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Posted: April 11, 2014

Drinker falls from resort balcony

ssgtmarkoshehovacColumbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

At 12:30 a.m. on April 5, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment members responded to Radium Resort to assist BC Ambulance on a call of an injured male.

On attendance the police learned that a 23-year-old male, who had been drinking, had fallen off a balcony and dropped approximately 15 feet to the ground. The male from Calgary was taken to Invermere and District Hospital where his non-life threatening injuries were treated.

Restorative justice option for goggle thief

On April 3, Columbia Valley Detachment was contacted by Panorama Mountain Village security that they had a 17-year-old male in custody in regard to theft of two pairs of ski goggles from Final Gate store. Police attended and from speaking to the store management and parents of the 17-year-old male, police will be considering restorative justice rather then send the male to Provincial Court.

Bottles thrown at Wilmer house

rcmp logo glossyAt 4:30 p.m. on April 4, Columbia Valley Detachment responded to a complaint of mischief in the 4000 block of Park Street in Wilmer. A number of bottles and broken bottles were thrown at a residence. Police spoke to a neighbour in the area who advised that he had a number of people at the house and those in attendance may have been responsible.

Erratic driving complaint

At 5:30 p.m. on April 4, as a result of a complaint of erratic driving, swerving in and out of traffic, a black Jetta driven by a 38-year-old male from Invermere was eventually located.

Police observed the driving pattern of the vehicle and noted that it failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle at an intersection. The driver was stopped and charged with fail to yield under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Curfew check comes up empty

At 10:50 p.m. on April 5, Columbia Valley Detachment members attended to the 4800 block of McKay Street to conduct a curfew check of a male recently charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The male has a condition to be at his residence after 10 p.m. and present himself to the door when police attend. The male did not present himself at the door.

A police business card was left at the door at which time the male later contacted the police and advised he would attend the detachment to see the investigator. The male did attend the detachment and he was released on documents to appear in court May 12. The male was informed that once the police establish a pattern of him not abiding by the conditions eventually he will be held in custody for a remand hearing before a justice of the peace.

Rowdy and drunk hitchhiker arrested

At 9:45 p.m. on April 6, Columbia Valley Detachment received two complaints from drivers who picked up a female hitchhiker from the Canal Flats area. One driver indicated that due to the female’s aggressive behaviour she was dropped off near Columere Park. Shortly after a second driver called in stating that a female hitchhiker was dropped off at Fairmont Hot Springs, again due to her state of intoxication and behaviour. Police attended to the Far Side Inn and located a 34-year-old female well known to police and arrested her for drunk in public as well as breaching her condition by having consumed alcohol.

Citizens on Patrol

Reminder for those interested in volunteering for this program, please contact the Detachment and speak to me further. Looking for volunteers for Radium, and Invermere.

Detachment Open House

Coming to a detachment near you May 21.

Das Boat

Title is only humorous if you remember the movie.

CVRCMP Boat webWhere does a boat fit into a police type story? Many of you are aware that my goal at the end of my career is ‘the boat;’ not just any boat but “the boat.” Many supporters of my quest have often asked how this dream is coming along. My thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Very much appreciated when you actually ask Bev in person on how the boat quest is coming along.

With the completion of phase one of the renovations in Golden taken on by “the wife” she is now looking at phase II, “the kitchen.” My thoughts are, “Das Boat,” is ”Das-minishing.” Somewhere I fear a phase III is in my future.

The attached picture is the brand new boat that Rick, one of my many poker buddies’ wife is letting him purchase. Rick corrected me and stated they are not married hence not his wife. Didn’t have the heart to tell him that half of what he has is hers and might as well marry the lady. Rick, she let you buy this boat.  What’s there to question or wait on, Dah! What a nice lady to let him buy this boat. She must really love him. What a lucky guy to have such a wonderful woman.

Husbands, notice how I was able to construct this story to contain a subliminal message?


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