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Posted: August 22, 2012

Unattended pack plundered

S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

At 3 p.m. on August 15, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment was made aware of a backpack left unattended at Panorama Mountain Village. A cell phone and $40 was stolen from the pack.

Vehicle rummagings

A number of unlocked vehicles were rummaged through in the 1600 block of 10th Ave. in Invermere on August 16. Fortunately no valuables were in the vehicle.  People are reminded to lock you cars.

Unsecure load and speeding result in semi crash

A citizen reported seeing an orange semi truck and trailer traveling north bound from Invermere towards Golden at 6 p.m. on August 16.  The load of lumber was not balanced properly on the trailer and the wheels of the trailer were observed to lift off the ground.  The 2012 Peterbuilt was easily located when 20 minutes later the detachment received a report of a semi rollover on Highway 93/95 near Edgewater.  All the lumber was spilled onto the road. The 30-year-old driver from Abbotsford received minor injuries. The driver was charged with unsecure load and speeding as witnesses estimated the truck traveling at speeds of 120 km/h.

Drunken sheep chaser not located

Immediately after this accident Cpl Simpson advised he then went searching for what was called in as an intoxicated male chasing a sheep in Radium.  Cpl Simpson advised he quickly cleared from the accident scene with the spilt lumber as soon as possible as he did not know what the intentions were of this intoxicated male and believed if anything it would not be consensual.  No male was located.

Three day suspension for blowing warning after rolling through stop

At 11:49 p.m. on August 17, a Columbia Valley Detachment member was parked at 7th Ave. and 9th Street monitoring the intersection when a blue Ford Ranger failed to stop for the stop sign.  The 62-year-old driver displayed signs of having had some drinks. An ASD demand was read and the driver blew a warn. This resulted in his licence being suspended for three days.  The driver was also charged with failing to stop for the stop sign.

Witness feared sail plane crash

Columbia Valley Detachment August 18 received a report of a possible sail plane losing control and crashing. The crash was not observed but the person reporting the incident was concerned with the dive he observed. A quick check with the Soaring Centre to check in with all pilots determined that all was safe and no-one was reported missing or in any difficulties.  Better safe than sorry and we appreciated the call.

Lost Blackberry

RCMP August 18 received a report of a lost Blackberry curve phone with blue case near the Blue Dog Café in Invermere.  Anyone locates it please turn it into the Detachment.

Playland sacked

At 9 p.m. on August 18, Columbia Valley Detachment received reports of damage to the Playland buildings at Dry Gulch. Windows were smashed and damage was reported inside the building.

Range Patrol aids police

The Columbia Valley Detachment works with a number of volunteers and groups in the community. One very important group that partners up with the detachment is the Windermere Valley Range Patrol volunteers. A group of people in the farming community that know the back country very well.  They are our eyes in ears in places we have difficulty getting to. On August 19 Range Patrol members spotted and recovered a homemade utility trailer that was report stolen Aug 10. The trailer was reunited with its owner. Big thanks to our Range patrol.

Raging Gradma Part 2

Get assaulted once in the arena, shame on you, but to allow a raging Grandma to strike again, shame on me.

A while back I told you how I got assaulted in the arena by Keira’s grandmother. Had to do with the fact I advocate putting stress on kids from ages six and on to prepare them for the big times. Never too young to teach them to drop the gloves. (Jeers coming)

I got whacked in the leg by this peace activist who deplores stress and violence on the ice but resorts to physical violence in the stands. That should jar your memory. I thought that after that write up I would get a little retaliation back, but for almost a year I hear nothing and figure I’m safe. UNTIL, I wonder over to Tony’s Greek Restaurant recently, order my food then start walking over to my fellow officers seated at a table. Make eye contact with a sweet little lady, she appears to acknowledge me, so being a polite person, I say hello back and as I walk by ‘whack’ I’m hit on the leg and all I hear is “Remember me.”

Obviously not or I would have taken a wide berth to get to my friends. Memory came back fast however.  I was impressed that she would wait this long, lull me to sleep, allow me to let my guard down before she would put the hit out and strike again. Very impressed. We briefly discussed our last meeting while I drilled into my memory facial recognition. When I got to my fellow officers at the table they asked what that was all about?  Advised them nothing serious, we just have history.

S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment


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