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Posted: April 19, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, April 12 to 18, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 65 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Propane tanks stolen from Radium property

On Wednesday, April 14 at about 3:15 a.m., a resident in the 4800 block of Radium Boulevard in Radium Hot Springs reported seeing two individuals removing propane tanks from barbeques on the property and fleeing on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Tickets issued after crash in Kootenay National Park

On Friday, April 16 at about 5 a.m., police responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident on Highway 93 near Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a Jeep Compass told the investigating officer that he was northbound on Highway 93 and attempted to pull off the highway into a pull out but overshot the entrance and drove into a snowbank. The driver and passengers were uninjured. The driver was issued a violation ticket for no driver’s license and driving without due care and attention.

Unlocked pickup truck entered and some contents removed

On Friday, April 16, a resident on 11th Avenue in Invermere discovered someone had rummaged through his unlocked pickup truck sometime overnight. Missing from the vehicle were the vehicle’s insurance and registration documents, which were later found nearby.

No injuries in three vehicle crash near Spur Valley

On Saturday, April 17 at about 10:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP attended a three-vehicle collision on Highway 95 near Spur Valley. Two northbound vehicles were stopped in traffic while the lead vehicle was waiting to make a left turn onto Luxor Station Road when a third vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler, collided into the back of a Honda HRV, which in turn collided with the Chevrolet Silverado that was waiting to make the turn. No occupants were injured; however, the Honda HRV had to be towed from the scene.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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