The second annual detachment open house will be held on May 24 between 5 and 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for community members to attend the detachment and it was a big hit last year with the kids. All of our toys will be out for display and for the kids to jump on, the Lions Club will be hosting a barbecue, and Tim Hortons and Restorative Justice volunteers will be supplying police food along with drinks. All the grade three classes in the valley will have posters plastered all over the wall. Prizes sponsored by Home Hardware and Canadian Tire will provide one student in each class with a prize. If he is not on a call, our police dog handler Cpl. Sullivan will be here with Rambo as well as Cst. Chris Ralph with his police puppy-in-training at 6 p.m. and Cpl. Simpson will gear up in his riot gear.
As a result of being on the look out for a suspicious vehicle, an SUV was located at 2:30 a.m. and the driver displayed signs of having consumed liquor. An ASD demand was read and the male driver blew a “warn,” resulting in his drivers licence being suspended for three days.
The Columbia Valley detachment attended to a complaint at 11 a.m. of a break and enter in the 1300 block of 12th Ave. Entry was gained via a back window. At the time of the investigation nothing was reported stolen.
At 3:53 a.m., the Columbia Valley detachment received a call from a male who reported he and his friend were both highly intoxicated in Fairmont and advised they may not be able to carry on and locate their condo. Both males were from the Calgary area. A Columbia Valley detachment member called back the concerned male and advised a taxi could be called to assist them. At this time, the males advised they had located their condo and required no further assistance.
At 12:30 p.m., Canadian Pacific Railway police out of Golden contacted the Columbia Valley detachment to report two males had jumped on a train and were headed to Invermere. A Columbia Valley detachment member attended to the train tracks around the time the train arrived and a search was conducted. CP police were also in attendance. No males were located.
At 11:40 p.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of a large group of males fighting in the area of Stanley St. in Radium. The disturbance had ended by the time police arrived. It was learned that a group of males that had been drinking got into a scuffle. The group was from the Prince George and Calgary areas. All were sent on their way.
Over a two-day period in Radium and in the Fairmont area, the detachment received reports of a suspicious male walking on the highway. Police had checked the male the previous day and learned he was homeless and en route to Cranbrook. The behavior of the male certainly was strange and we appreciate the concern and reporting.
The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of money from a wallet left on the dashboard of an unlocked vehicle in the 2000 block of Pine Ridge Drive.