Calls for Creston RCMP down from previous week

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  • Aug. 29, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 79 calls from Aug. 15-21, down about 20 per cent from the previous week, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Aug. 22.

“It was a fairly quiet week but I have no idea why,” he said.

August 15

•A complaint came in about an erratic driver going eastbound on Highway 3 on the Creston flats but the vehicle was not located.

•A driver who butted into the lineup of vehicles waiting to enter the U.S. at Rykerts was given a lecture about etiquette.

•Vandals damaged the kitchen and washrooms at Lister Park. They attempted, but failed, to burn one of the washrooms. Anyone with knowledge about the incident is asked to contact the RCMP.

August 16

•An overly amorous drunk was picked up from an Elm Street residence and held in police cells until sober.

•A Northwest Boulevard resident was flushed with excitement when he found a good used toilet apparently put out for garbage pickup. He took the commode to use in a renovation, only to learn later that it had not been intended for the scrap heap. The toilet was returned and an apology was made.

•Migrant workers camping on a Connel Road property were reported to be creating noise. The property owner volunteered to look after the problem.

•An alleged breach of a no-contact order was reported by a resident of Second Avenue South.

August 17

•A OneTouch Ultra Mini blood glucose meter was lost on Seventh Avenue North. It is green and pen-shaped.

•A 911 cellphone caller from the Dodge Creek area refused to provide a name and address to police.

•A person who was reported to be driving without a licence was located, though not while driving. He was given a lecture about the possible ramifications of such action.

•When police responded to a report from the Kootenay Lake ferry that a male passenger said he had just killed someone, they found him to be mentally ill and that no deaths had occurred.

August 18

•A collision occurred on Highway 3 25 kilometres east of Creston when a driver attempted to pass a vehicle that was slowing to make a left turn. That driver was issued a ticket for passing while unsafe. No injuries were reported.

August 19

•When police found marijuana plants growing in the backyard of an Erickson Road residence they were told by the resident that she grows marijuana to use for arthritis pain. She has no permit to do so, however, and the plants were destroyed.

•Police received a complaint that three youths were riding in a pickup truck box on Riverview Road.

•A French passport, driver’s licence and camera bag were lost on 19th Avenue North.

August 20

•The driver of a vehicle stopped on Highway 3 was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and also to be driving under the influence of the drug. The marijuana was seized and the driver was not allowed to continue driving.

•A very intoxicated Westview Road resident dialled 911 instead of 411, drawing a visit from police.

•A person wanting his iPod back from a Highway 3 residence took a cellphone when the iPod wasn’t produced. Police mediated and the items were returned to their owners.

•The driver of a vehicle stopped for speeding on Highway 3 was found to have consumed alcohol. He failed a roadside screening test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

August 21

•The investigation of a complaint from a Hurry Road resident that her vehicle had been taken without permission determined the complaint was unfounded.

•When police investigated a report of a stolen purse they learned it had been left at a restaurant on the previous night by the intoxicated owner.

•Police were called to a Highway 3 residence when two parents got into a child custody dispute.

•Police were unable to locate a person who attempted to open the door of a Sixth Avenue residence.