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

Chase by Creston RCMP leads to arrest in U.S.

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  • Mar. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A lengthy chase and search by Creston RCMP was undertaken on March 5 when police were notified a female driver had failed to stop at the Kingsgate border crossing.

The suspect did not pull over for a vehicle check as directed, border officials told police. Instead, she fled the scene.

When the car was located by police in Lister, she failed to stop when the squad car’s sirens were employed. Police abandoned the chase out of safety concerns and she was soon after located not once, but twice, each time evading police at high speeds. Each time the chases were abandoned out of concern for possible pedestrians, animals and vehicles on or near the road.

The driver then was reported to have been arrested at the U.S. side of the Rykerts border crossing. She was taken into custody on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and driving while impaired by drugs.

A warrant is being sought for her arrest in Canada.

•In other news, Creston RCMP investigated the deaths of two males on March 3, both of which remain under investigation.

A 48-year-old male was found dead at his home on Indian Road. The death is being investigated by the coroner’s office but foul play is not suspected.

Later in the day, an officer initiated a patrol after a female resident near Yahk reported that her 56-year-old husband had not returned home from the gun range on the previous evening. The officer found a sheared-off power pole, which led him to a vehicle that belonged to the missing man.

He had been thrown from the vehicle on impact and was found nearby, having succumbed to injuries. An RCMP investigation continues.


Police Beat

Creston RCMP responded to 67 calls for service from March 2-8, clerk Chris Harland said on Monday.

March 2

•A break-in to a building on Cook Street appears to have been by a person in search of shelter. Damage to a door allowed an unknown person to enter but no theft was reported.

•An Elm Street resident complained of neighbours entering his property and routinely causing damage.

•A female resident of 15th Avenue South reported a break-in to the residence that occurred on Jan. 28.

•A dog injured in an attack by a pit bull near Burns park needed veterinarian care totaling $300. The bill has been given to the pit bull owner. The incident has been referred to the town bylaw department.

•Family members resolved a dispute over a possible theft on Connel Road before police arrived.

•A teen male was reported to have kicked a dog several times on 10th Avenue North.

•Police received a complaint of threats by a male from a male resident of Silvercrest Road.

March 3

•A female complained about a Facebook page requesting that nude photos be sent to the page’s creator. Facebook removed the page, which originated in the Philippines.

•A female reported being struck by a vehicle that ran up onto the sidewalk on 11th Avenue North. The male driver denied the accusation and police could find no video or physical evidence of contact.

•A black Nexus 5 cellphone was reportedly stolen at the high school.

•A driver complained that sand falling from a highways maintenance truck on Highway 3 nearly caused him to collide with another vehicle.

March 4

•Minor damage resulted when a parked vehicle pulled out onto Canyon Street and collided with a vehicle driving on the street.

•An unlicensed driver was caught on Cedar Street and ticketed. A friend was allowed to drive his vehicle away.

•Kingsgate border personnel turned over a quantity of seized drugs to be destroyed.

•No suspects or witness have been found after a hit and run in a Cook Street parking lot.

•An unlicensed driver on 16th Avenue South was ticketed.

•A wallet containing cash was found in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot was returned to the owner.

•Police are monitoring a white Ski-doo left unattended near Kidd Creek Road.

•Police are investigating a threat of arson made to a female resident of Meadow Creek Road.

•A report that a small vehicle crossed the centre line and nearly caused a collision on Beam Road at 36th Street is being investigated.

March 5

•A Cook Street resident reported that cash placed in a mail drop box was stolen.

•An abandoned and uninsured Chevrolet Cavalier was towed from Valleyview Road.

March 6

•An overdue traveller was located in Alberta and found to be OK.

•A male and female were arrested following an incident on Eighth Avenue South. The male faces charges of assault and the female was arrested for obstructing a police officer. She was intoxicated, so she was held in police cells and released when sober.

•A black Hummer was reported to be speeding on Huscroft Road every morning for the past year.

•A white Ford Explorer was reported to be speeding and failing to obey stop signs on Ash Street.

March 7

•A male resident of Canyon Street was arrested after it was determined he had broken court conditions not to consume alcohol.

•A male and female were arrested on 28th Street in Lister after they both sustained injuries in a domestic dispute.

•A roast was stolen from a freezer on the porch of a Birch Street residence.

•A Broiler King barbecue was found near Erickson Road.

•Following a single vehicle accident at the junction of highways 3 and 3A, two possibly impaired males were transported to hospital. The investigation continues.

March 8

•Police are investigating an alcohol purchase in Wynndel by a male whose probation conditions do not allow him to possess alcohol.

•A complaint about Facebook comments in being investigated.

•Three youths found skateboarding on the old Wynndel school roof were warned.

•The owner of a dog that bit a young female on Elsie Holmes Road has apologized.

•A black one-touch Alcatel cellphone was found on Highway 3 near Cranbrook and turned into the Creston police station.

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