The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

Creston RCMP receive just over 40 calls, car thief confesses to another stolen car

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  • Nov. 13, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 44 calls from Nov. 4-10, a period in which no calls were received on a Saturday for the first time in memory, Chris Harland said on Tuesday.

November 4

•The male who was arrested last week after a series of car thefts and break-ins confessed to police that he had crashed another stolen car near Gray Creek. Police were then able to recover the vehicle.

•A female seen near Highway 3 and Helen Street bearing the sign “Broke and hungry” was gone when police went to check, presumably having hitched a ride.

•An elderly Fifth Avenue South resident reported having an ongoing problem with a “dangerous” neighbor. Police are investigating.

•After investigating a report from Wenger Road about a possible fraud, police concluded no crime had been committed.

•Police received information that an unknown Canyon man has declared himself a Freeman on the Land.

•A blue Larson 16- or 18-foot boat with Evinrude motor and EZ Loader trailer was found in the Ryan Station Road area near Yahk. Anyone with information about it can contact the RCMP.

•An irate male did more than $1,000 damage by throwing himself at a parked vehicle on Cook Street.

November 5

•A 1999 JDJ flat-deck utility trailer was stolen from Ashton Drive in Wynndel in the past two weeks.

•Police assisted Crowsnest Pass RCMP by taking a statement in an alleged sexual assault case.

•A female reported that she was the victim of financial and verbal abuse by her husband when she lived in Edmonton.

•A bicycle reported stolen from the 1600 block of Cedar Street was later recovered and returned to the owner.

•No injuries resulted when a black Chevrolet pickup pulled out onto Northwest Boulevard and collided with a white 1995 Dodge Spirit.

•A nearby resident complained about traffic activity on Seventh Avenue South, where he says drugs are being sold.

•Police investigating a complaint about loud music being played for two days on Goat River Road South were unable to find the source.

November 6

•A female was ticketed after she collided with a railway service vehicle working on the tracks on Crusher Road. She failed to make a complete stop, hit the vehicle and went into the ditch. No injuries resulted.

•When police contacted a female who was reported to be driving with kids in the back seat who weren’t wearing seatbelts, she admitted to being in the wrong, saying there weren’t enough belts for the number of passengers she had. She was given a verbal warning.

•When police attended a site on Highway 3 at 38th Avenue after getting a report of a vehicle in the ditch, they found two occupants. The driver had no licence and was arrested when police learned the vehicle had been reported stolen from Fort McMurray, Alta.

•Later, two intoxicated males were found walking in the 3600 block of Masuch Road. A check revealed they had also been in the vehicle previously mentioned. They were arrested for being drunk in public and on outstanding warrants, then transferred to Cranbrook police cells.

November 7

•Six horses reported to be loose on private property on Smith Road were recovered by their owner a short time later.

•A female reported a possible theft on Aldrich Road and is applying for a peace bond against the suspect.

•A female in the 2900 block of Highway 3 complained about receiving harassing phone calls from a male.

•When police arrived at an accident scene 20 kilometres east of Kootenay Pass, they found a car down a bank, having slid off Highway 3 in poor road conditions. There were no injuries, but the owner-driver admitted to having no licence when she was located.

•The registered owner of an Alberta vehicle reported to be speeding and tailgating on Highway 3/95 near Yahk was issued a warning.

November 8

•A black Samsung Galaxy cellphone was reported stolen in a Prince Charles Secondary School classroom.

•The male sender of unwanted emails to a female was warned to stop.

•An elderly male driver was reported to have nearly hit three pedestrians and a retaining wall near Highway 3/21 intersection. When contacted, he said he didn’t recall any problems at that location.

•Investigating a complaint about shots fired on Kootenay River Road, police found a small bush party at the old ferry landing, where firecrackers had been set off. The party was not considered a problem.

November 10

•A male reported his 2006 green Ford F-150 had been stolen while he was in a pub in the 800 block of Canyon Street. He called the next day to report he had found the truck parked behind the pub.

•A 40-year-old male died suddenly in the Duck Lake area, not of suspicious circumstances.

•Police found no evidence that reported drug activity at a 20th Avenue residence was being conducted.

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