Creston RCMP calls include car accidents as winter weather begins

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  • Dec. 4, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 56 calls for service from Nov. 25-Dec. 1, Cpl. Monty Taylor said on Monday.

November 25

•A 73-year-old female died suddenly of natural causes in her Eighth Avenue South home.

•A male and female who were having a yelling match outdoors near 11th Avenue South and Cedar Street were warned about their behavior.

•A Mountain Shores Road resident reported a vehicle was being driven with an expired licence plate.

•A well-being check on an elderly female on Shaw Road indicated she was OK.

•Investigating police determined a report of a male entering the home of an elderly female was an indication of her dementia. She was the subject of two more reports to police during the week and family members informed police they are working to find her an appropriate home.

•No one was injured when a vehicle collided with an elk on Highway 3 east of Creston. The driver of another vehicle that collided with an elk in the 9400 block of Highway 3/95 the next day wasn’t so lucky, needing hospital treatment for shoulder and neck injuries.

November 26

•A requested well-being check at a Simon Road residence resulted in a child being apprehended.

•A female reported colliding with a deer on April 30 on Highway 3 near Goatfell. She was informed incidents should be reported immediately afterward, and not six months later.

•A female called from 20th Avenue South to report that she was trapped in her vehicle by a neighbour’s aggressive German shepherd.

•A mother reported from Hilton Place that her daughter had taken a vehicle without her consent. The daughter later dropped the vehicle off at the police station.

November 27

•A minor train derailment in Kitchener caused little damage. The cars were filled with non-hazardous pulp material and no spill resulted.

•A warrant was issued for a 41-year-old Creston male who failed to appear in court.

•A 74-year-old female died of natural causes in her home in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue South.

•Police were advised that a male inmate of the Matsqui penitentiary was on a supervised release to attend a local funeral.

November 28

•A vehicle went off Highway 3 in icy road conditions near Kootenay Pass and into water, but no injuries were reported.

•A vehicle left for two days near Channel Road in Wynndel turned out to be that of a duck hunter.

•A female Yahk resident reported that she has been a victim of identity theft involving credit cards and identification.

•Police were unable to locate youths reported to be playing on the railroad tracks near Cedar Street.

•The Town of Creston complained that a vehicle was parked on the wrong side of a road, but that the bylaw enforcement officer was not on duty. It was also reported that this is a regular occurrence. Police referred the complaint back to the town bylaw enforcement department.

•Police are investigating a report that males in a Toyota Corolla appeared to be playing with a handgun.

•Yet another in a series of complaints in an ongoing neighbours’ dispute on Erickson Road was received.

•Police did not locate a male with a baseball bat reported to be chasing a vehicle near Seventh Avenue South and Birch Street.

November 29

•A female complained that her brother was relocating to Creston and that he might harass their parents. Police had no information to substantiate the concern.

•A male flagged down police on Cook Street to report that two males were damaging a parked Bobcat in a parking lot. One was apprehended immediately and the male chased down the other one. The 28-year-olds, one from Creston and the other from Cranbrook, were arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court.

•A Yahk male reported to be threatening someone with a rifle was arrested and the firearm was seized. The investigation continues.

•Police are investigating a complaint by a female that her vehicle was damaged on Northwest Boulevard by her ex-boyfriend.

•Under investigation is a report that a male entered an Erickson Road residence and stole cash. He was described as being 30-40 years old and driving a quarter-ton pickup.

•A 2011 Ford F150 pickup caught on fire when the driver turned onto Highway 3 from the Kidd Creek Forest Service Road. The cause of the fire is unknown.

December 1

•No injuries were reported when a vehicle left an icy Cedar Street and rolled over into a ditch after failing to negotiate a turn.

•A Canyon resident turned a firearm in for destruction.

•Two males who were reported to be fighting in a Cook Street parking lot were gone when police arrived.

•A 93-year-old male reported that money had been stolen from his Erickson Road residence. An attending police officer was able to help him find the cash, which he had misplaced.

•A semi and two other vehicles went off a bend on Highway 3 near Irishman Creek in icy road conditions.