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Posted: May 26, 2015

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

ssgtmarkoshehovacBy S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Cram the Cruise will be at Canal Flats Days, June 6

Cram the Cruiser (pictured above) will be in the parade at 11 a.m. and on scene after the parade until 2 p.m. To all on the parade route: let’s support the Canal Flats Food Bank and pack the vehicle up. After the parade until 2 p.m. you can drop off food items. Thanks in advance.

Domestic assault complaint leads to charge

At 8:50 a.m. on May 22, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment officers attended to a domestic assault complaint in the 4000 block of Ogilvie Avenue in Fairmont Hot Springs. A 34-year-old male was arrested and charged with assault. The male will appear in court Aug 10.

Early morning drunk in public

At 7 a.m. on May 23, officers attended to a highly intoxicated male located on Indian Beach Road in Windermere. The 26-year-old male was arrested and lodged in cells for drunk in public. He was later released with a ticket for drunk in public.

Impaired at Fairmont

At 10:23 a.m. on May 23, as a result of a report of an impaired driver, a vehicle was located on Hwy 93/95 in Fairmont. The 25-year-old driver from Drayton Valley, Alta. was given an ASD demand which she failed. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for 30 days. She was also ticketed for open liquor in the vehicle.

Police help resort staff with drunks

At 11:52 p.m. on May 23, officers attended to Fairmont Hot Springs Resort to assist the staff with a disturbance involving intoxicated persons. Subjects involved were warned on any further return they would be evicted by staff and the police would attend to observe.

Release conditions violated

At 3 p.m. on May 24, a 45-year-old male from Invermere was arrested and charged with breaching his conditions when he made contact with a person he was to have no contact with, as well as consuming liquor which also violated his release conditions.

Fishing ethic versus police ethic

Somewhere the two worlds collide.

In the police world we obtain a great deal of information from the public. In some instances the source of the information must remain confidential. Bearing that in mind, while fishing with Rick and Al, two very weak poker players that I associate with, the rule is $5 for the first fish, $5 for biggest and $5 for the most. Gamblers; it’s a sickness.

Rick and Al are on Rick’s boat, Bev and I are on my boat. Sorry, our boat. Bev and I went to shore for a break and met up with friends from Golden. They caught five fish. This friend now becomes a source. I get the location and I have a look at his rod set up and presentation. Now the dilemma: as a friend do I share this confidential source information or not? Just so I don’t feel bad, I share the location and off we go. I did not share the rod set up as I matched my friends from Golden.

I caught what must have been a 15 pounder and we fought for at least half hour. It reminded me of Hemingway’s the Old Man and the Sea. First fish on the new boat and Bev remarks, “I want to see what a $60,000 fish looks like.”

Did I ever make smart comments about her on the cost of her renovations? No. I advised Bev that this fish just brought in $30 as it was the only fish caught and if I carry on at this rate she can do the math and figure out when the boat has paid for itself. It was a good day.

Spent time with my lovely wife (points), time with some reasonable friends and caught a fish. What more does a man want in life? Bigger boat?


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