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Posted: January 24, 2022

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, January 17 through January 23, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 55 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Cell phone turned into detachment

On Monday, January 17, a cell phone was turned into the Columbia Valley RCMP. The cell phone was reportedly found on 3rd Avenue in Invermere on January 12. The owner can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP with a description to claim it.

Bike found near Redstreak Campground turned into RCMP

On Tuesday, January 18, a Nakamura bicycle was turned into the Columbia Valley RCMP. The bike was found abandoned near the Redstreak Campground in Radium Hot Springs and appeared to have been there for some time. The owner can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to claim it.

Driver sent to hospital after crash in national park

On Friday, January 21 at about 12:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a Toyota RAV4 had reportedly driven over a snowbank then slowly travelled approximately 200 metres before coming to a rest. The driver was transported to the hospital to be assessed, as it was believed a medical event might have precipitated the collision.

Speeding driver discovered to be impaired

On Saturday, January 22 at 10:45 p.m., an officer stopped the driver of a GMC pickup for speeding on Highway 93/95 in Windermere. While speaking to the driver, the officer made the decision to read a mandatory roadside breath demand. The driver complied with the demand and blew to “fails.” As a result, the driver was issued 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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