The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

Creston cyclist seeking insurance information after collision with pickup

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  • Feb. 3, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Help! A cyclist who was in a collision with a newer model green North American-made pickup on Jan. 11 needs information.

He was riding his red bike with a trailer when the collision occurred on Highway 3 in Erickson, in the vicinity of Pick of the Crop fruit stand at about 3 p.m. The female driver stopped and gave the cyclist her name, but he was in shock from the injuries he sustained and does not recall the information she gave him. He was taken to hospital by ambulance with a broken clavicle.

The cyclist needs the driver’s name and information so that he can recover the costs of his bicycle damage through an insurance claim. Anyone with information can contact the RCMP at 250-428-9313 or call Lorne at 250-428-6486.


Police Beat

Creston RCMP responded to 57 calls from Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

January 26

•Police were unable to locate a “suspicious male” on Canyon Street near Prince Charles Secondary School.

•A donation jar was stolen from a Northwest Boulevard restaurant. Security cameras captured the thief’s image and police arrested a male a few days later.

•When police responded to a loud party complaint on 11th Avenue South, the male who answered the door of the party house was carrying a glass marijuana pipe. The pipe, another bong and a small quantity of marijuana were seized for destruction.

January 27

•Two vehicles went off Highway 3 on icy roads in separate incidents. No injuries were reported, despite the fact one vehicle went down a 30-foot embankment.

•Another vehicle went down a 100-foot bank on Highway 3 near Wright Road, but both occupants were uninjured.

•A male from Settlement Road who did not attend school was located by police at a friend’s house.

•A male was arrested on Birch Avenue after a domestic violence incident. He was later released with conditions.

•A complaint was received about a speeding school bus on Scott Street.

•A female reported losing an envelope with cash on Elm Street.

•Police assisted in traffic control at a residential fire on Canyon Street.

January 28

•Evidence of a small fire set beside Adam Robertson Elementary School was noted, but no date of the incident was determined.

•A female who was making harassing phone calls and Facebook posts to an Erickson Road resident agreed to stop when contacted by police.

January 29

•A semi driver sustained a foot injury when he was hit by a slow-driving car while checking his truck.

•A female youth reported to be missing from her Hurl Street home was located by police.

•A female was not injured when her vehicle hit black ice on Riverview Road and rolled onto its side.

•An erratic driver who passed a driver while speeding on Whimster Road was identified and has been sent a warning letter.

•A couple who purchased a home on Erickson Road from a bank were surprised when they went to move in and found it still occupied. Police advised this was a civil matter between the buyers and the bank.

January 30

•A dispute in the community complex steam room was determined not to have included an assault.

•Police spotted the thief of the donation box from earlier in the week on Canyon Street. He disappeared behind a building, where they found he had met up with a known drug dealer. The thief was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The dealer, who had $2,000 in cash and a quantity of cocaine in his hand at the time, was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

•Extensive damage to a vehicle was reported following a collision with a deer on Northwest Boulevard.

•An intoxicated male was arrested on Elm Street after he pushed in a patio door to enter a residence.

January 31

•Police received a report of a collision on 10th Avenue at Pine Street but no vehicles were around when they arrived on the scene.

•A male complained to police that another male had glared at him on Canyon Street.

•When police located a youth who took a parent’s vehicle without consent they found he had too many passengers for his driver’s licence designation and he was issued a ticket.

February 1

•An intoxicated male who passed out on Canyon Street was taken home and put in the care of his spouse.

•Police attended a house fire on Hearst Road in Riondel. The house was unoccupied.

•An abandoned 1981 Chevrolet bearing the wrong plates was towed from Goat River Road North.

•Police conducted a well-being check on a 22-year-old female and found she was OK.

•When police responded to a 911 call on 28th Street they learned that a female had smashed a house window with a whiskey bottle but the owner did not want charges laid.