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Posted: May 25, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, May 18 through May 24, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 64 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files to which our officers responded.

Truck with motorcycles stolen from Canal Flats; recovered in Calgary

On Monday, May 18 a resident of Canal Flats reported his 2018 white Ford F150 had been stolen from his residence on Stevens Avenue sometime overnight. There were two Yamaha PW50 motorcycles in the box of the truck and the keys had been left inside the truck. On May 19 the Calgary Police Service recovered the stolen truck in Calgary. A 24-year-old male from Calgary was arrested and charged in relation to the theft.

Vehicle broken into in Fairmont

On Monday, May 18, a resident of Fairmont Hot Springs reported a theft from his Dodge pickup which had been parked at his residence on Fox Place. The theft occurred sometime overnight. Missing from the truck was a pair of sunglasses, a set of keys and a manual for the truck.

Driver uninjured in crash north of Invermere

On Thursday, May 21, at about 9:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident on Highway 93/95 north of Invermere. The driver and lone occupant of a Chyrsler 300 explained she was travelling on the highway when she hit some standing water on the roadway, lost control of her vehicle and slid into the ditch. The driver was not injured.

Impaired driver stopped in Radium

On Thursday, May 21, at 11:20 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Dodge pickup truck near Foresters Landing Road in Radium Hot Springs. While speaking to the driver of the truck, the officer formed suspicion the driver had alcohol in his body and read a roadside breath demand, which the driver complied with. The driver blew two “fails” and as a result, received a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30-days.

Controlled substance found in drug impaired driver’s vehicle

On Saturday, May 23, at about 10 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious maroon truck parked on 10th Avenue in Invermere. When police arrived, they located a female in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running. The officer noted signs of impairment, which the driver attributed to prescribed medication. While speaking to the driver, the officer observed what appeared to be a controlled substance inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and released on an Appearance Notice to attend court at a later date. The driver also received a 24-hour driving suspension for driving while impaired by a drug and her vehicle was impounded.

Items stolen from Invermere residence

On Saturday, May 23, police received a report of a theft from a residence on 10th Avenue in Invermere. Missing was a Nintendo Wii, an Xbox 360 and a painting of mountains. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Intoxicated male refusing to leave residence placed in cells

On Sunday, May 24, at about 2 a.m., police were called to a residence on Kootenay No. 3 Road for an intoxicated male who refused to leave. Officers attended and arrested the intoxicated male for mischief. The male was held in cells until sober.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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