RCMP kept busy responding to calls involving mental health issues

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  • Wed Oct 19th, 2016 11:00am
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Creston RCMP responded to 68 calls from October 10-16, Staff Sgt Darryl Hammond said on Monday. A large number involved people with mental illnesses, he said.

October 10

•When police stopped a car reported to be driving erratically and honking at the vehicle ahead on Northwest Boulevard she said she doesn’t like slow drivers and plans to get a Go Pro camera so she can film and report offenders.

•Two semis were reported to be stopped on the highway near Kootenay Pass. They were both chaining up due to slick road conditions.

October 11

•A complaint was made about an art fraud in which a water colour picture might have been switched with a fake. The original was priced at $39.

•When police responded to a complaint about possible marijuana odor in the 400 block of 8th Avenue South they concluded the smell was more likely of the skunk variety.

•A Highway 3A resident who had listed a property for sale on Kijiji reported receving a possibly fraudulent response. A suspect has been identified and police are investigating.

•Both parties involved in a neighbours’ dispute about dogs on Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road called police to tell their side of the story.

•Another neighbours’ dispute was reported on 6th Avenue North.

•A suspicious odor reported on Cook Street at 12th Avenue South was found to likely be coming from a wood stove or fireplace.

October 12

•When police received a complaint of a black Ford pickup driving at a high speed on Highway 3 near Yahk an East Kootenay Traffic Services officer located the driver and issued a ticket.

•A requested well-being check on a Northwest Boulevard resident was cancelled when the individual arrived for an appointment.

•A minor crash was reported in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot.

•Police received the first of a number of complaints from near the Kidd Creek rest area, where a male reported hearing a high-pitched noise and gunshots. There is a shooting range nearby and it is hunting season.

•Two males dressed in black were reported to be aggressively attempting to sell Vape pipes to Canyon Street businesses.

•A possibly impaired driver on Highway 3 near Irishman Creek was not located.

•A female called 911 from a from a pay phone on Northwest Boulevard, asking for help. She was gone when police arrived.

•Possible poachers near 38th Street were referred to conservation officers.

•A report of hunting on private property near 44th Street was also referred.

•A logging truck was reported to be obstructing traffic in West Creston.

October 13

•Three more calls complaining about noise were received from the Kidd Creek area.

•A caller complained about a person “walking” a dog by holding the animals leash while he drove slowly along the road.

•A Canyon Street resident complained about ongoing harassment by youths.

•Two neighbours on Highway 3A were involved in a dispute.

•Police assisted a Penticton RCMP investigation by interviewing a local resident who bought possibly stolen goods. The person interviewed was cooperative.

•A conflict about dogs was reported on Nick’s Island Road.

October 14

•A vehicle stolen overnight on 10th Avenue South was found near Kuskonook, where it had been burned.

•A mischief incident was reported on Highway 3 in Erickson.

•A male and female found together led to an arrest of the female for breaching her court conditions. The male was also arrested because he was wanted on a warrant. Both were transferred to Cranbrook.

•A truck got stuck making a sharp turn on a Yahk road.

October 15

•A call from Kidd Creek was made by a male who said his tent was being bugged, electronically.

•A vehicle that broke down on railroad tracks near Clement Road was towed, and the owner was ticketed for not having insurance.

•A cell phone found near Highway 21 was claimed at the police station by the owner.

•Police are investigating a missing persons report from Riverview Road.

•A person who called 911 to report an anxiety issue was taken to hospital by family members.

•Police received a 911 call about a dogfight. The owner broke it up.

•A wellbeing check on Cook Street indicated the resident was okay.

•An intoxicated female causing a disturbance on 11th Avenue North was arrested and held in cells until sober.

•Police did not locate a small truck with no taillights driving in rainy and foggy conditions near Kitchener.

October 16

•A person from Crawford Bay was taken to hospital after an assault.

•A bear was reported to be attempting to enter a duck barn on Northwest Boulevard. The animal was gone when police arrived.

•Two intoxicated people were involved in a dispute on Canyon Street over the purchase of beer.

•A vehicle was impounded and the driver charged with speeding after he was clocked at going 130kph in a 60kph zone in Kitchener.