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Posted: April 7, 2015

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

ssgtmarkoshehovacBy S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Nice on Easter weekend

At 1:15 p.m. on April 2, the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of a possible intoxicated male walking on Highway 93/95 near Windermere. A 21-year-old male was located and found to be sober. As the male had a long walk to Fairmont Hot Springs, the officer gave him a ride. Easter weekend, be nice.

TVs stolen in Windermere B&E

At 6 p.m. on April 2, the detachment received a report of a break and enter that happened in the past week in the 4000 block of Windermere Road. A door was damaged and two television sets and a plastic water jug were stolen.

Another Windermere B&E

At 5:20 p.m. on April 2, the detachment received a report of a break and enter that occurred in the last two weeks in the 4000 block of Bench Road in Windermere. A door was damaged; however, nothing reported stolen.

Erratic driver complaint at Panorama

At 9:57 p.m. on April 2, the detachment received a complaint of an older Ford F150, black in colour, driving in an erratic manner in the area of Summit Drive in Panorama Mountain Resort. Patrols were negative for the vehicle.

Damage at hotel dealt with in-house

The detachment received a complaint of damage done to a banquet door at the Best Western in Invermere at 4:57 a.m. on April 3. Staff eventually determined the damage was done by a patron of the hotel. On police attendance later in the morning it was determined that staff and the patron were able to come to an agreement without police involvement.

Abandoned 9-1-1 call followed up

At 5 p.m. on April 3, police responded to an abandoned 9-1-1 call from a payphone at Redstreak Campground in Radium Hot Springs. A family of four was located at the entrance and it was determined that two youngsters got bored and pretended to call Grandma. Mom and Dad had a chat with the boys.

Cigarettes stolen in store B&E

At 3 a.m. on April 4 the detachment attended to a break and enter complaint at the convenience store in Edgewater. The glass portion of the door was damaged and entry was gained resulting in a small quantity of cigarettes being stolen. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

Edmonton pitbull bites child

Detachment officers were April 4 contacted to assist B.C. Ambulance personal regarding an 11-year-old being bitten by a pitbull in Radium Hot Springs. The young person was taken to the hospital to tend to wounds. Both dog control in the Valley and in Edmonton were contacted. The person walking the two dogs advised that the owner of the dog that bit the youth was from Edmonton.

Collision with deer near Brisco

At 5:30 p.m. on April 5, the detachment received a complaint of a single vehicle accident on Hwy. 95 near Brisco. A 63-year-old male driver from Alberta collided with a deer that ran out into the road. No injuries to the driver. The 2004 Buick Le Sabre suffered moderate damage.

Assault complaint leads to charges

At 8 p.m. on April 6, Columbia Valley Detachment responded to a complaint of assault involving two female cousins from Alberta who were on holiday with friends. The victim attended Invermere and District hospital with minor injuries. The 33-year-old female suspect had departed the area in the victim’s car. The investigation resulted in charges of assault and taking a vehicle without consent being recommended.

Impaired charge following accident

At 3:05 a.m. on April 7 the detachment responded to a single vehicle accident involving a ‘99 Dodge Ram pickup off the road on Toby Creek. Police, B.C. Ambulance and Invermere Fire Rescue attended. The investigation revealed that the female driver had been consuming liquor. An ASD demand was read at which time the driver blew a fail. The driver’s licence was prohibited for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 30 days. The driver was taken to the Invermere and District Hospital for nonlife threatening injuries.

I have a solution

Are you in need of the occasional escape once and awhile from your spouse? Are you in need of your own little space you can call your own? Are you looking for the occasional intellectual conversation with a fellow human being? Are you looking to pick up some extra dollars to spend on yourself? Are you looking maybe for some extra cash so some people you call friends can take your hard earned cash in a friendly game of poker at the Legion on Thursday? (Friendly until Zorn raises the roof on a ruling.) Sorry, I vented in public.

If any of these peak your interest I have a solution. The detachment is looking for three more Guards or Matrons. More geared for semiretired folks. If you are interested and want more information give me a call.

Zorn, apply. If guarding becomes a conflict with poker on Thursday, we can move the game to the cellblock.

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