RCMP Report (July 11)

Police files from the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment.

The Columbia Valley detachment responded to 59 calls over the July long weekend.

June 29

The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of a Bombard inflatable boat stolen from the bank of Lake Windermere off Baltic Road.

Also on June 29, a 32-year-old male from Fernie was causing a disturbance and mischief when he interfered with a local business, throwing a chair onto the street. When located by the police, the male continued to walk away from the police. He was arrested and continued to attempt to walk away. The male was charged with assaulting a police officer and will appear in court on September 10.

June 30

The Columbia Valley detachment received a report of a single vehicle accident in Kootenay National Park near Vermilion Crossing, in which a 2003 Chevrolet collided with a deer. No injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.

At 6:30 a.m., the detachment received a complaint of a newspaper box struck and sent down an embankment on Westside Road near Rushmere Road.

The detachment also received a complaint of a single vehicle accident near Sinclair Pass in Kootenay National Park. A Cavalier driven by a 21-year-old male from Calgary was southbound and went left off the road, hitting a concrete barrier in heavy rain.

July 1

At 12:45 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members received a complaint of an intoxicated male in the downtown area. A 32-year-old male from Winnipeg was located and given the option of cells or locating a friend. A friend was located.

At 9 a.m., the detachment received a complaint of a single vehicle accident involving a 2008 Nissan and a deer that ran onto Highway 93/95 near Kootenay #3 Road. The 25-year-old female driver received minor injuries to her hand; however she was able to drive herself to the hospital.

Also on July 1, the detachment received a report of theft of an iPad from a 2009 Lincoln that was parked at the lodge at Fairmont Hot Springs. Columbia Valley detachment members also responded to Redstreak campground in Radium to assist the park wardens in evicting a number of campers. The campers were charged by the wardens for unnecessary noise. The remaining campers enjoyed the eviction.

July 3

At 11 a.m., as a result of an ongoing investigation of ongoing drug trafficking activities, a 22-year-old male from Radium was charged with possession of a controlled substance when a large quantity of cocaine was seized. The male will be appearing in Invermere Provincial Court on September 10.