Calls for police services remain unusually high

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  • Wed Dec 14th, 2016 8:00am
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The late fall continues to be unusually busy for the Creston RCMP detachment, with members responding to 69 calls for service from December 5-11, Staff Sergeant Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

“That’s a few less calls than we have had in recent weeks, but still about 20 above the average over the last few years,” he said.

December 5

•Police assisted a female who locked herself out of her house in the cold weather.

•A male knocked on a Kingsgate residence door and asked for a place to stay and something to eat, then became upset because he was refused.

•Police officers spent time with a person who had made comments about being possibly suicidal. “I think she really needed someone to talk to,” Hammond said.

•Police served a warrant connected with a domestic dispute on Highway 3A, with a demand that the recipient make a court appearance.

•The sound of gunshots was reported in Canyon.

•Police kept the peace while a former Highway 3A resident collected personal belongings.

•A warrant for failing to appear in court was served at a 4th Avenue North residence, along with notice to appear at another date.

•Police could find no evidence to confirm an accusation that an 8th Avenue South neighbour had spread skunk urine on a property, put blood on a car and poisoned fruit trees.

•Police determined that a reported iPad theft on Erickson Road was a civil issue.

•A truck hauling a trailer lost control on Highway 3 near Kootenay Pass and went into the oncoming lane, where it collided with a semi. No injuries were reported.

•Police were unable to locate a possibly impaired driver of a white Ford pickup reported on 16th Avenue and Canyon Street.

December 6

•A dispute over a truck sale was reported on Nick’s Island Road.

•A 21st Avenue North resident reported a break and entry.

•A male who was removing his shirt in cold weather and running out into traffic was transported to hospital for a checkup.

•A person who had just finished shopping reported $35 in cat food was stolen in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot.

•A male in Canyon-Lister reported being harassed on the Internet after providing naked photos and then having money demanded by the recipient to avoid having them posted.

December 7

•A vehicle passed a stopped school bus displaying flashing lights on Wynndel Road.

•Police were called regarding a dispute over the ownership of a golden retriever in Canyon.

•A Devon Street resident reported a break-in during which thieves made off with a revolver, .22 calibre rifle, shotgun, video games, rings and other items.

•Mail found tossed on the road in the 13000 block of Highway 3A was returned to the owner.

•A youth reported to be making a disturbance in a Simon Road residence left when police were called.

•Counterfeit money was reported by a Canyon Street business.

December 8

•A 10-year-old historical sexual assault was reported.

•An 11th Avenue South resident reported receiving 40 threatening text messages in a 5-hour period.

•A complaint about dangerous driving on 16th Avenue said a driver passed a turning vehicle and nearly struck children in a crosswalk.

•Two pedestrians suffered minor injuries when a truck whose driver was blinded by the sun made a left turn without seeing them on the road at Canyon Street and 12th Avenue.

•A hit and run was reported in the hospital parking lot.

•Good Samaritans in the form of several youths came to the rescue of an elderly male who fell beside his vehicle, which had begun to roll on 19th Avenue North.

They picked up the man’s groceries, helped him to his residence and then called the ambulance. “It’s nice to hear a story like that, isn’t it? Those young people deserve credit for what they did.”

December 9

•An 88-year-old female died suddenly in her home, of apparent natural causes.

•An elderly male in Sirdar complained that someone was knocking on his door.

December 10

•Harassing text messages were reported from a Kootenay River Road residence.

•An intoxicated and unresponsive female was found lying on the ground near the gazebo behind Millennium Park and taken to hospital.

•A youth who stole liquor on Cedar Street has been identified and is being dealt with through the Restorative Justice program.

•Police were called to 11th Avenue to help East Kootenay Traffic Services with a belligerent driver.

•A dispute over the ownership of a truck was reported on Valleyview Drive.

•An intoxicated female who arrived at a Hurry Road residence uninvited was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

•A false report of an assault was made on 19th Avenue.

December 11

•No theft was reported after a Kitchener residence was broken into.

•A two-car collision was reported in Yahk.

•A vehicle spun out and ended up in the ditch on Erickson Road.

•A 62-year-old female died suddenly in her 5th Avenue North home, apparently of natural causes.