Creston RCMP arrest two females in connection with U-Haul theft

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  • Dec. 16, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP didn’t get their man on Dec. 10, but they made a couple of arrests.

Two females from Surrey and Langley were taken into custody following an investigation of a stolen U-Haul moving van in Riondel, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

“Our members located the vehicle, as well as small quantities of cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, MDMA and marijuana,” he said. “They also were in possession of an imitation firearm and soft body armour.”

Police also located a quad reported stolen from Highway 3A last week on the site.


Police Beat

Gollan said Creston RCMP responded to 49 calls from Dec. 8-14.

December 8

•Three nine-inch Polaroid tablets were stolen during a break and entry to a Canyon Street business.

•A rock or BB gun was used to break windows at a business on 16th Avenue North. No entry was gained.

•A 2010 grey Acer laptop computer was reported stolen from an Elm Street residence.

December 9

•A large rock tumbled onto Highway 3 near Kootenay Pass.

•A large chunk of ice fell onto Highway 3 near West Creston Road.

•A Samsung cellphone found on Cook Street can be claimed at the police station by the person who knows its passcode.

•Police attended a residence near Centennial Park to keep the peace.

•No injuries were reported in a collision on Northwest Boulevard when a left-turning vehicle collided with an oncoming car. The driver was charged with making an improper left turn.

•A two-car collision on 33rd Avenue South resulted in only minor damage.

•Police assisted Kingsgate border personnel in the destruction of seized drugs.

December 10

•Police ask readers to be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell Hankook 215/50R17 winter tires. They were stolen during a break-in to a storage building at a business on Northwest Boulevard.

•A driver is getting a warning letter in the mail after it was reported that he parked briefly in a handicapped spot on Northwest Boulevard.

•An elderly male reported missing from his Ash Street residence returned home OK.

December 11

•In an ongoing dispute on Erickson Road, a female objected to a neighbour digging a ditch to divert water runoff beside her driveway and reported he made a lewd gesture when she confronted him.

•A 14-year-old who didn’t come home from school on the bus was located at a friend’s house.

•The owner of a dark-coloured Ford pickup who backed into a vehicle in the A&W parking lot and then drove away is asked to make a report at the police station.

•An abandoned vehicle blocking access to a highways maintenance yard on Kootenay Pass was found to have been stolen in Trail.

•Police assisted Sparwood RCMP by delivering a subpoena on Ninth Avenue South.

•A grandmother was injured during a fight between two grandsons on Highway 21 South.

•A male driver stopped on Highway 3 was found to be wanted on a warrant from Castlegar. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

•Police are investigating the theft of signs from a pickup truck on Canyon Street.

December 13

•A male wearing a black hoodie and skull-decorated mask escaped from police in a foot chase after he was seeing exiting a store he broke into on Canyon Street. He dropped a backpack with stolen property and the investigation continues.

•A vacation residence on Yahk Settlement Road was broken into but no theft is apparent.

•Police received a complaint about a 1970s Chrysler or Buick speeding in an alley.

•A silver and gold Honda Ridgeline reported to be driving erratically on 19th Avenue North was not located.

•An intoxicated female was arrested after attempting to fight with her boyfriend on 19th Avenue North. She was held in police cells until sober after police confirmed that her babysitter could look after her four-year-old overnight.

December 14

•A well-being check on Corn Creek Road revealed the resident was OK.

•A complaint about loud music was made on 16th Avenue North.