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Posted: May 6, 2015

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

ssgtmarkoshehovacBy S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Search for possible person in distress negative

At 8:30 a.m. on April 28, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of a possible person in distress calling out in the wooded area of the Gypsum Mine. An extensive search was conducted in the area with the assistance of local work crew, Columbia Valley Search and Rescue along with the police service dog. The result of the search was negative for locating anyone in distress. Our thanks to Big Horn Helicopters who happened to be in the area on company business for taking the time to fly over and search the area. Alpine Helicopters out of Golden also attended to assist.

Garage broken into

At 12:56 p.m. on April 29, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of a garage being broken into in the 500 block of Upper Lakeview Road. A side door was damaged allowing entry. The incident occurred sometime after April 18 when the shed was last checked. The owner will be contacting the police to advise if any items are stolen.

High intoxication levels nixes info gathering

At 4:30 a.m. on May 2, RCMP attended to a disturbance call in the 200 block of Black Forest Trail. A number of adults who were intoxicated advised of an argument between two of the adults present. Due to the state of intoxication very little information was gained. Police drove an adult female to stay with a family member.

Spray paint vandals strike

At 8:30 a.m. on May 2, two vehicles were vandalized with spray paint in the 7000 block of Prospector Ave. It is believed that those responsible for the damage will advise others of what they did. Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment.

Drunk in public; night in cells

While conducting a foot patrol in the town area at 11:20 p.m. on May 2, police observed a disturbance in the area of the back patio of Copper City Saloon. A 29-year-old male from Radium Hot Springs was arrested for being drunk in public and lodged in cells. The male was later released the next morning with a ticket for drunk in public.

Private property signs being ignored

A Shuswap Band land area resident contacted the detachment May 3, advising that a number of people are neglecting private property signs as well as leaving gates open resulting in horses getting loose. The people described as trespassing are doing so on bikes, hiking, as well as riding ATVs. Ignoring private property signs could result in trespass charges.

Guards/ Matrons

We are looking for people in the community who may be interested in Guard and Matron duties at the Detachment.

Citizens on Patrol

The detachment is looking for volunteers in the community that wish to be involved in Citizens on Patrol.

Detachment Open House

Our annual Detachment open house sponsored by the Lions Club, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire and Tim Hortons will be held May 27 5-8 p.m. Lions club hosting a beef on a bun dinner. More information to follow.


The problem with wanting to thank everyone who assists us in doing our job is you may forget to thank someone. And I did. My thanks to the parent volunteers who came out to assist me with our bike rodeo with the kids at Eileen Madson and Edgewater schools.

I will continue to remind everyone so that the message is out there even though I’m somewhat early. June 6 Canal Flats Days parade and events, Cram the Cruiser to support the Canal Flats Food Bank will be in the parade and at the events from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

On July 1 in Invermere, Cram the Cruiser truck will be towing a very special boat and we want to fill the boat up with food to support the Invermere Food Bank. Let’s hit the food bank hard for these two events.

Oilers demolished

The Detachment floor hockey team demolished the DTSS Oilers 1-0 taking the best out of three semi final 2-0. The challenge we found in this series was the home ref who also views himself as a coach for the students. Regardless, we now move on to the final best out of three to defend our Invermere Rotary Challenge Cup.

Cst. Chris Sheppard blasted a laser beam of a shot for the win. Our all-star goaltender  stood on his head. Jayden Jefferson failed miserably to rally his team. My memory fails me and can’t recall if I reminded you that Hoobernoff failed to make the playoffs.

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