Creston RCMP responded to 72 calls from June 20-26, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said.
•A person who was attempting to steal gas from a truck parked on Hurry Road fled when the truck owner arrived on the scene, leaving four empty jerry cans behind.
•A 42-inch television was stolen from Creston and District Community Complex by two males who entered through the arena construction area. The thieves covered their faces, aware that security cameras were in place.
•Spray paint vandals were at work at the Creston Education Centre sometime on the previous weekend.
•A male was reported to be causing a disturbance in the 900 block of Railway Avenue by calling passersby names and making accusations about them.
•A homemade explosive consisting of aerosol cans wrapped together was set off in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue North. No damage resulted.
•Police were called to a scene of domestic violence on 10th Avenue North.
•A group of males was reported to be yelling loudly in the 100 block of Vancouver Street.
•Police were unable to locate a possibly impaired driver at Northwest Boulevard and Regina Street. The registered owner of the vehicle will be contacted.
•A gold Marian AXC 16-speed bike worth about $2,000 was stolen from a Beam Road residence.
•Brown, wicker-type lawn chairs with orange cushions were stolen from the 700 block of Devon Street.
•A male who was intoxicated, in breach of court conditions not to consume alcohol, was arrested in the 800 block of Simon Road.
•A Russell Avenue resident in Riondel reported concern about a neighbour’s driving. When police checked, the male admitted to being legally blind and agreed not to drive again.
•A male who uttered threats to a person and property in the 100 block of Eighth Avenue South was arrested and will face charges.
•Two plate glass windows, one in the Creston fire hall and the other in a neighboring building, had small holes shot in them, possibly by a pellet gun.
•Unwanted phone and text messages were received from a resident in the 1600 block of Alder Street.
•A seasonal residence in the 1000 block of Huscroft Road was the scene of a break and entry in which numerous items were stolen.
•A small amount of marijuana was confiscated from a vehicle that was stopped in the 15000 block of Highway 3A.
•Residents in the 5000 block of Crusher Road have experienced a rash of thefts of solar lights and vandalism to address signs.
•A female shoplifted beer from a business in the 5000 block of Highway 3A.
•A delivery truck attempting to make a U-turn in the 1700 block of Highway 3 went of the road and got stuck.
•A male will be charged with assault after a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of 10th Avenue South.
•Harassing text messages were sent to a resident in the 3600 block of Highway 21 from an ex-boyfriend in Calgary.
•A wedding party took a dangerous turn when a male discharged a rifle in the West Creston Hall. The bullet struck the hall’s interior wall and the male was arrested on the scene. He faces charges including possession of a firearm, dangerous use of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm and mischief. Alcohol was a factor.
•Two males in one vehicle were prevented from crossing into the United States at Porthill when border guards learned they were breaching probationary conditions not to have contact with one another.
•An older white four-door car could not be located after it was pushed out of a ditch following a single vehicle accident in the 4700 block of 44th Street. Police received a report that the driver might have been impaired.
•A vehicle stopped in the 2000 block of Erickson Road was in control of an impaired male, who was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
•Duct tape was strung, hood high, across 10th Avenue North in the 100 block and a dumpster was pushed into the middle of the road.