Creston RCMP catch shoplifter at Northwest Boulevard business

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  • May. 24, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 80 calls for service from May 14-20, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Tuesday. (The first part of the report can be found here.)

May 18

•A shoplifter caught at a Northwest Boulevard business has been referred to the community restorative justice program for first time offenders.

•Police mediated a dispute between neighbours on 16th Avenue North.

•A 68-year-old male resident of Erickson Road died suddenly, apparently of natural causes.

•A Highway 3A resident complained about a furnace cleaning company soliciting business in the area. A police investigation revealed that the company is legitimate, but without a licence to do business here.

•Police are working to locate the owner of a vehicle left in the rec centre parking lot.

•No theft has been noted after a break and entry to a garage on Highway 3A.

May 19

•The reaction by two males seen by patrolling police to be drinking alcohol while walking along Northwest Boulevard resulted in different treatment for each. One ran off to avoid police, was arrested and held in cells overnight. The other co-operated politely and was given a ride to his motel.

•A decorative wooden windmill was smashed on Sixth Avenue North.

•A male driver who was stopped in a Canyon Street stop check blew a warn on an alcohol screening device and was issued a three-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded.

•An intoxicated male on Northwest Boulevard phoned police to report that his phone wasn’t working.

•The owner of an Alberta-registered diesel vehicle who was reported to be sitting in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot, gunning his engine and billowing smoke has been warned about his actions.

•An intoxicated male reported to be walking on the railway tracks near Erickson Road could not be located.

•A young male visitor who was reported to be causing problems at a Northwest Boulevard residence was removed from the home by his father.

•Police attended a Peterson Road residence on Blind Bay to assist Red Deer RCMP with an assault investigation.

•An aggressive intoxicated male on Birch Street was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

•A co-operative intoxicated male on Highway 21 was driven home and put in the care of his family.

May 20

•A male at a Simon Road residence reported he had been assaulted by a female, but then didn’t co-operate when police responded to his call. The investigation continues.

•An Evans Road resident who was cutting trees on his property at 7:30 a.m. was informed by the Regional District of Central Kootenay bylaw officer that such noise is prohibited at that hour.

•Minor damage resulted when a vehicle collided with a deer on Highway 3A.

•A canoe was found near Larch Road at Gray Creek on Highway 3A. The owner can claim the canoe by providing police with identifying information.

•A video camera was stolen from a barn on Sinclair Road.

•A 911 call from an Elm Street resident was found to have been made by a belligerent, intoxicated female who was not involved in an emergency.

•Police are working to contact the owner of a dog that attacked a dog being walked near the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.

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