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Posted: December 18, 2018

Indecent act in downtown Fernie under investigation

Elk Valley RCMP Report

By Cpl. Dan Hay

Shortly after 8 a.m. on December 17, a male was seen exposing himself in Fernie’s downtown business district by an office worker.

The witness provided a description to police but responding officers were unable to find the male.

It has come to the Elk Valley RCMP’s attention that another incident in Fernie was witnessed recently and possibly committed by the same suspect. Elk Valley RCMP would like the residents of Fernie to be aware of their surroundings and report any similar activity to the police immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Ensure your vehicles and contents are safely secured

Elk Valley RCMP continues to receive reports of people trying vehicle door handles throughout the night in all neighbourhoods of Fernie.

Whether it is to steal items from inside the vehicle or the vehicle itself, police again want to remind residents and visitors to Fernie to lock all vehicles, keep valuables out of sight, and do not leave keys with the vehicle.

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone but it also provides increased opportunities for thieves.  Follow these simple tips to help safeguard your possessions this holiday season.

New laws come into effect; play it safely

As of today, December 18, new impaired driving laws have come into effect.  Elk Valley RCMP will be focussing on impaired driving enforcement this season but the best way to avoid being caught is to not drive at all after consuming any liquor or drugs.

Play it safe and use a sober designated driver or utilize the local taxi services, public bus, or shuttle bus.

Cpl. Dan Hay is an Elk Valley RCMP Detachment member stationed in Sparwood

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