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Creston residents were hit by a rash of break-ins to vehicles and homes on the weekend, with cash appearing to be the key interest of the culprits.
“In a number of the incidents, items were stolen and then left nearby,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Tuesday. “The thieves seemed to just be after cash.”
Police have no suspects to this point.
RCMP members responded to 106 calls for service from Aug. 27-Sept. 2, Gollan said.
•A requested well-being check on a Kitchener Road resident revealed there were no problems.
•A minor collision occurred on a Kootenay Lake ferry.
•A 20th Street resident complained of an ongoing littering problem by drivers on Canyon-Lister Road.
•The owner of a vehicle in which a dog was reportedly locked on Northwest Boulevard has been notified about the complaint.
•A mountain bike was found and turned in to the police station, where it can be claimed by the owner.
•No injuries were reported after a vehicle collided with a deer on Highway 3A.
•Two 911 calls routed through the Whimster Road cellphone tower could not be traced.
•Police have been unable to locate a gold-coloured pickup that side-swiped another vehicle and drove from the scene on Highway 3 near Goatfell.
•A dispute arose between a driver and hitchhiker, who spilled water on the driver’s cellphone. Police determined it wasn’t a criminal issue.
•A 92-year-old male died suddenly of natural causes in his Oliver Road home in Gray Creek.
•A landlord-tenant dispute in Crawford Bay was referred to the Residential Tenancy Branch.
•A 911 cellphone call routed through Topaz Creek could not be traced.
•A complaint about ongoing noisy parties — another of which was reported the following night — was referred to the Regional District of Central Kootenay bylaw office.
•The owner of a vehicle reported to be tailgating and passing on a double solid line on Mallory Road will be getting a ticket in the mail.
•A hand-held radio found on Topaz Creek Forest Service Road was returned to its grateful owner.
•Police mediate a dispute between two screaming females on Highway 3.
•When police were called to a Highway 21 South residence about an assault involving a father and son, the intoxicated younger male was arrested and held in cells until sober.
•An intoxicated male reported to be making threats on Elm Street was not located.
•An intoxicated female found on along Highway 3 was given a ride home for her safety.
•Police were called to a Ninth Avenue South residence about a child custody issue.
•A window was smashed in a business in the 1600 block of Canyon Street.
•At the Duck Lake boat launch near Sirdar, a sign indicating that hunting and fishing permits are required in the area was stolen.
•No injuries were reported after a vehicle backed into another on Canyon Street.
•Boys will be boys. A father — in his 80s — reported his son — in his 60s — took his vehicle without permission on Aldrich Road.
•A 911 caller reported she had intended to call 611.
•A complaint about an ongoing barking dog problem on Hilton Street was referred to the bylaw department.
•A Fourth Avenue North resident reported bear-spraying two dogs that had come into his yard.
•An intoxicated 17-year-old male was arrested on Fourth Avenue North and held in police cells until sober.
•Thieves who broke into a 20th Avenue North residence stole an Acer laptop computer and three purses, all of which were found scattered in the area.
•An Alder Street resident reported that a walker had been left in his yard for three days. It can be claimed at the police station.
•A purse and its contents were stolen in a break and entry to a Pine Street residence.
•The owner of a dog that went into another yard and was attacked by a tied-up dog on Highway 3A complained to police that he should be compensated for the veterinarian bill.
•A wallet and fishing rod were stolen from an unlocked pickup truck on 20th Avenue North.
•A wallet was stolen from a residence on Pine Street.
•A wallet stolen from a pickup truck on Hillside Street was found nearby.
•A cellphone was found on Highway 21.
•Police are investigating a complaint of uttered threats on Erickson Road.
•A bank is investigating a suspicion that a Purcell Crescent resident was defrauded.
•A ticket was issued to a driver for following too close to another vehicle and colliding with it on Highway 3.
•A driver in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Northwest Boulevard collided with a parked vehicle and then left the scene on foot. Police located him soon afterward and issued tickets for failing to remain at the scene and driving without a licence. The vehicle was impounded.
•The owner of a vehicle reported to speeding on Whimster Road has been warned.
•A purse was found on Hillside Street.
•A flashlight was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on 25th Avenue South.
•Police were unable to locate a vehicle that was reported to be high-centred and having occupants that were intoxicated on Highway 3A near Sirdar.
•A complaint about a noisy party on Centre Road in Lister was received.
•Police were unable to locate a prowler reported to be around Ash Street at 5 a.m.
•A small amount of marijuana was seized from an intoxicated male on Railway Boulevard.
•An grateful owner had his wallet and cash returned after it was found by a Good Samaritan on Canyon Street.
•All was reported to be okay when police responded to a 911 call from Pilot Bay Road.
•Police are investigating the accusation of theft by a landlord that was made by a former tenant on 11th Avenue North.
•When patrolling police checked on a male sitting in the driver’s seat in a vehicle parked on Canyon-Lister Road, they found him to be intoxicated. He has been charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08.
•When police located the owner of a wallet found on Pine Street he reported that it had been stolen from his vehicle.
•A Sixth Avenue North resident reported seeing a “strange light” on a mountain the night before.
•A maroon Chevrolet pickup reported to be driving erratically on Erickson Street was not located.
•A patrolling officer noted that a vehicle on Devon Street had no valid insurance. Upon checking, it was determined that the driver had no driver’s licence and he was issued tickets for both infractions. The vehicle was impounded for seven days. A small amount of marijuana was seized and destroyed.
•Police were called to an Eighth Avenue residence, where a male was attacking his own vehicle with an axe.
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