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Posted: October 5, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, September 27 through October 3, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 76 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Gator stolen from Radium RV park

On Monday, September 27 at 1:45 a.m., an employee from a RV resort in Radium Hot Springs called police to report someone had just stolen a 2021 John Deere Gator from the property. The employee heard the Gator start but it was gone by the time the employee was able to check on it. The Gator was found abandoned near the Horsethief Forest Service Road in Radium Hot Springs on Wednesday, September 29 and returned to its owner.

No injuries when two transport trucks collide in park

On Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. A commercial transport truck crossed the centre line near the viewpoint, which caused an oncoming commercial transport truck to strike the trailer before driving off the road. Neither driver was seriously injured but the collision did result in a full closure of the highway for about one hour.

Items stolen from Radium property

On Tuesday, September 28, the owner of a company in Radium Hot Springs reported someone had broken into two sheds and a sea-can on their property sometime over the weekend. Items reported stolen included generators, propane tanks and tools.

Transport sideswipes vehicle near hot pools and keeps going

On Tuesday, September 28 at about 9:45 p.m., a two-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 93 near the Radium Hot Springs pools. The driver of a westbound Dodge Ram pickup reported a commercial transport truck had passed him and sideswiped his truck with the transport trailer. The commercial transport truck continued westbound and has not been identified.

Impaired driver charged in Fairmont

On Friday, October 1 at about 2:30 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver in a Dodge pickup on Riverview Road in Fairmont Hot Springs. An officer attended the area and spoke to the driver who was found sitting near his vehicle. While speaking to the driver, the officer noted signs of impairment. 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 his vehicle was impounded for 30-days.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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