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Posted: January 4, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, December 28 through January 3, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 62 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Three arrested for possession of stolen property

On Tuesday, December 29, a resident reported receiving video surveillance notifications after someone entered his storage locker in the industrial area of Invermere. When the resident went to investigate, he observed a suspicious Dodge Neon parked at the location. Officers attended and stopped the vehicle as it was leaving the area. While speaking to the driver, the officer observed several items, which matched the description of items taken from the storage locker. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of stolen property and released on conditions to attend court at a later date. The investigation is ongoing.

Rock throwers damage windows in Radium

On Tuesday, December 29, police received a report of individuals throwing rocks at windows on Copper Horn Drive in Radium Hot Springs. Police attended and confirmed there was damage to a window of a building that was under construction. The suspects were believed to be in their teens. One was wearing a toque, grey jacket and black snow pants and the other was wearing all black. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

No injuries in crash near Canal Flats

On Saturday, January 2, at about 9 a.m., emergency services responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Canal Flats. The driver of a Honda CRV reported losing control of her vehicle on a slippery section of the road and sliding into the ditch. The driver was uninjured; however, the vehicle had to be towed from the ditch.

Male arrested for breaching several conditions

On Saturday, January 2 at about 10 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Dodge pickup on Wolf Crescent in Invermere. While speaking to the driver, the officer noticed one of the occupants was on court ordered conditions not to be in contact with two of the other occupants. The adult male was arrested for breaching several of his conditions. The male was remanded in custody until he could appear before a judge.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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