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Posted: July 4, 2022

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, June 27 through July 3, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 94 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Two taken to hospital after crash at Juniper Heights

On Monday, June 27 at about 10 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 93/95 and Juniper Heights near Invermere. The driver of a northbound Toyota Camry slowed to make a right turn onto Juniper Heights then turned back onto Highway 93/95 striking a commercial transport truck. The driver and passenger of the Camry were transported to the hospital to be assessed. The driver of the Camry was issued a violation ticket for an improper turn in an intersection.

Golf cart and pressure washer stolen from Windermere residence

On Wednesday, June 29, a white Yamaha golf cart and a Kohler pressure washer were reported stolen from outside a residence on Birch Street in Windermere sometime overnight.

Bikes turned into detachment

On Wednesday, June 29, two bicycles were turned into the Columbia Valley RCMP. A CCM youth mountain bike and a Hampton Cruiser bicycle were found near Eacrett Road in Radium Hot Springs. The owner can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to claim the bike(s).

Lumber truck catches fire after wheel overheats near Edgewater

On Wednesday, June 29 at about 11 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a commercial transport truck on fire on Highway 95 near Edgewater. The truck was hauling a load of lumber when a trailer wheel overheated and ignited the lumber. The driver was uninjured and was able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it could spread.

VW Golf stolen from Windermere

On Friday, July 1 at about 8:30 p.m., a grey Volkswagen Golf was reported stolen from a property on North Street in Windermere. The theft occurred sometime after 6 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Ticket issued after driver fails to remain at scene after crash

On Saturday, July 2 at about 11 p.m., police responded to a single vehicle collision on Fairmont Frontage Road in Fairmont Hot Springs. The driver of a GMC pickup drove off an elevated parking lot causing damage to a rock wall then left the scene of the collision. Officers located the driver nearby and issued the driver a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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