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Fernie man charged with assaulting officerPosted: July 6, 2012

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

The Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment responded to 59 calls over the July long weekend.

On June 29 32-year-old male from Fernie was causing a disturbance and mischief when he interfered with a local business, throwing a chair onto the street. When located by the police the male continued to walk away.  The male was arrested and continued to attempt to walk away. The male was charged with assaulting a police office and will appear in court Sept 10.

Inflatable boat stolen from Baltac

Also on June 29, Columbia Valley RCMP received a complaint of theft of a Bombard inflatable boat stolen from the bank of Lake Windermere off Baltac Road.

No injuries in KNP accident

On June 30 the RCMP received a report of a single vehicle accident in Kootenay National Park near Vermilion Crossing. A 2003 Chev collided with a deer.  No injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.

Critical comment?

On June 30, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of a newspaper box struck and sent down an embankment on Westside Road near Rushmere Road.

KNP crash

Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint June 30 of a single vehicle accident near Sinclair Pass in Kootenay National Park.  A Cavalier, driven by a 21-year-old male from Calgary, was south bound in heavy rain when it went off the road left, hitting a concrete barrier.

Drunken Winnipegger opts for friend over jail

Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint at 12:45 a.m. on July 1of an intoxicated male in the down town area. A 32 year old male from Winnipeg was located.  The option was given cells or locate a friend; and a friend was located.

Minor injuries in Windermere crash with deer

At 9 a.m. on July 1, RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle accident involving a 2008 Nissan and a deer that ran onto the Highway 93/95 near Kootenay #3 Rd.  The 25-year-old female driver received minor injuries to her hand, however, was able to driver herself to the hospital.

iPad pinched in Fairmont

Columbia Valley Detachment July 1 received a report of theft of an iPad from a 2009 Lincoln while it was parked at the lodge at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Rowdy campers evicted from Redstreak

On July 1, Columbia Valley Detachment members responded to Redstreak Campground in Radium to assist the Kootenay National Park wardens in evicting a number of campers.  Campers were charged by the wardens for unnecessary noise. The remaining campers enjoyed the eviction.

Columbia Valley Detachment Champions

We came in second versus the David Thompson Secondary School floor hockey champions but when it comes to Canada Day boat building and racing, we are champions. Having hosted this event for four years the detachment finally took the championship trophy.  Even though Cpl. Grant Simpson, Cst. Christopher Ralph and Cst. Andrew Michaud refused to take much direction from me during the build, they came up with a fine boat with very little thought or planning. My contribution to this win was to forfeit my seat and give it to Cst. Michaud. More horsepower.  I was a proud commander to watch them run away with the race while Radium Hot Springs Fire Chief Dave Dixon and Windermere/Fairmont Fire Chief Jim Miller must hold their head in disgrace.

Half way in the race, Radium Fire Department sunk, but with true determination swam it to the finish line.

I had some concern while watching Rainbow Cleaner build and prepare their boat. Built with stealth and speed in mind. However, too narrow was its downfall.  Windermere Fire Department gave it a good shot near the end to catch up to the RCMP boat.

The Rubber Duckies walked away with two awards, best dressed, as well they built their boat for the least amount of money $67 out of a $100 budget each team is allowed.  The detachment to secure the win spent $99.99.  Our thanks to Invermere Home Hardware for donating the material.  Our thanks also for Invermere Rotary Club for helping out and Cst. Dustin Burch for spearheading this event.  Also to all those that participated in the build and race, thanks for making this a success.

You all have your work cut out in order to win the trophy, as we are going dynasty.

S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment

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