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Posted: November 26, 2019

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, November 18 through November 24, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 49 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files to which our officers responded.

Fight ends before police arrive

On Monday, November 18, police were called to a residence north of Invermere for a disturbance. Police attended and learned a verbal dispute between two men escalated to a physical confrontation. Both men separated before police arrived and agreed to avoid contact with each other.

Truck stolen from Canmore recovered in Radium

On Wednesday, November 20, police recovered a stolen 2007 Ford F250 pickup on McKay Street in Radium Hot Springs. The truck had been stolen out of Canmore, Alberta, the previous evening. The truck was examined by a forensic identification officer then returned to its owner. Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

U-Haul truck stolen from Windermere

On Friday, November 22, a Ford U-Haul truck was stolen from the U-Haul storage yard in Windermere at approximately 2:30 a.m. The truck had Arizona license plate AH28088 attached. An officer conducted a scene examination, reviewed video surveillance footage and seized evidence for forensic examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Observant officer scoops fraudulent driver

On Friday, November 22, at 11:15 a.m., an officer was conducting patrols on Athalmer Road in Invermere when he observed a Dodge Neon operating with license plates registered to a Honda Accord. The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered the driver also had an expired driver’s license. The driver was issued violation tickets for failing to produce insurance, no driver’s license and wrong number plate. The vehicle was impounded.

Possible impaired driver arrested for public intoxication

On Friday, November 22, at 12:15 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver in Fairmont Hot Springs. A witness reported the driver of a Toyota Highlander had driven over a post and hit a picnic bench in a parking lot. An officer immediately responded and located a male matching the description walking away from a Toyota Highlander. Upon speaking to the driver the officer confirmed the male was intoxicated. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and transported to cells where he was held until he was sober. The male was issued a 24-hour driving suspension and a violation ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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