The Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

The Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

Calls for Creston RCMP increase with summer’s arrival

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  • Jul. 16, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Summer is typically the busiest season for Creston RCMP and July 6-12 was proof, as the local detachment responded to 99 calls for service, Cpl. Gerry Sliworski said on Monday.

July 6

•Horses were reported to be running loose in the Bathie Road area of Wynndel. The owner was identified and informed.

•Police are investigating the theft of a CB radio valued at $1,000 from a vehicle parked on Hilton Road.

•A 1988 GMC pickup was reported stolen from Huscroft Road.

•Police were called about a domestic dispute in Erickson involving a couple whose marriage is breaking up.

•Police determined that the owner of a capsized boat near Boswell was aware of the situation.

•No injury resulted when a motorcyclist failed to negotiate a left turn on Canyon-Lister Road at Highway 3. The bike was totalled.

•A neighbours’ dispute about the location of a fence in Lister required police attention.

•A fallen tree was blocking traffic on Highway 3 in Boswell.

•Vehicles in a no parking zone near Canyon-Lister Road were the subject of a complaint.

•An aggressive dog was reported by a female who was walking on Scott Street.

July 7

•A speeding driver lost control of his vehicle on Goat River Road South, going into the ditch and damaging a fence. He was uninjured, but got a ticket for his efforts.

•Several post boxes were pried open in the post office on 10th Avenue North. No witnesses or suspects have been identified and it is unknown if any theft took place.

•A female resident on Canyon-Lister Road reported that a silver pickup pulled into her driveway and the male driver asked her to dance for him, saying he was lonely.

•A semi knocked down phone lines on Highway 3A.

•Two Ministry of Forests water pumps were stolen on Mission Road.

•Tires were reported slashed on Ash Street.

•A warning letter was sent to the owner of a vehicle reported to be driving too slowly on Highway 3 near Yahk.

July 8

•A threat to a male was reported on Hillside Street.

•An Alberta vehicle collided with a deer on Highway 3/95 near Kingsgate.

•Police were notified about a fraudulent use of a credit card used to buy airline tickets on the Internet.

•A dispute over a fence line on Canyon-Lister Road was reported.

•No injuries were reported after a vehicle lost control on a corner on Highway 11 South.

•More post boxes were damaged on Ramseier Road. No theft took place.

•Police are investigating a case in which an “older couple” from Alberta failed to stop at the Kingsgate border crossing.

•A male who agreed to purchase tires advertised on Kijiji drove to Salmon Arm and learned the price was higher than he had been told. He complained to police that he wanted compensation for his fruitless trip.

•An assault on Canyon Street was reported.

•A fire under the bridge on Canyon-Lister Road had gone out when police arrived.

July 9

•Horses were again reported to be running loose on Highway 3A.

•Police conducted a well-being check on a dog locked in a Northwest Boulevard apartment.

•A warning letter was sent to the owner of a motorcycle reported to be speeding on Highway 3 near Yahk.

•A vehicle was stolen while parked on Topaz Creek Forest Service Road. The keys were returned to the owner soon afterward.

•An Alberta driver was sent a warning letter for driving erratically on Highway 3.

•A van left unlocked with the keys in it was stolen from 19th Avenue North. The vehicle was recovered in Creston three days later.

•A civil dispute arose after a person was given a motorcycle, which he had repaired. The original owner then demanded the bike be returned.

•A vehicle was reported to be passing unsafely on Nick’s Island Road.

July 10

•A semi driver who was speeding and passing on a double solid line near Yahk has been sent a warning letter.

•The owner of a speeding vehicle on Highway 3/95 near Yahk was located and told police his son was driving at the time.

•A red Norco 21-speed bike was stolen from a Canyon Street carport.

•A cellphone was reported stolen on Erickson Road.

•Youths were reported to be driving a golf cart on Eastman Avenue in Riondel.

•Police are investigating a complaint about stolen cheques and a forged signature.

•Transient fruit pickers were found camping in the bunker on Northwest Boulevard when police responded to noise complaints.

July 11

•Police were unable to locate a possibly impaired driver on Highway 3 in Erickson.

•Harassing phone calls to a Devon Street residence were reported.

•When police arrived to investigate a complaint about mischief on the old Wynndel school they found two males suntanning on the roof. No damage was done.

•Police are investigating a report of a possibly impaired driver near Kootenay Pass on a forest service road.

•A possibly impaired driver on Canyon Street got home before police located him.

July 12

•A male driver stopped on Eighth Avenue South was found to be impaired. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

•A checkstop of 15 vehicles on Canyon Street resulted in police issuing one violation ticket and confiscating a small amount of marijuana from a driver.

•Police are investigating a report of erratic driving on Highway 3 by an elderly male.

•Two marijuana plants being grown by a youth in Wynndel were destroyed.

•The driver of a white Pontiac driving erratically on Canyon-Lister Road was given a verbal warning.

•A driver who crashed his vehicle in Yahk was found to be impaired and issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.