Creston police issuing fire ban tickets

Creston police had another week of dealing with people who lit fires in spite of the ban.

BY LORNE ECKERSLEY

Advance staff

Creston police had another week of dealing with people who lit fires in spite of the ban, issuing three tickets for $1,150 each.

In other police news, RCMP members responded to 107 calls for service from July 18-24, spokesperson Chris Harland said on Tuesday.

July 18

• A vehicle reported to have run the border at Kingsgate didn’t run far. The driver stopped at the secondary inspection area a few metres away from the border.

• Police delivered news of a next of kin death to a Gray Creek residence.

• A group of males reportedly confronted a male driving a tractor in Lister. Police are investigating.

• A complaint about dogs running loose was received from Wynndel.

• A Creston woman reported her granddaughter took a credit card without authorization and used it to make purchases.

• A traffic complaint said that a driver had tailgated and almost rear-ended a vehicle, then gave the driver ahead the finger.

• A semi being driven erratically on Highway 3 near Yahk was dealt with when the vehicle pulled into the weigh scales.

• A female reported finding a bedroom window slightly ajar and a knife outside on the deck nearby. Police found no evidence of a break-in.

July 19

• A vehicle went off Lower Wynndel Road and rolled into the ditch. The female driver was taken to hospital and the vehicle is a write-off. Drugs or alcohol were not factors.

• A Lister resident reported finding a bullet hole in a window, but police could not determine the source of the shot.

• A cow reported in the 1600 block of Highway 3 was not located by police.

• Police stood by at a Creston residence to keep the peace while a male retrieved personal belongings.

• A dog bit another dog at the provincial campground in Yahk.

• An erratic driver reported in Creston was not found by police.

• An Erickson resident reported that tobacco was missing from her house. No suspects have been identified.

• Police received a complaint about a slow moving mo-ped impeding traffic on Highway 3 at the Kootenay River Bridge.

• A female in Canyon reported being harassed by her ex-husband.

• Setting a fire on his Osborne Road property earned the Lister resident a ticket.

• Canyon-Lister Fire Department personnel conducted a check of a camping area near the Goat River, but no open fires were noted.

July 20

• An anonymous complaint did not give police enough information to pursue a case of throwing a cigarette out a car window.

• Ammunition was turned over to police for destruction.

• A report of an arcing power line near Crawford Bay was referred to Fortis.

• An abandoned vehicle was reported on Thompson Mountain forest service road.

• Police found nothing when responding to a report of vehicles racing on 8th Avenue South.

• Minor damage resulted from a collision in a Canyon Street parking lot.

• A female pedestrian reported nearly being struck by a white pickup while she was in the crosswalk at 11th Avenue South at Cook Street.

• A driver reported being run off Nick’s Island Road by a green pickup.

July 21

• During a check of campers near the Canyon-Lister Bridge fire department officials found a smoldering campfire but could not determine who lit it.

• An open fire in Wynndel netted the property owner a ticket.

• Police did not locate a possibly impaired driver reported in Yahk.

• A vehicle struck a shopping cart hut in a Cook Street parking lot and left the scene. Police are investigating.

• A Wynndel resident reported hearing two gunshots but police did not locate a source.

• Police are investigating an assault reported on Highway 21.

July 22

• A vehicle was reported stolen but the owner called back later to report finding it, having forgotten where it was parked.

• The driver of a vehicle reported to be moving erratically on Highway 3 was located. He was not impaired.

• A report was received about an assault in Creston.

• A disturbance was reported at Millennium Park.

• Police are investigating a crash on 11th Avenue North after a vehicle reportedly drove backwards at a high rate of speed before hitting a pickup truck.

• Damage to a bush shelter in the same area was reported.

July 23

• Five intoxicated males in a Crawford Bay campground drew a complaint to police.

• After reporting he was threatened with death a Lister male is not co-operating with an investigation.

• A Canyon male reported being threatened with extortion. He was told by an undetermined source to pay $300 or a video including him would be posted on the Internet.

• Two reports of child abuse at a Canyon Street business are being investigated.

• A white truck rear-ended a vehicle in Erickson, sending one person to the hospital. A police investigation is underway.

• A Boswell resident reported a fence was hit by a vehicle.

July 24

• Police received a report that a male motorcycle driver had crashed and broken his leg on Gray Creek Pass. He was apparently picked up by a passerby and his whereabouts has not been determined.

• The owner who left a dog in a hot vehicle in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot was warned.

• Two intoxicated males in their 70s were reported to be arguing on Canyon Street. One was located and escorted home for his safety.

• A driver pulling a travel trailer reported an oncoming vehicle in Boswell crossed the centre line and sideswiped the trailer, causing minor damage.

• A 56-year-old male died suddenly in his 25th Avenue South home of apparent natural causes.

• Setting a fire on his Kittyhawk Road property in Kitchener earned the resident an expensive ticket.

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