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Posted: August 15, 2017

Cranbrook RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Hector Lee

The following is a synopsis of calls received by Cranbrook RCMP for the week (from 6 a.m.) August 7 to 6 a.m., August 14.

Police handled 179 calls for service throughout this week.

Among the calls police handled…

Three impaired drivers – two alcohol/ one drugs.

11 collisions – Seven in town , four outside of town. All collisions but one resulted either a non-fatal injury and/or damage to vehicles. There was a fatal motorcycle crash on August 12 on the Jaffray Baynes Lake Road.

Two hit and runs – suspect identified in one of the hit and runs.

Four Mental Health Act calls – one apprehended/ one assist East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Three assault complaints: all three domestic in nature and all resulting in charges being recommended.

23 thefts reported: 10 shoplifting; one stolen motor vehicle – a 2014 black Dodge Ram was stolen from Tie Lake area; nine thefts from motor vehicle. In almost every case the vehicles were unlocked. Loose change, wallets/purses stolen.

One other theft: cooler from a travel trailer, again unlocked.

Two reports of bike theft: BMX bikes not locked up and stolen out of yards.

Two break and enters to residence: One report is a tenancy issue and not a break and entry. The other is still under investigation.

One report of property damage: occurred at a local apartment complex. Suspect identified.

One drug seizure – crystal meth.

13 false alarms/ false 911 complaints.

S/Sgt. Hector Lee is Cranbrook RCMP Detachment Commander


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