We have had two scam letters come into the office. Mr. Jorge Jeremais from Spain would love to give you a bunch of money and Mr. Juan Delcios Peris from Barcelona would also like to give you a bunch of money. The fellow that identifies himself as Juan Peris also states he’s a lawyer. First sign you have troubles. Both letters use the term “ they checked out all modalities.” Must be a word they are teaching at scam schools. Both came to local people through the mail. These also come via the Internet. Ignore them please. Many target the elderly, so please educate your seniors in your family that should such a letter like this come in, they contact a family member. Ray, although you are close to elderly, I have no idea what list you are on! Maybe car nuts.
Columbia Valley RCMP teamed up with a conservation officer and patrolled approximately seven local fishing lakes. Everyone had a licence and followed local regulations. No liquor violations observed. This proves fishermen, such as yours truly, are better at hiding our pops than golfers. Our seasonal patrols will continue throughout the winter.
Columbia Valley RCMP recognized a prohibited driver operating a ’95 Honda. Police stopped the 22-year-old male and charged him with driving while prohibited. Subject has a court date in March. The vehicle was impounded.
Columbia Valley detachment received a report of an out-of-bounds boarder seeking assistance.
Two ski patrol members from the hill attended the backcountry and located a 22-year-old male from Edmonton.
The male was not injured but too weak to work his way out. Search and Rescue were contacted and through their office were able to mobilize a helicopter to take the three out of the backcountry. Our thanks to Panorama Ski Patrol and Search and Rescue.
Columbia Valley detachment responded to a single vehicle roll over on Hwy 93/95 just north of Invermere.
An 18-year-old male from Radium operating a 2008 Mazda lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch. The Mazda was south bound when he observed a north bound vehicle encroach into his lane on icy road conditions. Attempts to steer and brake the vehicle still resulted in lost control and the vehicle went into the left ditch, causing it to roll over in the deep snow. Passing motorists stopped to assist while Invermere Fire and Ambulance attended. The injuries to the driver were minor in nature.
In the early morning, Columbia Valley RCMP attended to a complaint of assault where it was alleged a pregnant female was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. The 22-year-old suspect was not in the area when police first arrived.
At approximately 1515 hours police located the male in the industrial park. Police arrested the male who then grabbed at the officer’s radio and fled on foot. The male was caught and charged with assault, resisted arrest and escaping lawful custody.
On booking the male into cells, cocaine was seized and as a result he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. The male is held in custody at the time of this report.