Another busy summer week for Creston RCMP

Web Lead

  • Aug. 22, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 99 calls in a typical busy summer week from Aug. 8-14, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

August 8

•A female who was under the influence of both legal and illegal drugs when stopped on Northwest Boulevard was issued a 24-hour driving suspension after she nearly hit a parked vehicle. A witness seized her car keys until police arrived.

•A break and entry to a residence in Crestglen Mobile Home Park netted thieves 20 rolls of toilet paper and some other items.

•An eastbound driver on Highway 3, driving home from the Shambala Music Festival, fell asleep at the wheel and drove head-on into a loaded logging truck. He had to be cut out of his vehicle with the Jaws of Life and, miraculously, sustained only minor injuries.

•No charges were laid following a physical altercation between a mother and daughter at a 25th Avenue North residence.

•A Ford F-250 pickup truck stolen from a Highway 3 residence was found later in Kelowna.

August 9

•A silver Mac laptop in a black case and an iPod with a blue skin were lost in the Extra Foods area on Aug. 6.

•Jewelry was reported missing from a Nelson Street residence in Kitchener.

•Fencing around the new housing project on 11th Avenue South was damaged.

•Police received a complaint that a group of youths had a campfire beside the river near Goat River Bridge on Highway 21.

August 10

•A vehicle collided with a bear on Highway 21, but only minor damage was reported.

•A male and female face criminal charges after being caught shortly after shoplifting camping supplies from a Northwest Boulevard business.

•Items were stolen from a car parked at the Kokanee Springs Golf Course.

•A male was arrested at a Highway 21 residence on an outstanding warrant from Nelson.

August 11

•A vehicle stolen on Canyon Street was later located in Penticton.

•A 13-year-old male who ran away from home in Kelowna was located and placed in a temporary home, from which he also ran away.

August 12

•A white Samsung cell phone was found on 25th Avenue South. It can be claimed at the police station by the owner.

•Frozen bread, fruit and TV dinners were stolen from an outdoor freezer on Canyon Street.

•A surfboard was stolen from a rooftop carrier on a vehicle parked at a Northwest Boulevard business.

•When a vehicle driving at 140 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Highway 3 was stopped, the driver was found to be impaired. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He was also given a ticket for driving at an excessive speed.

•A boy bitten by a dog that chased him down on his bicycle was taken to hospital for examination. The incident occurred on 11th Avenue South.

August 13

•A Hepher Road resident complained about breach of trust after a care provider allegedly took money from a bank account.

•The driver of a blue car reported to be racing on Cory Road told police he was simply looking for an address.

•Police were called to Eastman Avenue in Riondel to assist Emergency Health Services (EHS) personnel in entering a residence.

•Four female youths were lectured about the dangers of placing pennies on railway tracks. (“Dagnabit…when I was your age I never…uh, oh, never mind.”)

August 14

•An intoxicated female who called 911 from Canyon Street was located and given a ride home.

•A driver who was stopped for speeding on 25th Avenue North was found to be impaired and issued a 90-day driving prohibition.

•A resident of Sixth Avenue North reported of a male and female who knocked on the door and asked use the phone. While the male was making a call the female asked to use the washroom. Afterward, the complainant realized prescription medications had been stolen.

•A report of a large campfire left unattended on the banks of the Goat River was referred to the appropriate fire department.