Credit card fraud, unsafe drivers among calls for Creston RCMP

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  • Mar. 9, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 63 calls for service from Feb. 29-March 6, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

February 29

•The week began with a report from Dogwood Street about a credit card used fraudulently to purchase services.

•Police were asked to locate and return a person to Rykerts border crossing.

•A break-in to a vehicle parked at the wildlife centre resulted in the theft of items including a purse, hearing aids and medication, with a total estimated value of $9,000.

•A small chainsaw was found in the middle of Erickson Road and turned in to the police station.

March 1

•A person with a warrant for arrest under the Fisheries Act was stopped at Rykerts border crossing. He was arrested and later released with a scheduled court date.

•An unsafe driver was reported in a Cook Street parking lot.

•Three dogs at large charged a pedestrian in Wynndel. The investigation continues.

•A driver passed a stopped school bus in front of Adam Robertson Elementary School on Ninth Avenue North.

•Police conducted a well-being check on Beam Road.

•A solar light was stolen from a yard in the 800 block of Scott Street. Thieves placed a Town of Creston sign in its stead.

•A vehicle went off the road and into a snow bank in the 3600 block of Highway 3.

•Police were called to a Goat River Road South residence to investigate the source of banging on a door. They found no footprints in the yard.

March 2

•A minor crash was reported in a 19th Avenue North parking lot.

•A vehicle was left parked in the intersection at 10th Avenue and Cedar Street.

•A resident reported his credit card number was used by someone to purchase a cellphone and usage plan.

•A person living in his car was reported to be staying overnight in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot.

March 3

•A 27th Avenue North resident reported receiving a curious package in the mail that included a diary and newspaper clippings dating back to 1890 and 1924. Police are investigating.

•A 12th Avenue North resident reported a computer message instructing a payment be made or the data would be encrypted.

•A wallet apparently owned by a Regina resident was dropped into a mailbox in Yahk. The owner is being traced.

•When police located a vehicle reported to be in the control of a driver possibly using a cellphone as he swerved across the centre line on Highway 21 he denied the accusation.

•When police checked on an Elm Street resident who had called for an ambulance, they found the call was made because there was an unwanted guest in the house. He was gone when police arrived.

•A couple reported to be engaged in a loud argument in Kingsgate refused to co-operate with responding police.

March 4

•A vehicle hit a slippery section on Highway 3 west of Creston, crossing the oncoming lane and landing in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

•A resident in the 3000 block of Erickson Road reported getting a response to an ad in the Fun Pape, with the caller asking for personal information.

•A possibly impaired driver reported on 11th Avenue South at Erickson Road was not located.

•Threats were reported in the 700 block of Highway 3 in an ongoing dispute between neighbours.

•Hammond said charges are pending following an RCMP investigation into a sexual assault complaint.

•A resident attended the police station to report a possible rental scam involving a Kelowna property.

•A person complained about being accosted in a parking lot by a business employee demanding payment of an outstanding bill.

•A semi struck a utility pole at Canyon Street and 16th Avenue North while making a turn.

•Police conducted a well-being check on 35th Avenue North.

•A driver reported nearly being struck by a vehicle on 11th Avenue North near Canyon Street. He followed the vehicle briefly, and reported the driver ran a stop sign and sped away.

•No charges were laid following a fight on 11th Avenue South between two males.

March 5

•An Elm Street resident reported people banging on a house door at night.

•An intoxicated person in a Mallory Place residence placed an unnecessary 911 call.

•Youths riding on “the bunker” foundation on Northwest Boulevard were warned of the danger.

•A westbound vehicle on Highway 3 reported to be in control of a possibly impaired driver led to police alerting other RCMP detachments to the west.

March 6

•A person caring for three dogs running loose on Wellspring Road was warned. The dogs harassed a horse.

•Harassing text messages reported by a 38th Avenue resident were determined to be part of an ongoing dispute.

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