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Posted: December 4, 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.) Nov. 27 to 6 a.m., Dec. 4.

Police handled 150 calls for service throughout this week.

Among the calls police handled…

One impaired driver: alcohol.

Six collisions – two in town / four out of town -mostly property damage and/or minor injury.

One hit and run – parking lot hit and run, suspected driver charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Five Mental Health Act calls ; one assist East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Two assault complaints: both domestic in nature.

Seven thefts reported including one shoplifting and three thefts from vehicles … license plate stolen and jewellery.

Thefts other: A female reached behind a cashier counter at a local service station and stole a credit card and gift card; matter is still under investigation pending identification of the suspect reports. Theft of a chainsaw that occurred within the past two months; and theft from an unlocked detached garage where tools and sporting equipment were stolen.

Eight reports of property damage: over weekend two more vehicles had windows smashed in the area of 15th Street and 20th Ave S. Suspects driving around and shooting at houses, vehicles and people with a pellet or bb gun – four incidents in total. Other mischiefs were unrelated to these incidents.

Four drug seizures: Fentanyl/ marijuana/ crystal methamphetamine.

18 false alarms / false 911 complaints

S/Sgt. Hector Lee is Cranbrook RCMP Detachment Commander.


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