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Posted: April 24, 2014

Who jumped whom?

rcmp logo glossyColumbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

At 2:19 a.m. on April 17, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment members were advised of a disturbance at Copper City Saloon; a report of two males fighting inside and taking it outside.

When police arrived both parties had departed. One adult male was located in the area with injuries. This male advised he had been jumped by an unknown male. A second male was also later spoken to and he also advised that had been jumped at the bar. Both males advised they had no name or description of the suspects involved.

24-hour probation for woman

A Columbia Valley Detachment member on patrol at 3 a.m. on April 18 conducted a traffic stop at 7th Avenue and 5th Street in Invermere. A 29-year-old female was operating a 2008 Ford Focus. Due to the observation of the way the vehicle was being operated the officer initiated an impaired investigation. The female displayed signs of having consumed alcohol and displayed the symptoms of being impaired. The driver was given a 24-hour driving prohibition.

No injuries in deer denter

The driver of a 2011 Ford Explorer attended to the detachment at 5:54 p.m. on April 18 and reported that he had hit a deer near Lakeview Drive. The vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper. No injuries were reported.

Horsethief FSR napper finishes drunk in jail

Detachment members received a complaint of a male passed out in a truck on Horsethief Forestry Service Road at 11:45 p.m. on April 18. Police attended and located a 54-year-old male from Radium Hot Springs passed out in the vehicle. The male was wakened and due to his state of intoxication would not co-operate with the police. The male was arrested for drunk in public and lodged in cells for the evening.

Stolen vehicle report nullified

At 11:25 p.m. on April 20, Columbia Valley Detachment received a report of a stolen 2006 Pontiac G6 from the parking lot of the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. The vehicle was last seen at noon on the 19th. The next day police attended to Fairmont Resort to view video of the lot and were informed that the vehicle was located in a different location in the parking lot. No damage to the vehicle.

Investigation underway on threat report

At 12:54 a.m. on April 22, Columbia Valley Detachment received a report of a male threatening to cause bodily harm. The location of the threat was in Radium.  The investigation is continuing.

Long Weekend Report

This recent long weekend saw 17 calls for service by the detachment. A number of camping areas were patrolled with very few camping in the provincial park area.

Citizens on Patrol call out

The detachment continues to call on citizens that wish to volunteer in the communities of Invermere and Radium in regard to working with the local Citizens on Patrol.

Dropped the ball!

ssgtmarkoshehovacBig time. Let’s see how I can relate this to a police story. With my vast experience, and I would admit some degree of intelligence, I have to admit I unfortunately dropped the ball. I maintain a good guard when interviewing and questioning people to ensure I have done enough research to know the answer I should get.

I will not commit myself whether work related or not without the facts. As an officer, and in private life, my word is my bond. Exception; if I need to tell a white lie to get to the truth. With that explanation you understand my fate.

My son contacted me and suggested that he wanted to do something together as father and son. I’m thinking, ‘geez, I did not fail as a father; he actually wants to do something that bonds father and son.’ I also realize whatever it is I’m the banker on his idea. I’m thinking fishing, hockey game, football game, drink in the bar and target a future wife for him.

The fact my son is making the request, I’m in and let’s do it. So I tell our son, whatever it is, you can count on me. I’m your man. What are we doing?  His response “I want to get a father son tattoo.” I go flat line. Not what I was expecting. I am doing my best to get myself out of this when my son announces, “Uncle Roger has a tattoo, do you want me to think he’s cooler than you?”

Once he tells me what he wants tattooed, I’m surprised and actually quite pleased at the suggestion. I buy in and accept. Tell the wife and her response is “really.” She’s not in the buy in. More reason for me to do it!

No boat, I’ll tattoo my whole body. Didn’t actually tell her that as I feel her response would be I should tattoo my boat to my body and call it even. Told you, I have some degree of intelligence. Will update once I go through with it… or not!

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