Congratulations to all the kids who graduated last week. All the hard work over the last several years has resulted in this celebration with your immediate as well as extended family. No doubt many came great distances to share your achievements. All the best in your future endeavours.
At 4:35 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members were requested to attend a minor accident involving an ‘88 Ford pickup and a 2004 GMC station wagon. The accident happened near the grocery store in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. The damage was minimal and no injuries were sustained. The drivers were simply advised to exchange driver and vehicle information and contact their insurance company. During the busy summer, detachment members will not be attending accidents where the damage is minimal and there are no injuries or where vehicles are not blocking the road. Due to manpower resources during July and August, other priority calls and investigations will be keeping the officers busy.
The detachment received a traffic complaint in regards to a painting crew that appeared to have no flagging people providing direction to drivers or properly wearing safety equipment. This causes some confusion for the drivers and puts the workers at risk. If you happen to see any situation like this, give the detachment a quick call. Police did attend and spoke with the operator of the company. WorkSafeBC was also advised of the complaint. The crew complied with the police request.
Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of threat in the Edgewater area in regards to two adult males in an argument. A 47-year-old male was spoken to in regards to the threat and no charges were requested. As a result of the investigation, it was determined the male was in possession of a rifle but his possession licence had expired. The weapon was not involved in any threat; however, the rifle was seized until the male renewed his possession licence.
At 3:35 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of two males on a balcony on 3rd Avenue shooting what appeared to be a gun in the direction of geese in the wetlands. Attendance determined that the gun was a plastic toy gun that shoots spring loaded plastic bullets that could not travel any great distance. The men co-operated and it was learned the geese were not being harmed. The men were advised that given what the citizen observed, the complaint was taken seriously and to discontinue.