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Posted: February 10, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, February 3 through February 9, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 50 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files to which our officers responded.

Liquor thief banned from store and facing charges

On Monday, February 3 at about 2:40 p.m. a male reportedly stole liquor from a grocery store in Fairmont Hot Springs before departing in a pickup truck. Police located the suspect truck in Invermere and identified the driver. The male was banned from returning to the store and will also be facing theft charges.

Squatters moved on in Canal Flats

On Thursday, February 4 at 3 p.m. Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of squatters on a property in Canal Flats. Police attended and discovered a male and female had been residing in a travel trailer on private property against the owner’s wishes. Police spoke to the male and female who agreed to remove their trailer from the property.

Edgewater vehicle removed of cash, computer device and sledding helmet

On Saturday, February 9, a resident of Edgewater reported someone had gone into his truck sometime overnight and stole cash from his wallet, a computer interface device and a snowmobile helmet. There was no evidence of forced entry to the truck.

Pickup with a sled deck mirror-swipes truck up Horsethief

On Saturday, February 9, at about 8:15 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a hit and run. The driver of a pickup truck reported she was driving up Horsethief Forest Service Road when a white pickup with a sled deck struck her driver’s side mirror and failed to stop. The truck which failed to stop was driven by a male wearing a Carhart jacket and a baseball cap.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP

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