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Creston RCMP calls include glaring, egging, strange phone call

A strange call to a Sixth Avenue South residence was traced to a caller in the U.S., who said he was playing a prank...
The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

Creston RCMP responded to 60 calls for service from April 29-May 5, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

April 29

•Police traced a 911 call to a Riondel address, where the owner said he hadn’t dialed the number.

•A female walking on Boder Road reported being charged by a Rottweiler dog, which returned to its yard when the owner called it.

•A strange call to a Sixth Avenue South residence was traced to a caller in the U.S., who said he was playing a prank on a friend, but must have dialed the wrong number.

•Police were called to Aldrich Road to assist emergency health services with a patient in diabetic shock.

•After accusing Rykerts border crossing personnel of theft, the “stolen” money was found in the accuser’s pocket.

•Police assisted the hospital in locating a patient.

April 30

•A report of an erratic eastbound green van near Yahk was forwarded to the Cranbrook RCMP.

•An apparently stoned male was reported at Walkers Landing near Riondel. Police could not locate him, but the next day a backpack was found in the same area and police are attempting to trace it to the owner.

•A complaint of an erratic driver on 26th Avenue North is being investigated.

•A vehicle had three tires slashed on Kitchener Road.

•Minor damage was reported when a vehicle backed into another in a Canyon Street parking lot.

•A pink iPhone was lost on Ninth Avenue near a pub.

•A driver required hospital treatment after his vehicle went off Highway 3A and rolled into the ditch.

May 1

•Minor damage was reported after a truck taking a wide turn on Cook Street collided with an oncoming vehicle.

•A dispute involving text messages between a landlord and tenant was reported on Vancouver Street.

•Lorne Palmer was arrested after allegedly uttering threats against a male and was released on a promise to appear in court.

•Police are investigating a shoplifting incident at a Cook Street store, where the suspect fled in a small grey Alberta vehicle, the owner of which has an outstanding arrest warrant for theft under $5,000.

•A mother complained that her 50-year-old son, who is trying to quit drinking, keeps getting calls from “friends” inviting him go out drinking.

May 2

•Police were called about a neighbours’ dispute on Fourth Avenue South.

•A vehicle collided with a deer on Goat River Road.

May 3

•A half-dozen cows were reported loose on Highway 3 at Ryan’s Station Road near Yahk.

•Residents of an Eighth Avenue house complained about unwanted glaring from a female.

•A motorcycle driver needed hospital treatment after colliding with a deer on Highway 3A north of Kuskanook.

•Police are investigating a complaint about a male carrying a pellet gun while walking on Canyon Street.

•A female suspected of shoplifting from a Cook Street store was found by police but she had no stolen items with her. She was intoxicated, however, and was arrested and held in cells until sober.

•Police were again called to Aldrich Road to assist with a patient in diabetic shock who becomes violent when not using his medication.

•A 41-year-old male driver who was stopped on Helen Street failed two roadside alcohol screening tests and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

•Patrolling officers noted a group of people in the gazebo near Millennium Park at night. A 60-ounce bottle of vodka was found nearby but the owner could not be determined. It was emptied onto the ground.

•A house on Regina Street was egged from a vehicle. The culprit was located by police and issued a traffic violation ticket. A house on 14th Avenue was also egged by the same person, who admitted to the mischief.

•An erratic driver on Canyon Street nearly hit another vehicle.

May 4

•One person was taken to hospital for treatment after a vehicle backed into another on 15th Avenue North.

•An intoxicated 24-year-old male was arrested at Millennium Park and held in police cells until sober. He was issued a ticket for consuming liquor in a public place.

May 5

•Provincial authorities were called in when a youth was found in the care of an “unsuitable” babysitter.

•Police are investigating the sudden death of a male in his home on Highway 3A.