Loose horses, illegal campers and loud music for RCMP

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  • Wed Oct 12th, 2016 3:00pm
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Creston RCMP responded to 75 calls for service from October 3-9, many of them to deal with mental health issues, Sgt. Dave Nassichuk said on Tuesday.

October 3

•A revolver owner turned in the firearm for destruction.

•A dispute arose over the towing of a vehicle in Kitchener.

•Sheep were reported on Highway 3 north of Yahk.

•A TV remote control was stolen from a Northwest Boulevard business.

•Police located a vehicle on 10th Avenue that was reported to have been driven without insurance. The owner was issued a ticket.

•A semi knocked down a lamp standard on Highway 3 in Erickson.

•A farmer complained that water shut off while ditches were drained and cleared on Nick’s Island Road was endangering his cattle.

•Illegal campers on a Cook Street property were gone when police arrived.

•Some deer reported to be sitting on the road in a mobile home park were gone when police arrived.

•An intoxicated female on Elm Street was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

•A disturbance reported outside a local pub had ended when police arrived at the scene.

•No charges resulted from a family disturbance on Hillside Street.

•An intoxicated female was arrested and held in police cells following a domestic disturbance on Erickson Road.

•When police checked on a reported suspicious vehicle at 2 a.m. in Yahk they determined that the vehicle had run out of gas and the occupants were waiting until morning.

October 4

•Empty shotgun shells were found in a parking lot on Highway 3 in Erickson.

•A propane tank reported stolen from an 8th Street carport was returned later that night.

•Minor injuries were reported after a vehicle hit a barrier and went into the ditch on Erickson Road at Dean Road.

•Loud music from two vehicles led to a complaint on 36th Avenue at Haskins Road East.

October 5

•A handicap walker was found in the 2100 block of Cedar Street and turned into the police station.

•Charges are pending against a female who reportedly made threats to another person.

•When police checked on a report of a possible impaired driver on Helen Street they found the elderly man had medical issues that affected his driving.

October 6

•An impaired driver who was stopped at US customs and immigration at Rykerts was returned to the Canadian side, along with his vehicle, by US border officials. Friends picked him up and RCMP were unable to pursue charges because he was not seen driving by anyone in Canada.

•A male reported losing his wallet and iPhone on Canyon Street at 16th Avenue.

•The owner of horses was warned after his horses were found loose on Highway 3A north of Wynndel.

•When police arrived on Highway 21 to dispatch a reported injured deer the animal got up and ran away.

October 7

•A male was arrested after taking a vehicle without consent. He was found to be impaired and charges are pending.

•The male reported three of his backyard marijuana plants had been stolen. Police attended the site and seized the one remaining plant.

•A family dispute on Northwest Boulevard was resolved peaceably.

•A male reported to be wearing camouflage and carrying a shotgun while riding a bike near the Wildlife Centre was not located.

October 8

•A suspicious vehicle reported near Yahk was determined to be owned by a man who was hunting in the area.

•Visibility reduced by weather conditions was a factor in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 3A near Wynndel. No injuries were reported.

•A driver who had consumed an excess of alcohol in Crawford Bay was given a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

October 9

•Another Crawford Bay driver suffered the same fate a short time later.

•Charges are pending after a male was assaulted on Dogwood Street.

•An intoxicated male was found passed out in his vehicle on Highway 3/95. He was ticketed for having no insurance or driving license and headlight issues, given a 24-hour driving prohibition and taken into custody until sober.

Nassichuk mentioned that a series of road checks the East Kootenay Traffic Unit on September 21-22 resulted in 41 charges, 80 notices of repair requirements, one 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day impoundment, and two drug seizures.