Volunteers and guards sought

Columbia Valley RCMP staff-sergeant Marko Shehovac's RCMP report for the week of August 24.

Guards and Matrons wanted

Columbia Valley detachment is looking at boosting the number of Guards and Matrons.

Guards and Matrons work under the Commissionaires program and are paid when on duty.

They are paid in the area of $15 and hour. Guards and Matrons work on a rotation and are called when the detachment has a prisoner to look after.

There are times that prisoners only have the pleasure of our company for a few hours and some that will be required to spend days.

The detachment is also utilized by the court system for people to spend weekends in custody as part of their sentence.

The hours of work include dayshift, afternoon shift and night shift. Guards and Matrons are at times called upon at odd hours to attend to guard and matron duties.

Training is provided. All are provided the highest security clearance.

I would like to target recently retired people that still find the need to escape from the spouse now and then and wish to  meet new interesting people.

If you are one of those people contact the detachment and speak to Marko or Julie.


Volunteers for Citizens on Patrol

A group of citizens in the Valley have formed up groups to patrol their community and be the extra eyes and ears for the police. They form the group known as Citizens on Patrol. We are lacking numbers in Invermere and Radium.

This group volunteers a few hours a month on rotation to patrol the community.

All members are security cleared. It’s a great way to contribute to the safety of your community.

If interested please contact the detachment and leave your name and number.

We are looking at an COP AGM Sept 15 and those interested will be invited to a free dinner to find out more of what COP is all about and have an opportunity to speak to many COP volunteers at this meeting to determine if this would interest you.


August 12

• A Kyak was stolen between July 31 and Aug 10 near the marina in Columere Park.

The kyak is described as a Necki Gannett II, Royal blue, open cockpit, two-seater with rudder and pedals.

• As a result of observing a vehicle driving the centre of the road on 12th Avenue, a ’98 BMW was stopped.

The vehicle was driven by a 42 year-old male from Invermere who displayed signs have having consumed liquor.

The male blew a fail on the ASD and was given a 90 day prohibition and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.


August 13

• Police responded to a complaint of mischief when some landscaping material was destroyed in the area of the 900 block of Timbermont Rd.

• Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of a counterfeit $5 bill.

• Columbia Valley detachment responded to an accident at the Fairmont Hot Spring Resort RV Park.

It was determined that a 12 year old male was riding his bike when he lost control and made contact with a truck that was backing into a camping spot.

The young male suffered injuries to his ankle and was taken to the Invermere hospital.

• An unlocked vehicle was gone through in the area of the 1200 block of 6th Street.

A small amount of money was stolen along with the keys for the vehicle and a cell phone.  As stated before, lock your cars.

• An intoxicated male was located in the 1000 block of Timer Court in Windermere.

The male admitted consuming some mushrooms. Once checked out at the hospital the male was lodged in cells and released when sober.