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Posted: November 8, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, November 1 through 7, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 61 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Driver and lone occupant uninjured in Toby Creek Road rollover

On Tuesday, November 2 at about 2 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle rollover on Toby Creek Road west of Invermere. The driver of an eastbound Honda sedan reportedly hit the shoulder of the road and then overcorrected and rolled his vehicle several times before coming to rest in a ditch. The driver and lone occupant was uninjured.

No injuries in crash near Dry Gulch

On Friday, November 5, police received a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident on Highway 93/95 near Dry Gulch. The driver of a Toyota Sienna reported she was southbound on the highway when she drifted onto the shoulder, overcorrected then drove into the ditch on the opposite side of the road. No injuries were reported and the owner was able to drive the vehicle home.

Gas stolen from vehicles after culprit(s) drill holes in gas tanks

Over the weekend, Columbia Valley RCMP received two reports of theft of fuel from vehicles. On Saturday, November 6 an individual discovered someone had stolen fuel from a Ford F150 in Radium Hot Springs by drilling a hole in the fuel tank. The following day police received another report of theft of fuel from a Ford F150 in Invermere. The owner of the truck discovered someone had drilled a hole in his fuel tank sometime overnight. Residents are asked to call police if they observe any suspicious activities in our area.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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