Suspected thief in Radium checks cars

The RCMP report for the week of March 30, submitted by Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac of the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment.

Game stolen.  I watched our Invermere girls go down to Kamloops 3-0 in the first period.

Kamloops dominated the first.  Invermere, in probably the most exciting game so far in the Provincial Midget tournament bounced back to tie the game 3-3 and win it in the last moment 4-3.

Great game girls.  And, if you happen to see Floyd Verge with a more pronounced limp than normal, the bell he was clanging in my ear needs to be surgically removed.  Hopefully he can make an appointment before another game. If not, you may hear the bell, but it will be muffled.

March 18

Columbia Valley detachment received report of a complaint of theft from a vehicle in the 4800 block of McKay Street in Radium.  A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.  A small amount of cash was also stolen.

Two snowboards were stolen overnight from a vehicle parked in the underground parking lot of the Aspen Condos in Radium.  One of the boards stolen was a K2 snow board, along with a winter jacket and a camera.

March 19

During a routine patrol a detachment member observed a vehicle driving that was associated to a male known to be a prohibited driver.  A check was made of the Chevrolet Impala and a 47-year-old male from Invermere was found to be operating a vehicle without a licence.

The male was also charged for fail to stop for police.  The vehicle was impounded and it was determined that the driver had taken the vehicle without owner’s consent and was charged with this offence.

Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a disturbance complaint on 8th Avenue.  A number of males were arguing and started fighting.  Police arrested a 22-year-old male for breach of conditions and lodged him in a cell.

Columbia Valley detachment received a mischief complaint about a 2008 Ford Taurus when its windows were smashed in the 700 Block of 17th Street.

There was report of a theft from a 2008 Chevroley Cobalt.  A Garmin GPS was taken along with a wallet.  It was determined that this was the result of an earlier disagreement and police spoke with the person believed to be responsible and the items were recovered.

March 20

Columbia Valley detachment members received a report of youths knocking over signs on 7th Avenue. Patrols were made with a number of youths spoken to and one youth identified as being responsible. No damages were done to the signs.  The youth was taken back to replace the signs.

March 21

The detachment received a further complaint of theft from a vehicle in the 7400 block of Rivercrest Road in Radium.  A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. It appears someone is active in Radium checking cars.  Lock the cars and keep valuables out of them. There are drug habits to support and drug debts to pay off and your valuables are a way of supporting this habit.