Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

Creston RCMP kept busy with 100 calls

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  • Jul. 26, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 100 calls from July 18-24, in the detachment’s busiest week of the year, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

July 18

•Police received a complaint about vehicles parked on the Canyon Park ball field.

•A trailer and Caterpillar excavator valued at $100,000 were stolen in Yahk overnight. The police investigation includes surveillance video.

•A dispute regarding car insurance was reported from Murray Road.

•Two Ford pickups were reported to be driving dangerously near Gray Creek on Highway 3A.

•A motorcyclist sustained minor injuries when he lost control on Highway 3A near Lockhart Creek.

•Four lost hikers were able to find their own way out from a Gray Creek Pass trail, but not before Creston Search and Rescue and a search helicopter were mobilized.

•A driver suffered minor injuries when his vehicle went off East Arrow Creek Road, into a ditch and over a driveway before hitting a tree.

July 19

•A vehicle possibly used by thieves at a Canyon-Lister Road orchard camp area was reported, but police could not make a positive connection to the thefts.

•An unwanted guest at a Kitchener residence left before police arrived.

•Ammunition was turned in for destruction from a Sixth Avenue North residence.

•A disoriented elderly female reported on Northwest Boulevard was located and taken back to her residence.

•A firearm was turned in for destruction from an Erickson residence.

•A vehicle went down a bank near Destiny Bay at Akokli Creek, and minor injuries were reported.

•Thirteen heads of lettuce were stolen from a garden on 16th Avenue North.

•A minor collision was reported at Ninth Avenue South and Cook Street.

•A dispute about driving in Yahk threatened to become physical, but didn’t.

•A complaint about an abandoned vehicle in the 5000 block of Highway 3A blocking a driveway was resolved when the driver returned to the scene with a can of gas.

•Police joined Canyon-Lister Fire Department personnel to check out the transient worker unsanctioned campsite below Canyon-Lister Bridge.

•An investigation led police to conclude that a male was attempting to extort family members for money.

•A male reported to be banging on a door and refusing to leave a Ninth Avenue South property was gone when police arrived.

July 20

•A barking dog complaint on Elm Street was referred to the Town of Creston bylaw control department.

•A driver stopped on Northwest Boulevard at Helen Street was issued a seven-day driving prohibition.

•A resident in the 3000 block of Highway 3 reported a cheque being cashed at a Lower Mainland bank by an unauthorized person.

•A requested well-being check on a Kingsgate resident revealed no problems.

•A complaint of harassing communications was made from Birch Street.

•A retaining wall on Devon Street was damaged by an unknown vehicle.

•Police were called to deal with a male who has an outstanding warrant when he arrived at the Kingsgate border crossing.

•Police could find no sign of a reported prowler in the 3000 block of Highway 3.

July 21

•A vehicle was reported damaged in a hit and run at an unknown location at an unknown time.

•A backpack stolen two days earlier in the Canyon-Lister area was found, but missing a wallet and identification cards.

•Police assisted Kingsgate border personnel with a drug smuggling investigation.

•A motorhome that failed to make the sharp turn from Highway 21 to Valleyview Drive got stuck in the ditch and had to be towed out.

•A red pickup that was “speeding like crazy” was reported on the bridge near Arrow Creek on Highway 3.

•Two youths were reported to be jumping off Goat River Bridge.

July 22

•An intoxicated female reported to be walking along Highway 3 in Kitchener was not found.

•A single vehicle accident was reported on Highway 3A at Larch Road.

•Bales of hay were reported on Highway 3 east of Creston.

•An assault between sisters was reported on River Avenue.

•An intoxicated female threw a liquor bottle through a friend’s travel trailer window in the 2000 block of Highway 3.

•A pedestrian sustained injuries, including broken bones, after being struck by a vehicle that sped off from an orchard on 33rd Avenue North. The suspect driver was arrested in another jurisdiction and the investigation continues.

July 23

•An elderly female who wandered from home was taken to the police station by a passerby, then returned home by police.

•A dispute about whether there was consent for a person to take a mobility scooter out overnight was reported at a Scott Street residence.

•No injuries were reported when a dog ran out of its yard at a pedestrian in Yahk.

•A near accident was reported near Kootenay Pass when an erratic driver passed a vehicle on a double solid line.

•Police observed an orderly protest of about 80 cherry pickers on Canyon Street.

•When police conducted a well-being check on a female on 16th Avenue North, they learned she was in the hospital.

•A Phillips Road resident reported inappropriate social media contact with a female youth.

•Wallets were found near Kuskonook and in the 1000 block of Northwest Boulevard.

•A Devon Street retaining wall was once again damaged by a vehicle.

•Police were unable to determine the source of fireworks set off in Kingsgate.

•A car was sideswiped by an older vehicle in a hit and run in Yahk.

July 24

•A reported disturbance at an 11th Avenue South orchard turned out to be verbal in nature.

•Two females were issued tickets for having open liquor in public at a Canyon Street parking lot at 16th Avenue North.

•Police kept the peace while a person collected belongings on Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road.

•A 19-year-old male died in his Northwest Boulevard residence.

•A vehicle passing dangerously on curves was reported on Kootenay Pass.

•Open fires were a cause for concern below Canyon-Lister Bridge.

•An intoxicated person attempting to enter Canada through Rykerts crossing was returned to the U.S.

•A male driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days when he failed a roadside screening test when stopped on Northwest Boulevard at Helen Street.



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