RCMP keep busy with driving complaints

Creston RCMP had another busy week responding to driving complaints

  • Aug. 10, 2017 8:30 p.m.

BY LORNE ECKERSLEY

Advance Staff

Creston RCMP had another busy week responding to driving complaints, checking for campfires and dealing with impaired or drivers who had consumed some alcohol. In total, local police responded to 104 calls for service, Cpl. Gerry Sliworsky said on Tuesday.

August 1

• A cell phone was reported stolen from an Erickson Road residence.

• A Dodge Caravan reported to be passing illegally in the Kitchener area was not located.

• A male from Crawford Bay complained about receiving threats on Facebook.

• Harassment in the form of mischief to a door was reported in the 200 block of 16th Avenue North.

• A motorcycle was reported to be speeding through Creston and passing on double solid lines.

• A citizenship card was reported lost.

• Police conducted a well-being check on a female in Crawford Bay, who turned out to be okay.

• Police attended a Northwest Boulevard residence to keep the peace while a tenant moved out.

• A rear-end collision in the 4000 block of Highway 3 did not result in injuries.

• A quad reported stolen from Crawford Bay was found undamaged nearby in the following morning.

• A couple on a motorcycle entering Canada at Kingsgate was ordered to return to the US but proceeded into Canada. They were not located.

• When responding to a report of a stolen backpack and Go-Pro camera being stolen on 16th Avenue South police located the items in possession of two youths. The youths’ parents were advised and the items were returned to the owner.

• Police could not locate a vehicle from which a lit cigarette was thrown on Highway 3 near the Ryan overpass.

• Police were called to a loud argument between a male and female on 10th Avenue North.

August 2

• A complaint was received from Valley View Drive about a dog that was barking for more than an hour. Police did not locate it.

• A firearm whose owner died recently was turned over to police.

• A motorcyclist lost control and slid off the road near Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing.

• A wallet found on Cook Street was turned into the police station.

• Video evidence is being checked following a hit and run in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot.

• Police received a complaint about migrant workers using drugs and alcohol but a foot patrol of the area revealed no problems.

• No damage was found from a possible break and entry to a Riondel building.

• An intoxicated male who fell of his bike on Canyon Street was not injured.

August 3

• An ongoing problem with barking dogs on Murdoch Street was referred to the Town of Creston bylaw officer.

• A seasonal worker on 33rd Avenue North threw a cold cup of coffee at another worker after he was fired.

• A neighborhood dispute in Riondel arose over illegal watering.

• A complaint of squealing tires and burnouts was received from 20th Avenue South.

• A reported missing person in the 3700 block of Highway 3 was found injured in a camper on the same property. He was taken to hospital and the investigation continues.

• Police are investigating allegations of elder abuse.

• A vehicle stopped by police for having an expired license decal was found to contain a small quantity of drugs, which were seized.

• A driver stopped on Canyon-Lister Road found to have been consuming alcohol was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.

• A complaint was received about an aggressive panhandler on Northwest Boulevard.

• A male entering Canada at Rykerts was found to be impaired. He was given a 24-hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

August 4

• A driver with a wrong plate on his vehicle was given a warning.

• A male reported to be staggering on Erickson Road was not located.

• A neighbours’ dispute was reported on Ash Street by two callers.

• Police assisted Grande Prairie AB RCMP in a sexual interference investigation.

• A complaint of threats resulting from a dog issue led to a neighbours’ dispute and police continue to investigate.

• Police are investigating a complaint from a female who was being followed on Uri Road.

• Minor damage resulted from a two-vehicle collision on Lower Wynndel Road.

• A Canadian passport and camera were stolen on Crackerjack forest service road.

• An Alberta driver who left kids in a running vehicle to keep the air conditioner on was warned.

• A vehicle with an expired insurance decal was stopped on Highway 3A near Crawford Creek. The driver was found to be impaired and issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• Mischief to washrooms and a diving tower ladder was reported at Lewis Bay.

August 5

• An Alberta Escalade stopped at a roadside check was found to be in control of a person who had been smoking marijuana. The marijuana was seized and the driver was issued a 24-hour prohibition. The vehicle was towed.

• A weaving driver was stopped on Erickson Road and issued a 3-day driving prohibition because he had been consuming alcohol.

• Police are investigating a single vehicle crash at Dean Road and Erickson Road.

• A West Creston resident reported his garden hose was chewed by dogs.

• A black Ford Mustang was reported to be passing dangerously at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing.

• Two vehicles parked illegally on 46th Street were towed.

• A suicidal female on 20th Avenue South was taken to hospital.

• A wallet was reported lost, possibly at the Farmers’ Market.

• A male shoplifted a pair of sunglasses from a Canyon Street business and drove off in a Ford Taurus.

• Complaints of open fires on Highway 3/95 and in Erickson turned out be propane burners, which are not banned.

• An impaired driver who was stopped for driving too slowly and crossing the centre line of Erickson Road was issued a 3-day driving prohibition.

August 6

• A vehicle stopped for an insurance violation on 6th Avenue South at Erickson Road was found to be in control of a driver who had been drinking. He was issued a 3-day driving prohibition and faces further sanctions because he was also prohibited from driving at the time.

• A vehicle’s tires were flattened and its windshield was smashed while parked at the Canyon-Lister Bridge.

• A neighbours’ dispute on 10th Avenue arose from a disagreement over a fence being built.

• An Alberta vehicle that reportedly took a corner on Highway 3A too fast, nearly causing a head-on collision, was not located.

• A possibly suicidal male in Riondel was taken to hospital.

• The owners of 12 vehicles parked on private property near Canyon-Lister Road at Goat River were warned to move them. They complied.

• Seasonal workers camping near Leadville Road in Kitchener were reminded about the campfire ban.

• The female driver of a car displaying an N was stopped on Canyon Street for having too many passengers in the vehicle. She was found to be impaired and was given a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

August 7

• A female called from 36th Avenue South to report being harassed over the phone.

• A Riondel resident reported getting a voice mail scam that threatened him with jail if he didn’t call back.

• An Erickson Road resident admitted to firing his gun and was warned.

• A driver who lost three bikes off a camping trailer when leaving the Boulder Creek area was able to recover the bikes at the police station.

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