-old male from Invermere was checked operating a 1992 Chevrolet Astro. The driver was found to be a prohibited driver and was charged for driving while prohibited. His vehicle was impounded.

March 5

Columbia Valley detachment responded to an attempted break and enter at the Dry Gulch store overnight. Entry was not gained into the store, however entry was gained into a shop connected to the store. This entry was done with a further attempt to get into the store. Nothing was reported stolen from the shop.

March 6

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a single vehicle accident on Hwy. 93/95 near Juniper Heights.  A 1995 Chevrolet Blazer driven by an 18-year-old female from Invermere hit black ice and went off the road, rolling the vehicle. The driver was wearing her seatbelt, which saved her from any serious injury.

Scams reported

Many people in the Valley have received letters directed to them from scam artists. Two letters seen are on a letterhead “Fernando Abogados”. I think there is something to be taken from the sound of “Abogados.”

The read goes like this: we have a fellow over here in Spain who died, leaving a lot of money behind, and they are trying hard to locate a relative. We can’t find a living relative, but since your name appears to be the same as our deceased we want to give you a chunk of the $8.6 million. If you don’t e-mail them or fax them back, they will search for another partner.

Again, like all the other scam letters out there, they want to assure you they checked out all the Modalities.

Bottom line, please throw out the letters.


Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac of the Columbia Valley detachment of the RCMP