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Posted: March 8, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, March 1 through March 7, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 73 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Items stolen when unlocked vehicle rummaged through

On Thursday, March 4, a resident on 10th Street in Invermere reported someone had rummaged through her unlocked vehicle sometime overnight. Missing from the vehicle was a set of keys and change.

Breach of conditions lands man in custody

On Friday, March 5 at about 11 a.m., an officer observed an adult male at a property on Black Forest Trail in Invermere who was bound by conditions not to be in Invermere. The male was arrested for breaching his court ordered conditions and remanded in custody until he could appear before a judge.

Impaired driver stopped in Windermere

On Friday, March 5 at about 6:30 p.m., RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver on Sinclair Avenue in Windermere. An officer located the vehicle in Windermere and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver, the officer noted signs of impairment and arrested the male for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was transported to the detachment where he complied with a breath demand and provided breath samples, which were over the legal limit. The male was held in cells until sober then released on an Appearance Notice to attend court at a later date.

Impaired charge follows crash on Toby Creek Road

On Saturday, March 6 at about 11 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident on Toby Creek Road near Lake Lillian. The driver indicated she hit a patch of black ice and spun into the ditch. While speaking to the driver, the officer could smell an odour of liquor coming from the driver’s breath. The driver complied with a roadside breath demand and blew two “fails.” As a result, the driver received a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30-days.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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