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Posted: June 7, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, May 31 through June 6, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 104 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Campers off Hawke Road have vehicle vandalized

On Monday, May 31,  a couple who had been camping off Hawke Road near Fairmont Hot Springs returned to their camp site to find someone had vandalized their Jeep Cherokee. An officer attended and discovered all the windows had been broken and the body panels dented. The damage occurred some time between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Utility trailer stolen from Castlerock

On Wednesday, June 2, a white 2011 20’ utility trailer with Alberta license plate 4JX871 was reported stolen from a vacant property in the Castlerock subdivision in Invermere. The trailer had hail damage on the passenger side of the trailer.

Stolen boat and trailer recovered

On Thursday, June 3, Columbia Valley RCMP members attended a property off Highway 93/95 near Invermere to speak to a resident on the property and observed a 2010 Mastercraft X15 ski boat and a 2003 Keystone travel trailer on the property.

Queries of the serial numbers revealed the boat was reported stolen out of Alberta and the trailer was reported stolen out of Cranbrook. Both were towed from the location. The resident was not home at the time and the investigation is ongoing.

Kayak stolen from Invermere property

On Thursday, June 3, a yellow Hobietec two-person kayak was reported stolen from a property on 2nd Avenue in Invermere sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. on June 3.

Vehicles rummaged through in Invermere and Radium

On Friday, June 4, Columbia Valley RCMP received several reports of vehicles being rummaged through in Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. Some of the items that were reported stolen included a Canon digital camera and a set of Ping golf clubs.

Residents are reminded to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their doors and report any suspicious vehicles or individuals to police.

Impaired driver crashes near Canal Flats

On Friday, June 4 at about 1 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Canal Flats. The driver and lone occupant of a Chevrolet Cobalt was not injured. While speaking to the driver, the investigating officer formed suspicion the driver had consumed alcohol and read a breath demand to the driver. The driver complied and blew two “fails”. As a result, the driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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