Canyon rescue, stolen motel items among week’s calls for Creston RCMP

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  • Jul. 20, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 98 calls for service from July 11-17, Sgt. Dave Nassichuk said on Tuesday.

July 11

•The reported theft of 18 picking ladders from an orchard was later determined to be a misunderstanding. No theft took place.

•An unlocked door was reported at a local church. No entry was noted.

•A Honda generator valued at $2,000 was stolen from a deck in the 1400 block of Erickson Road.

•A picnic table was smashed at the ferry landing picnic site.

•Two males reported to be walking into traffic on Highway 3 east of Creston were not located.

•Minor damage to a vehicle was reported from a hit and run at an unspecified location in Creston.

•A suspect attempting to break into a garage on McMurtry Road fled in a vehicle. No entry was gained.

•Charges are pending following a minor assault at a local motel.

July 12

•Police were unable to determine the source of reported smashing sounds.

•A suspicious male reported in the early morning in the 2400 block of Canyon Street was not located.

•People reported to be camping on private property in Erickson were gone when police arrived.

•A warning letter has been sent to the Alberta owner of a vehicle reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3 in Kitchener.

•A family dispute in Canyon was resolved with the help of police and no charges will be pursued.

July 13

•A dirt bike being driven dangerously was reported on 16th Avenue North.

•Two males and a female ran from a Highway 3A restaurant after eating their breakfast without paying.

•Ammunition was turned in to the police station for destruction.

•Police are investigating a complaint of unsafe driving on Highway 3 near 40th Avenue.

•Towels, a blanket, wine glasses and pillowcases were stolen from a local motel room. The costs will be applied to the guests’ credit card.

•Speeding vehicles were reported in Yahk.

•An intoxicated male who attempted to start a fight with a pub manager was arrested and held in police cells until sober. No charges are pending.

•A report of shots fired near Boswell was attributed the thunderstorm active at the time.

July 14

•When police investigated a report of fireworks being set off on Elsie Holmes Road in Wynndel, they found a male who was in breach of recognizance. Charges are pending.

•Items intended to puncture a tire were placed behind the rear wheel of a vehicle in the 1900 block of Elm Street.

•A vehicle was damaged by a key on 10th Avenue North.

•A pickup truck that was reported to have gone down a bank between the Highway 21 bridges was gone when police arrived.

•Police removed an unwanted guest from a residence on Majestic Road in Kingsgate.

July 15

•A person who reportedly uttered threats in Gray Creek was leaving the residence when police arrived. No charges are pending.

•Two 12-year-old girls reported to be hitchhiking on Valley-view Drive were not located.

•A female reported to be making harassing phone calls about a vehicle sale was warned. She agreed to desist.

•Police are investigating an incident in Kitchener in which a two-year-old boy was bitten by a neighbour’s dog.

•Police are increasing patrols following more complaints of speeding vehicles doing burnouts on Canyon-Lister Road.

•A 51-year-old male fell down a cliff near Canyon-Lister Bridge, coming to rest on a ledge. A two-hour rescue ensued and the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

•A domestic dispute at a Highway 3A hotel was determined to be verbal only.

July 16

•A dispute between family members over a horse was determined to be a civil issue.

•An intoxicated female on Simon Road was gone when police arrived.

•Police patrols were unable to locate dirt bikes and quads being driven on Goat River Road North.

•A female attempting to enter a locked storage cabinet at a Cook Street business fled when confronted. She was not located and no theft took place.

July 17

•Police were unable to identify the source of screams reported near Centre Road.

•A slow-driving vehicle on Highway 3 east of Creston was not located.

•The theft of $1,200 of garlic was reported from a Highway 21 South farm.

•An iPhone and charger were stolen from a camper’s tent in the 3000 block of Erickson Road.

•A wallet and cash were found in Centennial Park and turned in to the police station. The owner has been identified.

•A black SUV reported to be driving erratically on 38th Avenue in Erickson was not located.

•A 13-year-old female was assaulted by another female of the same age, who then stole her handbag and $25. The suspect was located and arrested and the investigation continues. The cash has been returned.

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