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Posted: September 6, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, August 30 through September 5, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 68 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle in Radium

On Monday, August 30, a resident reported someone had stolen his wallet out of his unlocked vehicle earlier in the morning while it was parked on Main Street in Radium Hot Springs.

Two injured in two-vehicle crash at Windermere

On Monday, August 30 at about 3 p.m., emergency crews responded to a collision on Highway 93/95 and Windermere Road in Windermere. The driver of a northbound Saturn swerved to avoid a Pontiac Vibe that had started to cross the highway. The Saturn collided with a lamp post. Two occupants of the Saturn were transported to the Invermere and District Hospital with undetermined injuries. The driver of the Pontiac was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield after a stop. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Motorcycle rider injured in Toby Creek Road crash

On Tuesday, August 31 at 4:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on Toby Creek Road near Invermere. The operator of an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the road and went off the left side of the road into the ditch. The rider was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle parked in national park

On Wednesday, September 1, the owner of a Toyota 4-Runner reported someone had cut the catalytic converter out of her exhaust system while her vehicle was parked at Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park sometime between August 23-26.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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