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Posted: September 16, 2013

Offensive drunk goes one step too far

ssgtmshehovacColumbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

While patrolling the town area near the local bars on Sept. 8, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment Cst. Myers exited his vehicle to speak to a number of patrons.

While in conversation with the friendly crowd, a 47-year-old intoxicated male from Calgary decided to approach the group, including Cst. Myers, and began to make sexist, offending remarks to the females in the group.

Cst. Myers politely encouraged the male to return to his friends and wait for the taxi. The male refused and continued with his offensive remarks. Cst. Myers once again cautioned the intoxicated male to return to his friends and wait for the taxi. The male once again refused and now turned his obnoxious, intoxicated comments directly towards the constable.

Cst Myers went Staff Sergeant on the male and lodged the fellow in cells for the night. The male was released in the morning with a ticket for being drunk in public. I taught Cst. Myers through demonstration one evening, to always be nice until it’s time not to be nice.

Items stolen from cars in garage

At 12:49 p.m. on Sept. 6, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of a garage door found open in the 1200 block 9th Street.

Two vehicles parked in the garage were gone through. A Tom Tom GPS and a fleece blanket were reported stolen from the vehicles.

rcmplogoItems recovered in Radium

At 1 p.m. on Sept. 6, items possibly stolen from a vehicle were found on the ground near the Stations of the Cross in Radium Hot Springs. A large knife, pipe and cell phone were recovered.

Detachments work together during flash flood at Spilli’

At 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, Columbia Valley Detachment Members were called to assist Golden RCMP Detachment to attend and close down the Highway near Spillimacheen due to a flash flood during the recent heavy rainfall. A number of areas in the Golden area had flooding and mud debris issues.

Man found bleeding outside bar

At 2 a.m. on Sept. 7, while conducting patrols in Invermere near Buds Bar, a 48-year-old male from Calgary was found to be intoxicated but suffering from a deep wound to the forehead. The male was driven to the Invermere and District Hospital by police. A witness approached the police and provided a few details. The male remained at the hospital for treatment. The investigation is continuing.

Vehicle driven over 12th fairway at Copper Point

At 4:08 a.m. on Sept. 7, Columbia Valley Detachment received a complaint of mischief at the Copper Point Golf Course. A vehicle had entered the golf course property and drover over turf on the 12th fairway.

Woman assaulted with walking stick

On Sept. 8, the detachment responded to a disturbance/assault complaint in the 4800 block of McKay Street, Radium, where a male and female, both intoxicated, was engaged in an argument. The 56-year-old male struck the female with a walking stick, causing minor injuries. The investigation is continuing.

Ben the Rat: a trilogy (four parts really)

(See Part one here: https://www.e-know.ca/news/nine-vehicles-towed-excessive-speeding-knp/ )

Part II

The bathroom is pretty small and if the rats in there I should be able to find it. My fear, however, is that by moving things around I had my own fear of it jumping out at me.

I used my flashlight to move things around with no luck, and then started lifting cloth towels, again expecting it to jump out.

In my opinion I turned the place upside down to the point I was satisfied that it was no longer in the bathroom. I look back at the door and notice that there is a small space between the door and floor that I thought a rat could get under and back into the house.

I go back out and it was clear KJ, who was relating his hero stories, was not happy to see me come out. I explained that the rat probably ran under the door given the space allowed.

The girls insisted that the rat was in the bathroom as it was too large to get under the door. KJ agreed and told me to go back and look. He walks me back to the bathroom and advises me that things are looking good, just needs a little more time.

Back I go. Again I failed to find the rat and I stand back thinking, where did I not look? Then I see what I missed. On the tank of the toilet is a doily type cloth. I walk up to the tank and looked behind and there hanging onto the cloth with claws and huge biceps was the biggest rat that I have ever seen.

I used the flashlight to knock it off the cloth and it hangs in there. I hit it harder and it landed on the floor. I see the true size of this rat and I jump on the toilet seat. The rat sprints to the door and collides with a huge thud. Loud enough that KJ on the other side says “what?” thinking I knocked on the door.

The rat turned and ran back behind the tank and back onto the cloth. I jump down. I walk backwards slowly with my hands on the gun and departed the room.

To be continued…

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