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Posted: October 9, 2018

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, October 1 through October 7, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 56 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.

No injuries in national park crash

On October 2, at 7 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a GMC Yukon explained he had driven too close to the soft shoulder of the highway as a semi passed and ended up in the ditch. The driver and his passenger were uninjured but his vehicle had to be towed.

Staggering male gets ride home

On October 3, at 2 a.m., police received a report of male staggering down the middle of Athalmer Road in Invermere. An officer located the male and provided him a safe ride home.

Intoxicated, unwanted and a night in cells

On October 4, at 2 a.m., a family disturbance was reported at a residence on Upper Lakeview Lane in Invermere. The owner of the residence requested assistance in removing an unwanted individual. An intoxicated male was arrested for mischief and held in cells until he was sober enough to care for himself.

DTSS field damaged by vehicle

Sometime between the evening of October 5 and the morning of October 6 someone drove a vehicle onto the David Thompson Secondary School field and caused significant damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Bike thief quickly rounded up

At about 9 p.m. on October 6 police were notified that a mountain bike had just been stolen from the Fairmont RV Resort and the suspect departed in a grey GMC pickup. Officers located and stopped the suspect truck on Hwy 93/95 near Fairmont Hot Springs. A 25-year-old male from Golden was arrested for theft and possession of stolen property and the bicycle was returned to its rightful owner.

Intoxicated, unruly and a night in cells

On October 7, at 4:21 a.m., a resident on Westside Park Avenue called police to request assistance in dealing with an intoxicated friend who had caused property damage and was refusing to leave. The subject of the complaint had left the house prior to police arrival but was located nearby. Police arrested the female for causing a disturbance and being intoxicated in a public place and held her in cells until she was sober enough to care for herself.

Stolen truck recovered sans tools

On October 7 a resident on 10th Avenue in Invermere reported his white 1996 GMC pickup had been stolen sometime over the night with the keys left in it. The truck was located later the same day parked behind the Copper City Saloon. The truck was undamaged but some tools were missing.

Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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