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Posted: November 30, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, November 22 through Nov. 28, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 72 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Stolen items recovered in Radium

On Sunday, November 21, Columbia Valley RCMP attended an address in Radium Hot Springs and recovered an MEC collapsible bicycle and a child carrier for a bicycle. The property was confirmed to be stolen from a shed in Radium Hot Springs on November 18. Arrangements were made to return the property to the lawful owner.

Stolen tools recovered in Windermere

On Wednesday, November 24, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of tools from an enclosed utility trailer in Windermere. Investigators attended and identified a property on Subdivision Road in Windermere where the bulk of the stolen items were housed. Officers conducted a search of the residence and recovered the stolen tools. The investigation is ongoing.

Lost wallet with ID and cash inside turned into detachment

On Wednesday, November 24, a good Samaritan attended the front counter of the Columbia Valley Detachment and turned over a wallet that was found in Invermere. The wallet contained the owner’s identification and $275 cash. Police were able to return the wallet and cash to its grateful owner.

No injuries in crash near Numa Falls

On Thursday, November 25 at about 11:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park. The driver reportedly lost control of his Ford pickup and drove into the ditch. The driver was uninjured but the truck had to be towed from the ditch.

Transport jackknifes near Dog Lake

On Friday, November 26 at about 9 a.m., police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Dog Lake in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a commercial transport truck failed to negotiate a curve, struck a concrete post then became jackknifed on the highway. The uninjured driver was able to move the truck off the highway and arrange for his own tow.

Two transports involved in crash near Paint Pots

On Sunday, November 28, shortly after midnight, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park. Police located two commercial transport trucks pulled off to the side of the highway. Upon speaking to the drivers, police learned a transport truck was attempting to pass a second transport truck when the driver lost control and struck the trailer of the other truck. Neither driver was injured.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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