Creston RCMP tackle a variety of issues

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  • Wed Oct 26th, 2016 7:00pm
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Creston RCMP responded to 68 calls from October 17-23, another week in which numerous calls came from people with mental illnesses, Staff Sgt. Darryl  Hammond  said on Monday.

October 17

•Several calls were received from a man who is living in a tent in the Kidd Creek area.

•Police assisted Cranbrook RCMP with a break and enter investigation. They located the suspect on Canyon Street and arrested him, then returned him to Cranbrook.

•An unlocked door was reported on Canyon Street. Police determined no entry had been made and contacted a property representative about the issue.

•Several calls were received from a female with mental health issues.

•A neighbours’ dispute went to another level when one accused the other of putting dog feces on his step.

•Plan to steal a tractor but don’t want to drive off with it? No problem, just steal a trailer from a business next door. That’s how thieves made off with a 2015 orange Kubota tractor/loader from Wilson Road. The Kubota was loaded onto a Sure-Trac trailer.

•Schools were put on alert when a youth boarded a school bus on Airport Road with a firearm. Police later determined he and a friend had stolen several firearms from a residence earlier. All have since been recovered. “We are working closely with the student’s school and the school district,” Hammond said.

October 18

•An assault was reported from 7th Avenue but the complainant was too intoxicated to provide details.

•A garage was shot at by a firearm on 2nd Avenue South.

•Police were called to a disturbance at the hospital.

•Garbage was reported to have been dumped on a roadside, an incident police believe is connected to a neighbours’ dispute.

•A deer was reported to be caught in a fence on Phillips Road.

•A vehicle collided with a bear in Crawford Bay. The bear ran off.

October 19

•A case that started in Cranbrook with a report of someone displaying a firearm in public ended at the old ferry landing. Police arrested two males and a firearm was seized. Charges are pending.

•An “out of control” youth led to a family dispute in Wynndel that required police attention.

•An RDCK bylaw officer informed police of an incident or incidents last month in Riondel in which someone was striking golf balls in the direction of a public road, narrowly missing someone.

•Police received a third party report of a theft on 10th Avenue, but learned that a misunderstanding had occurred.

•A historic assault was reported from Wynndel.

•A sexual assault in Nova Scotia dating back to 1951 was reported.

October 20

•A vehicle collided with a deer on Highway 3 near Kitchener.

•A male visiting from the west coast became intoxicated and outstayed his welcome at a Crawford Bay residence. He was thrown out, and complained to police that he needed to recover his personal effects.

•Two youths reported missing were soon discovered to be at school.

•Police were called to assist Canadian Border Services Agency personnel with an immigration issue.

•Students in a school bus in the Canyon-Lister area were involved in a dispute.

•Charges are pending following a domestic incident on Riverview Road.

•Youths have been breaking into an unoccupied property on Ash Street and the owner has been asked to make the building secure.

•A youth took the family vehicle without consent.

October 21

•A 911 call from Crawford Bay was attributed to phone line problems.

•Charges are pending against a male after a domestic incident in Erickson.

•A vehicle collided with a deer on Highway 3 in Kitchener.

•A hunter reported as overdue arrived home when police were organizing a search.

October 22

•A resident was warned when police attended to a loud party on Ash Street.

•Police were called to Mallory Road to assist with an intoxicated female.

•An intoxicated male on Canyon Street was co-operative when police arrived.

•A driver ran off after putting his vehicle in a ditch on Erickson Road at 16th Avenue. The smell of liquor was noted in the vehicle and the owner later telephoned to tell police his car had been stolen.

•Police are investigating a dog bite incident on Elsie Holmes Road.

•When police checked a parked truck on Highway 3 at Arrow Creek Bridge that was damaged, they contacted the owner, who said he had been out mudding and had a crash.

•A vehicle doing burnouts is suspected to be connected to a neighbours’ dispute.

•A male in Canyon reported having suicidal thoughts that others could hear.

•A male in his 30s was badly injured when his motorcycle hit a utility pole on Whimster Road. He later died in hospital.

•Police were called by the Yahk Fire Department, which was called to a fire beyond its service boundaries. The fire was reported to be in a trailer and police could smell smoke, but were unable to locate the source.

October 23

•A truck was reported to be doing donuts on Canyon-Lister Road.

•A vehicle pulling a trailer struck a rock face near Kootenay Pass after losing control on icy roads.

•Ten cows were reported on Highway 3A north of Wynndel.

•A male reported to be preparing to bed down for the night outside the library was gone when a patrol car arrived.