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Posted: October 26, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, October 19 through October 25, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 59 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files to which our officers responded.

13th Street vehicle incident under investigation

On Wednesday, October 21 at about 2 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a Jeep Grand Cherokee side swiping cars on 13th Street in Invermere. Police responded to the location and found the Jeep pinned between two vehicles and a building. BC Ambulance paramedics assessed the driver who was uninjured. The driver explained he went to push on the brake pedal and inadvertently pressed on the accelerator. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there were any vehicle deficiencies, which may have contributed to this incident.

Two arrested in Windermere

On Wednesday, October 21 at about 5 p.m., officers attended a residence on Kananuk Road in Windermere to execute arrest warrants on a male. Upon their arrival, officers witnessed the wanted man assaulting another individual. The officers quickly arrested the man for assault as well as for his outstanding arrest warrants. While executing the arrest, another male continued to interfere with police efforts and was arrested for obstruction. Both males were held in cells. The male who was arrested for obstruction was held until sober and released the following morning. The male who was arrested for assault and outstanding warrants was brought before a judge and released on conditions to attend court at a later date.

Impaired man arrested for causing a disturbance

On Thursday, October 22, police were called to a residence on Kootenay # 3 Road in Windermere for a male causing a disturbance. Police attended and arrested an adult male for mischief. The man was held in cells until sober.

No injuries in park crash

On Friday, October 23 at 6:15 p.m., police received a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. While emergency crews were responding, the driver called police and said he had received a ride into town and was uninjured. An officer attended the scene and located an Infiniti QX60 in the ditch. Arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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