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Posted: June 12, 2014

Many thanks from Columbia Valley RCMP

ssgtmarkoshehovacColumbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

On behalf of all the officers and staff at the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment I wish to acknowledge and thank all the people who reached out to us in numerous ways to express their thoughts in the loss of three of our members and wounding of two others.

We had flowers, cards and food dropped off at our office and if we were not in, we had flowers left at the flagpole. We have also had friends and strangers stop and express their personal feelings.

We have many Calgary Police officers who vacation and have homes in the valley who no doubt enjoy escaping the big city to relax. One such officer left flowers and a note that simply said, “To my fellow Brothers and Sisters; thoughts and prayers with you all. We may not know each other, but we’re all family.”

In the police world that statement pretty much says it all. Two of our members at the detachment will be in Moncton participating in the Regimental funeral. Our focus now is to gather in Moncton on mass and show our appreciation and support to the family members of our slain and wounded officers. Then back to business.

Citizens on Patrol

At present time there is a small group of volunteers who have initiated Citizens on Patrol in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. There are also volunteers in Invermere who conduct patrols. This small group conducts a number of patrols mostly during the summer months who and are the eyes and ears for the police. At present time both groups are wishing to expand the number of volunteers. As we are now well into our busy months I am looking for citizens that are interested in being involved. If you are, please give me a call at the detachment.

Cabin arson west of Brisco

At 2:31 p.m. on May 11, Columbia Valley Detachment began investigating a complaint of arson when a cabin and a number of outbuildings were intentionally set on fire at Lang Lake in the Bugaboos, west of Brisco. Generators and a small boat motor were reported stolen. Anyone with information regarding this arson is requested to contact the detachment.

Unwanted male disappears before police arrive

At 4:01 p.m. on June 5, the detachment received a call from an unwanted male near Mountainside Market in Radium causing a disturbance with customers. The male had departed before police arrived. Patrols were negative.

Stolen bike reported

The detachment received a report June 6 of a stolen red 18-speed Supercycle bike from Lakeview Manor.

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