Calls for Creston RCMP include erratic driving and domestic dispute

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  • Apr. 11, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 68 calls from March 30-April 5, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Thursday.

March 30

•An elderly male reported to be causing a disturbance at a Canyon Street business was gone when police arrived. A short time later he arrived at a relative’s residence on 36th Street and caused concern for his well-being. He was transported to hospital.

•An erratic driver on Highway 3/95, the subject of previous complaints, is being investigated.

•When police located an elderly female driver who drove into a parked car on Hurl Street and then left the scene, she told police she didn’t stop because she didn’t know whose car she had hit. She was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention and the incident will trigger a review of her driver’s licence.

•A hospital patient who was being released called 911 to ask for a ride home. The request was denied.

March 31

•When police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Hillside Street they found a female with a bloody face and a male with scratches in several places. The male was arrested and held in cells, then later released with a no-contact order.

•Police were asked to locate a hospital patient who had left. When located the next day, she didn’t remember leaving.

•A female who was at a store on Northwest Boulevard, unable to make purchases because she had no money, was referred to the Creston Ministerial Association.

•A business owner has been notified about complaints of gravel trucks hauling unsecured loads on Wynndel Road.

•A male was reported to be sleeping in an ATM lobby.

April 1

•The male from the previous day was reported to be sleeping in a different ATM lobby. He was later the subject of a complaint from a Helen Street business when he refused to leave on request.

•A requested well-being check on Topaz Creek Forest Service Road revealed the residents were OK.

•When police responded to an emergency report on Porthill Road through the OnStar system the learned the vehicle owner pressed the button in his vehicle by mistake.

•A verbal dispute occurred when a Bossio Road resident, angered at the speed of a blue Dodge 1500 passing by on the dead end road, blocked the driver’s return access.

•In an ongoing neighbours’ dispute on Erickson Road, a resident accused his neighbour of breaking a window. The accusation was denied.

•A report of a pit bull biting a pedestrian on Vancouver Street was referred to the town bylaw department. There have been previous complaints about the dog.

•Two males driving a rental car paid for meals at a Highway 3 restaurant with a $100 bill, then reached into the till and took the money back. They stole a toy monkey and left the premises. Police located the males and seized a small amount of marijuana. When the males agreed to give up the $100 bill and monkey, the restaurant owner said he did not want to pursue criminal charges against them.

•After receiving a report of a possibly impaired driver of a Ford F-150 pickup on Dogwood Street, police located the vehicle. The driver failed a breath test and his license was suspended for 90 days. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

•A dispute on Seventh Avenue South over an estate led to an accusation of assault from a female.

•An assault complaint arose from a dispute between males over money on Cook Street.

April 2

•Police received a complaint from Settlement Road about two dogs running loose and chasing vehicles.

•The males who stole the money and monkey were reported by an 11th Avenue business to have stolen back the money they used to pay to purchase an item.

•A report of an open group mailbox was referred to Canada Post.

•A warning letter has been sent to the owner of an Alberta vehicle from which litter was tossed on Canyon-Lister Road.

•Responding to a report that youths had entered a vacant residence on Cook Street, police found the house secure with no sign of entry.

April 3

•A male on Highway 3 reported getting a threatening call from a female who was demanding repayment of a debt.

•A mother requested a restraining order against her son’s girlfriend, because he had developed a bad attitude as a result of her influence.

•An intoxicated male on Eighth Avenue South was reported to be trying start a fight with a neighbour. He was located inside his house and warned. Later, he was reported to be yelling at a female in a nearby park.

•An Elm Street resident reported the theft of a silver HP laptop with a 15-inch screen, and some medication.

•A prohibited driver was found driving a moped on Seventh Avenue North, under the belief that he doesn’t need a licence or insurance for the small vehicle. ICBC disagrees.

•An intoxicated male on Eighth Avenue South was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

•A couple on Simmons Road who were visiting from Calgary got into a verbal altercation and the male was arrested for being intoxicated.

•An elderly male acting aggressively on 35th Avenue North was taken to hospital for treatment.

April 4

•A female driver rolled her vehicle on Kootenay River Road near the ferry landing. She was not injured.

•The driver was not injured when a vehicle collided with a power pole on Highway 3A.

•Two occupants sustained minor injuries when a vehicle went off Highway 3 at Curzon Junction near Yahk. Road conditions were slippery at the time.

•Police concluded that residents target shooting near Lepitzki Road were doing so in a safe manner.

April 5

•A door was smashed at a Canyon Street business but no entry was made.

•A male was struck with a beer glass at a local pub, sustaining injuries to his face. A suspect was arrested the next day, and later released with a no-contact order.

•A 21-year-old female who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident left the hospital before she could be properly treated. Police found her hiding in a culvert through which water was running. She had a sprained wrist and was hypothermic. She was returned to the hospital.