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Columbia Valley RCMP ReportPosted: June 11, 2012

Trucker dings pickup in Radium

Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment members attended to a two-vehicle accident on Radium Blvd. at 12:15 p.m. on June 5.  A 2012 Kenworth tractor and trailer driven by a 29-year-old male from Saskatchewan was backing out of an area and the trailer made contact with a Ford F250 causing damage to the Ford, which was parked on the street. The driver or owner of the Ford was not in the area. An accident report was completed at the time and the owner of the Ford will be located.

Group with issues forces harassment investigation

Columbia Valley Detachment June 8 received a complaint of harassment involving an ongoing issue between a group of adults that seem to have issues.  A 48-year- old male was observed to give another male the finger, then later lingered around the residence of the other male.  Although no threats were made in this incident, complaints of harassment will be investigated and if applicable charges may be recommended to Crown for charge approval.

Kids playing on unstable roof

Also on June 8, Columbia Valley Detachment members were called to a complaint in regards to a number of youths on the roof of the concession stand in Edgewater.  The building is believed to be unstable and a fear the youths may fall.

Patrols were made and no youths were observed.

Charger damaged in hit and run

At 9:36 p.m. on June 8 Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of hit and run in the 1300 block of 13th Ave. in Invermere.  A ‘74 Dodge Charger received damage to the left side.  Tire marks left behind would suggest a Green pickup truck rounded the corner at 13th Ave., lost control and struck the Charger. Damage to the suspect vehicle would be the right front head light and fender.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

Edgewater disturbance

Columbia Valley Detachment members were called to a disturbance in the 4800 block of Riverview Drive in Edgewater at 11:25 p.m. on June 8 in regards to a male causing a disturbance in a residence and refusing to leave the house. The male had departed by the time the police arrived.

Woman arrested for assault with a weapon

At 5:45 p.m. on June 9 Columbia Valley Detachment members were called to a domestic dispute in the 1400 block of 13th Ave.

A 38-year-old male was assaulted and cut in the head when an object was thrown at him. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old female charged with assault with weapon.  The female was released with a court date of August 7.

Police defuse disturbance in Invermere

Columbia Valley Detachment members were called at 11 p.m. on June 9 to a disturbance involving an adult male and female in the 1300 block of 11th Ave, Invermere. Investigation revealed no assault other than a verbal argument has taken place. Both parties went their separate ways to avoid any escalation.


To the fellow I failed to yield to in Sobey’s parking lot, I was informed by a fellow member that there is a stop line I should have seen. Went back and sure enough there it was. So, even though you are not my wife, I will revert to my husband mantra, “you’re right, I’m wrong, sorry.”

Shots fired

While working in Rossland I was called to attend a vehicle that was on fire along the side of the highway.  A couple were able to safely get out of the vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed on my arrival. Rossland Fire Department was en route. There was very little I could do other than watch the show and talk to the driver and his passenger. I learned they were en route to Alaska and their worldly possessions were in the camper.  We were standing pretty close and I’m hearing a lot of popping sounds and fire cracker type sounds. Strange noise to be coming from a vehicle. I asked the driver what he had in the vehicle that was making this popping sound.  “Just ammunition,” was his response. My response, “why don’t we just walk over to my police car and move back a little further.” Needless to say, I told the fire department to let her burn.

S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac,

Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment


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