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Posted: August 8, 2022

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, August 1 through August 7, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 93 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Mountain bike found near Pine Ridge

On Monday, August 1, a green Giant mountain bike was found abandoned near Pine Ridge in Invermere. The owner can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to claim it.

Tickets issued after crash sends two to hospital

On Tuesday, August 2 at about 9 a.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Athalmer. A northbound Jeep Cherokee had stopped to avoid wildlife on the highway when it was struck from behind by a Pontiac Torrent. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Pontiac was issued a violation ticket for following too closely and no insurance.

Prohibited driver discovered

On Tuesday, August 2 at about 5:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a Dodge pickup on Highway 93/95 near Radium Hot Springs. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer discovered the driver was prohibited from driving. The driver was issued an Appearance Notice to attend court at a later date and the truck was impounded for seven days.

Distinctive paddled turned into detachment

On Thursday, August 4, a wooden paddle with a black handle was found at the Kinsmen beach in Invermere and turned into the RCMP. The owner can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to claim it.

Idling truck stolen from downtown Radium

On Friday, August 5 at about 9:15 a.m., police were advised a grey 2007 Ford F350 with B.C. license plate RR4157 had just been stolen. The truck had been left running on Main Street East in Radium Hot Springs when the owner witnessed the truck being driven away. The truck was spotted in Brisco but departed before responding officers could attempt to stop it. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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