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Posted: December 7, 2020

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, November 30 through December 6, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 41 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files to which our officers responded.

Vehicle impounded for seven days

On Wednesday, December 2nat about 7 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Saturn Ion on Burns Avenue in Canal Flats. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer learned the driver was unlicensed and prohibited from driving in B.C. The driver was issued an appearance notice to attend court at a later date and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Break and enter at golf course

On Thursday, December 3 at 9:30 a.m., police were advised of a break and enter at the Radium Golf Course. An employee told officers the alarm was triggered at about 6:30 a.m. Officers conducted a scene examination and discovered the suspect(s) attempted to steal tools and fuel but ended up leaving the items behind. Evidence was seized from the scene for forensic examination. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Driver hits ditch to dodge deer near Spilli’

On Saturday, December 5 at 1:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of an unoccupied Ford Escape in the ditch on Highway 95 about two km south of Spillimacheen. An officer made contact with the registered owner who confirmed her grandson was travelling southbound and went into the ditch after attempting to avoid a collision with a deer. The driver and lone occupant was not injured.

Man arrested for being intoxicated in public

On Saturday, December 5 at about 5:30 p.m., police received a report of a man lying on the ground near Lakeview Drive and Athalmer Road in Invermere. Officers attended and located an intoxicated adult male on the pathway in freezing weather. Officers arrested the male for being intoxicated in a public place and held him in cells until he was able to care for himself.

No contact condition breached

On Saturday, December 5 at 8:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Highway 93/95 near Windermere. While speaking to the driver, the officer noticed two passengers in the vehicle who were bound by a court ordered no contact condition.

An adult male was arrested for breaching his conditions and released on an appearance notice to attend court at a later date.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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