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Posted: January 10, 2022

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, January 3 through January 9, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 47 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Suspect identified after windows smashed from truck in Radium

On Wednesday, January 5, a resident on Highway 93 in Radium Hot Springs discovered several windows in her truck had been broken sometime overnight. An officer viewed surveillance video footage of the incident and was able to identify the suspect. Charges of mischief are being recommended against an adult male.

Minor injuries in crash near Edgewater

On Thursday, January 6, at about 3:45 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 95 near Edgewater. The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse attempted to avoid a commercial transport truck that had come to a stop on the highway but was unable to stop in time and collided into the trailer of the commercial transport truck. The driver and a passenger of the Mitsubishi were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Inadequate tires a contributing factor in crash that caused minor injuries

On Friday, January 7, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The driver of an Oldsmobile 88 lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete barrier. The driver suffered minor injuries. An inspection of the vehicle led officers to believe inadequate tires were a contributing factor to the crash. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to have properly equipped tires while crossing a mountain pass.

Catalytic converter stolen from car in Radium

On Sunday, January 9, a resident on Radium Golf Course Road in Radium Hot Springs discovered someone had stolen the catalytic converter from her Honda CRV sometime overnight.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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