Last week CP police and Columbia Valley detachment investigated the derailment of two coal cars as a result of large vehicle engine being thrown down an embankment in the Edgewater area. It is possible, given the circumstances, that there may not have been any intention to cause such damage, and the engine was simply disposed of improperly. Police and this detachment are requesting if you have any information on this that you contact the detachment or Crimestoppers.
Long weekend East Kootenay Traffic Services: Over the May long weekend, East Kootenay Traffic Services had a busy three days throughout the Valley. Some of the stats are as follows: 310 speeding tickets and 22 excessive speeding tickets. Of the 22 excessive speeding tickets, 19 were in the Kootenay National Park where 19 vehicles were impounded. Five driving prohibitions, five no insurance, 14 seatbelt charges, two charges of using an electronic device, one undue care and attention.
Columbia Valley detachment members came upon a highly intoxicated male on Hwy. 93/95 and Swansea Rd. A 21-year-old male was refusing to be helped by a friend. As a result the male spent the night in cells and was released when sober with a ticket for being drunk in public.
Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a complaint of a number of males causing a disturbance and pounding on a door in the 4800 block St. Mary’s St. in Radium. The group had departed by the time the police arrived.
Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a camper being broken into in the 4700 block of Beatty Ave. Items stolen from the camper were: a mini DVD player, power inverter, propane lamp, sleeping back and a backpack.
Detachment members responded to an assault complaint in the 500 block of Industrial Rd. The dispute appeared to involve family members. The argument was over a dog that resulted in an assault. The victim advised the police that no charges were requested.
As a result of a complaint of a group of people consuming liquor in public, police attended Main St. in Radium and located the people involved. A 46-year-old female from Canmore was charged with open liquor in public.
Columbia Valley detachment Members responded to a disturbance and assault in the 7300 block of Copperhorn Dr. in Radium. On arrival, police could see the disturbance continuing. A 44-year-old male was arrested for assault and mischief as a result of damage to a door and threats. The male was transported to the detachment cells. The male remains in police custody with an expected appearance in court in Invermere May 31.