RCMP Report

Break and enter suspect linked to multiple trespassing complaints.

Over the last year the detachment has received numerous complaints of someone trespassing on property at night.

At times the complaint involved someone looking into windows.

The area that seemed to receive a number of repeated complaints was in the 1000 block of 17th Street and 7th Avenue.

A 19 year-old male suspect who resides in the same area was charged recently with break and enter where a female was assaulted.

The victim was able to fend off the male who ran from the scene.

The 19 year-old male has been charged and will be appearing in Invermere Provincial court.

The suspect in the break and entry has conditions involving a curfew that will be monitored by the police.


December 9

• Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a hit and run where a ’99 Jeep Cherokee was found to have a dent on the left front of a vehicle. The owner was unable to identify the area where this damage may have occurred.


December 10

• Police investigated a complaint of threats and harassment where phone texts were received. Police intervened to caution the suspect involved.  Further investigation revealed the text messages involving threats escalated. Further investigation resulted in a 32 year-old female charged with uttering threats and harassment.

• The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a possible impaired driver.

A Chevrolet pick up truck was located near Black Forest Trail. The driver, a 27 year-old male from Invermere, displayed signs of being impaired and was given an ASD demand.  The male failed.

Due to recent changes in legislation the driver was brought forward to a breath instrument and blew well above the legal limit.

The male is charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.


Snow machine patrols

Now that the ice is here to stay on the lake you can expect to see members of the detachment out doing snow machine patrols on the lake as well as local trails.


List of interpreters

Last year the members investigated an accident where the driver spoke very little English. From making a few calls to friends in the area an interpreter was identified and was able to assist the police.

I believe that it is important for the detachment to reach out into the community and made a request for volunteers that are willing to be called upon to assist in emergency interpretations.

If you speak a second language and are prepared to assist when called it would be appreciated if you contact myself. At present time I have five local names that cover German, Ukranian, Punjabi, Thai and Swiss. The more the better.

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