BY LORNE ECKERSLEY
Creston police had another week of dealing with people who lit fires in spite of the ban, issuing three tickets for $1,150 each.
In other police news, RCMP members responded to 107 calls for service from July 18-24, spokesperson Chris Harland said on Tuesday.
• A vehicle reported to have run the border at Kingsgate didn’t run far. The driver stopped at the secondary inspection area a few metres away from the border.
• Police delivered news of a next of kin death to a Gray Creek residence.
• A group of males reportedly confronted a male driving a tractor in Lister. Police are investigating.
• A complaint about dogs running loose was received from Wynndel.
• A Creston woman reported her granddaughter took a credit card without authorization and used it to make purchases.
• A traffic complaint said that a driver had tailgated and almost rear-ended a vehicle, then gave the driver ahead the finger.
• A semi being driven erratically on Highway 3 near Yahk was dealt with when the vehicle pulled into the weigh scales.
• A female reported finding a bedroom window slightly ajar and a knife outside on the deck nearby. Police found no evidence of a break-in.
• A vehicle went off Lower Wynndel Road and rolled into the ditch. The female driver was taken to hospital and the vehicle is a write-off. Drugs or alcohol were not factors.
• A Lister resident reported finding a bullet hole in a window, but police could not determine the source of the shot.
• A cow reported in the 1600 block of Highway 3 was not located by police.
• Police stood by at a Creston residence to keep the peace while a male retrieved personal belongings.
• A dog bit another dog at the provincial campground in Yahk.
• An erratic driver reported in Creston was not found by police.
• An Erickson resident reported that tobacco was missing from her house. No suspects have been identified.
• Police received a complaint about a slow moving mo-ped impeding traffic on Highway 3 at the Kootenay River Bridge.
• A female in Canyon reported being harassed by her ex-husband.
• Setting a fire on his Osborne Road property earned the Lister resident a ticket.
• Canyon-Lister Fire Department personnel conducted a check of a camping area near the Goat River, but no open fires were noted.
• An anonymous complaint did not give police enough information to pursue a case of throwing a cigarette out a car window.
• Ammunition was turned over to police for destruction.
• A report of an arcing power line near Crawford Bay was referred to Fortis.
• An abandoned vehicle was reported on Thompson Mountain forest service road.
• Police found nothing when responding to a report of vehicles racing on 8th Avenue South.
• Minor damage resulted from a collision in a Canyon Street parking lot.
• A female pedestrian reported nearly being struck by a white pickup while she was in the crosswalk at 11th Avenue South at Cook Street.
• A driver reported being run off Nick’s Island Road by a green pickup.
• During a check of campers near the Canyon-Lister Bridge fire department officials found a smoldering campfire but could not determine who lit it.
• An open fire in Wynndel netted the property owner a ticket.
• Police did not locate a possibly impaired driver reported in Yahk.
• A vehicle struck a shopping cart hut in a Cook Street parking lot and left the scene. Police are investigating.
• A Wynndel resident reported hearing two gunshots but police did not locate a source.
• Police are investigating an assault reported on Highway 21.
• A vehicle was reported stolen but the owner called back later to report finding it, having forgotten where it was parked.
• The driver of a vehicle reported to be moving erratically on Highway 3 was located. He was not impaired.
• A report was received about an assault in Creston.
• A disturbance was reported at Millennium Park.
• Police are investigating a crash on 11th Avenue North after a vehicle reportedly drove backwards at a high rate of speed before hitting a pickup truck.
• Damage to a bush shelter in the same area was reported.
• Five intoxicated males in a Crawford Bay campground drew a complaint to police.
• After reporting he was threatened with death a Lister male is not co-operating with an investigation.
• A Canyon male reported being threatened with extortion. He was told by an undetermined source to pay $300 or a video including him would be posted on the Internet.
• Two reports of child abuse at a Canyon Street business are being investigated.
• A white truck rear-ended a vehicle in Erickson, sending one person to the hospital. A police investigation is underway.
• A Boswell resident reported a fence was hit by a vehicle.
• Police received a report that a male motorcycle driver had crashed and broken his leg on Gray Creek Pass. He was apparently picked up by a passerby and his whereabouts has not been determined.
• The owner who left a dog in a hot vehicle in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot was warned.
• Two intoxicated males in their 70s were reported to be arguing on Canyon Street. One was located and escorted home for his safety.
• A driver pulling a travel trailer reported an oncoming vehicle in Boswell crossed the centre line and sideswiped the trailer, causing minor damage.
• A 56-year-old male died suddenly in his 25th Avenue South home of apparent natural causes.
• Setting a fire on his Kittyhawk Road property in Kitchener earned the resident an expensive ticket.