Cranbrook RCMP Report
The following is a synopsis of calls reported to Cranbrook RCMP for the period between 6 a.m. August 27 to Sept. 10, at 6 a.m. (Note: two week period.)
Calls for Service: 369
One impaired driving: An impaired collision with a fence; also two 90-day prohibitions and seven other prohibitions.
Eight collisions in the city: including four in parking lots. One Motorcycle MVI where the operator sustained light injuries.
Six collisions outside the city: including a fatal ATV accident at Galloway and two others involving wildlife. One of the animal incidents led to a driver going off road and colliding with a BC Hydro guide wire.
19 driving complaints: Seven in the city and 12 outside the city.
Four hit and runs: One where the offender returned shortly after and another where a motor home collided with a sign.
18 assaults: Including four domestic assaults, one of which involved a weapon causing an injury to the victim’s eye and another where a golf club was used causing injury to the victim’s arm.
One murder: the investigation continues and the accused has been held in custody until next court appearance September 24.
21 Mental Health Act related calls.
Four thefts from auto: Including a gold backpack and lap top stolen with the lap top being turned into police shortly after; two separate stolen license plates (Ontario and B.C.); approximately $1,000 worth of tools.
Six thefts other: including a theft of unique plywood – anonymous tip identified the location and the items were recovered; theft of liquor; theft of wedding ring.
Four thefts of a bicycle: One recovered and police still looking for a black Giant Trance mountain bike from Amy Woodland school, Fluorescent orange Capix BMX bike and a DK Source bike described as bright sky blue with orange handlebars (pictured are similar bikes).
Two break and enters to residences: A table saw was stolen from a residence and tires stolen from another.
11 damage to property: including graffiti at Mt. Baker Secondary School; chicken oil dumped behind a local business; arson to three vehicles and one RV; damage to a taxi window in the commission of an assault outside a local bar; youth jumping on vehicles.
47 false alarms and false 911 calls.
– Sgt. Barry Graham is acting commander of Cranbrook RCMP Detachment.