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Posted: April 29, 2014

Drunk trying to jump onto moving truck hospitalized

ssgtmshehovacColumbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

At 8:24 p.m. on April 26, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of an intoxicated male walking around Laurier Street near the Petro Can, challenging cars that drove by. Immediate patrols were negative.

Shortly after, the detachment received a complaint of an unconscious male in the 500 block of 7th Ave. Numerous witnesses were able to advise the police that the male, later identified as a 27-year-old male from the Lower Mainland, made an attempt to jump onto the back of a pickup that was driving by. The male attempting to jump onto the pickup lost his balance and fell hard onto his face. BC Ambulance attended and the male was taken to Invermere and District Hospital, then transferred to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, and then flown to Foothills Hospital in Calgary with what was believed to be serious head injuries. A later check on the condition determined that the male was in stable condition.

It was determined that the driver of the pickup and the injured male were not associated with each other. The pickup just happened to be driving by when the male decided to make an attempt to jump in the back of the vehicle. Our thanks to those witnesses who remained to provide the police with information.

Accident north of Brisco

At 8:30 a.m. on April 24, Columbia Valley Detachment was advised by a Brisco Wood Preservers employee that a male at approximately 4 a.m. attended the property stating he was in an accident.

Incident later reported to the police who attended the area and located a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado approximately six km south of Brisco in the ditch. The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old male from Bisco was spoken to. The male had received minor cuts and was taken to the hospital to be treated. The male was issued a ticket for fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

Theft and threats

rcmp logo glossyOn April 24, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of theft of items from a residence in the 10000 block of Westside Road. The victim allowed a friend to be in the house while the owner was out of town. A number of items were removed from the house. The victim advised he received a number of threats from the suspect. The investigation is continuing.

Bear struck near Kootenay Crossing

At 1 p.m. on April 24, the detachment was contacted by the owner of a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle advising that on March 23 she struck a bear in Kootenay National Park, near Kootenay Crossing. Damage was done to the front right bumper. The bear left the scene of the accident and was believed to be doing well.

Child removed from home returned; no charges

Detachment members received a complaint of a domestic disturbance in Wilmer at 6:30 a.m. on April 25. It was discovered that a 28-year-old male from Wilmer had attended the residence and removed a child from the home. Police patrolled the area and located the male. It was determined that the male was the father of the child. The child was returned and the male arrested and lodged in cells until sober. Ministry of Children will to follow up. No criminal charges were laid.

Unwanted male in residence

At 10:30 p.m. on April 25, Columbia Valley Detachment members responded to a complaint of an unwanted male in a residence in the 4000 block of Baillie Groham Avenue in Canal Flats. It was determined that the 21-year-old male of no fixed address in Cranbrook had an outstanding warrant of apprehension under the Mental Health Act. Once confirmed with the hospital in Cranbrook the male was driven back to Cranbrook to receive proper care

Went and done did it

Guess I should put a conclusion to last week’s story.

MarkoTatAs you recall my son suggested we do a father/son tattoo. When my son arrived the night before the deed, I offered to take him out for a drink. He informed me we shouldn’t, as alcohol will thin the blood and cause us to bleed more when the tattoo is done.  “What do you mean bleed?” He informs me we will bleed. I’m thinking this is a good escape clause for me. We meet up with Jason at Fire Vixen Tattoo and I am informed I have to sign a waiver. When asked why a waiver, Jason jokingly explains he’s only human and not a machine. Of course I interpret this as I may slip and cut your wrist. My first thought was, I wish I was in uniform so while he’s about to start the procedure I could take out my gun, place it on my lap, cock the hammer and explain the 9mm has a hair trigger and advise him I’m also only human and pain causes me to flinch. Good luck to both of us. Just a fleeting thought.

When asked who goes first, I immediately point to my son. Jason did an excellent job.

The fact my son has the same tattoo of the Russian Orthodox crucifix (Greek Orthodox) representing my Serbian heritage, makes me feel my son is always with me. It also reminds me of my father. Our son then started questioning his Scottish heritage on Bev’s side. Could be interesting!

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