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Posted: October 2, 2018

Cranbrook RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Hector Lee

The following is a synopsis of calls reported to Cranbrook RCMP for the period between 6 a.m. Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, at 6 a.m.

Calls for Service: 146

One impaired driving: (alcohol).

One collision in the city:  A two-vehicle collision with a minor injury sustained by one of the drivers; one of the drivers charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield on left turn.

Four collisions outside the city: Two collisions with wildlife; other two collisions involved a single vehicle in each instance with cause being driver error resulting in vehicle going off the road.

12 driving complaints: Four in the city and eight outside the city.

Two hit and runs: A parking lot hit and run, suspect located and charged for fail to remain at scene; parked car hit on 9th Avenue South, with no suspects.

Six assaults: Including three domestic assaults; one familial; assault by roommate; and a police officer was assaulted during apprehension of a suspect where the suspect was breaching a conditional sentence order. In addition to the charge for breaching conditions, police are recommending a charge of possession of what is suspected to be crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking, assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer and taking a motor vehicle without consent. The officer was not injured.

Nine Mental Health Act related calls: Four assist East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

11 thefts.

Two shoplifting.

Two theft of auto: Both recovered in the Moyie rural area.

Four thefts from autos: A vehicle was broken into in the Moyie area where a wallet was stolen, tires slashed and two stolen vehicle were recovered; attempt by a group of youths trying vehicle doors; report of a suspect breaking into a vehicle that turned out to be the owner of the vehicle; a vehicle broken into in the Jaffray area where hunting gear and a wallet with cash were stolen.

Four thefts other: A theft of laptop and debit machine from local business and related to the recovered stolen vehicles indicated above, matter still under investigation; coin laundry broken into at apartment building; report of theft unfounded; theft of movies by person known to the complainant; theft of clothing by renter.

One attempted break and enter to local downtown business, no entry was gained.

One break and enter to a residence: A drunk male walked into the wrong house, no charges.

Two damage to property: A tire was slashed; and mischief to election signs.

Two drug seizures: marijuana.

Two drug trafficking Cocaine and methamphetamine (more to come on that).

10 false alarms and false 911 calls.

S/Sgt. Hector Lee is Cranbrook RCMP Detachment Commander

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