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Posted: October 8, 2014

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

ssgtmarkoshehovacBy S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Attempted theft from shed

At 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of an attempted theft from a shed on Hewitt Road in Edgewater. Any suspicious activity observed in the area should be reported to the detachment.

Domestic disturbance

Detachment members responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of 13th Street at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. It was determined that no assault took place. Police assisted in keeping the peace while the adult female collected her belongings.

Bear cub struck and killed on Highway 93/95

A young bear cub was struck and killed on Highway 93/95 near Fairmont Hot Springs around 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 2. A female sow and a second cub remained in the area until police arrived. The cub was moved and the sow and cub were moved on with the hope they would not return. A further bear sighting was reported near Wood Lane in Windermere.

90 day suspension granted

At 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 3, as a result of driving evidence that a person operating a ‘87 Jeep may be impaired, the vehicle was stopped on 10th Street and 7th Avenue. The 42-year-old male operator from Erickson was noted to have been drinking. An ASD demand was given to which the driver refused to provide a sample. As a result his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days as well as a fine for driving without insurance and a court date given for driving while prohibited.

Fire department radio theft attempt at joke

At 4 p.m. on Oct. 4, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of theft of a Canal Flats Fire Department radio from the Columbia Inn on Oct 2. A number of phone calls initiated by the police resulted in the return of the radio when a person with a group of people in the bar found the radio in his pocket. It was determined that a friend was playing a joke and put the radio in his pocket. The item was mailed back to the Fire Department.

Items stolen from unlocked home

At 12:20 p.m. on Oct. 4 the detachment received a complaint of theft of four sterling silver necklaces from a residence on Taynton Road in Windermere. The items went missing approximately three weeks ago, when the house was not locked.

Argument over a woman

At 9:55 p.m. on Oct. 4, detachment members responded to a complaint of disturbance when two adult males were arguing over a female. No evidence to warrant any charges. Both men were advised to deal with it in a more mature manner.

Domestic all leads to impaired charge

At 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 5, detachment members responded to a domestic disturbance in the 4000 block of Emerald Avenue in Canal Flats. Evidence that alcohol was involved. At the time police arrived the adult male had departed the area. Patrols located the male operating a ‘97 GMC pickup. The male displayed symptoms of being impaired. An ASD demand was read and resulted in a fail. The 35-year-old male involved had his licence suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Bikes lost on drive to valley

At 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, a vehicle driving in Kootenay National Park near Banff had two bikes fall off without the driver realizing this. On turning around they could not locate the black 2010 Santa Cruz nor the white Specialized Mica bike. If you happened to have come across the bikes please report same to this detachment or Banff RCMP Detachment.

Right to remain silent

A right every person has under the Charter is the right to remain silent but often, far too often, this right is ignored by husbands.

Phase II of house renovations is almost complete and while minding my own business Bev approached me with a sheet of paint colors for the door, asking for my opinion. I took the safest option and told her whatever she is happy with is ok by me.

You know the saying – “happy wife, bigger boat.” Not being happy with that response she strokes my ego stating that my opinion is highly valued and that I have some input with the renovations. She actually said this and kept a straight face.

I’m thinking that if I have input in the renovations, she is going to want input into the boat so I insist that whatever she wants I want. Not happy, she insists on my choice of colour. So I pick a light blue. This is where the right to remain silent should have been invoked. Her response, “what about the darker blue, why don’t you like that?”

Obviously I guessed wrong. I have another look at the colors and come back with, “I didn’t notice that color; you’re right that blue is much better.”

She comes back with, “You being honest or just trying to get rid of me?” She wanted honesty so I told her I was doing my best to get rid of her.

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