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Posted: March 23, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Cpl. L-P. Gendron-Fafard

This past week, March 16 through March 22, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 58 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files to which our officers responded.

Helmetless riders cycle into trouble

On Monday, March 16, at about midnight, officers were making patrols in Radium Hot Springs when they stopped to speak to a male and female who were riding their bicycles without helmets. It was extremely cold out and the officers felt it was suspicious these individuals were out at that time of the night riding bicycles. The male initially refused to identify himself then provided a false name. The male was arrested for obstructing a police officer and once they confirmed the male’s identity, they discovered he had a warrant for his arrest. The male was held in custody and brought before a judge.

Early morning crash in Kootenay National Park

On Monday, March 16 at about 2:30 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle incident on Highway 93 near the brake check in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a Ford Focus failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch. The driver was not injured but his vehicle had to be towed.

Arrest for prohibited driving

On Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols in Invermere when he noticed a male, known to be a prohibited driver, operating a Ford pickup. The officer conducted a traffic stop and confirmed the driver was prohibited from driving. The driver was arrested for prohibited driving and released to attend court at a later date.

Loud party quieted on Saturday night

On Saturday, March 21, at around midnight, officers were called to a RDEK bylaw complaint of a loud party in Edgewater. Officers attended and found several guests around a backyard fire. The residents agreed to turn the music down and remind quiet for the rest of the evening.

Cpl. L-P. Gendron-Fafard is a member of Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment


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