Creston RCMP catch teens walking across Canada-U.S. border

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  • Apr. 11, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP received 66 calls for service from April 2-8, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan reported on Tuesday. (The first part of this week’s report can be found here.)

April 5

•Two male subjects, aged 13 and 14, were caught illegally crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada near Huscroft Road and were turned over to their parents.

•Minor damage occurred when a southbound Jeep hit a northbound tractor-trailer as both were turning from Highway 21 onto Erickson Road. The Jeep’s driver slowed down, but the vehicle slid on gravel into the semi.

•RCMP responded to a residence on Seventh Avenue South, where 72-year-old Albert Michalsky appeared to have died of natural causes.

•A missing rear licence plate was reported on 48th Street.

•Video from a business shows three youth hanging out in the area around the time phone lines were damaged on 16th Avenue.

•A male subject was reportedly drinking in a vehicle on Cavell Street, but he left the area before police arrived.

•A group of subjects having a party and a bonfire on Pitt Road in Lister agreed to leave the area when asked.

April 6

•An automobile reportedly being taken without consent from Kootenay River Road turned out to be a misunderstanding.

•A person missing from Helen Street used the excuse of being lodged in police cells while sobering up. The RCMP had not, in fact, been in contact with the individual.

•Over 100 vehicles were inspected at a checkstop on Erickson Road, resulting in one warning ticket given for a seatbelt infraction and a violation ticket for a new driver. A similar checkstop on Railway Boulevard reported no violations in over 100 vehilces.

•An intoxicated young offender was picked up near Extra Foods, and transported to the hospital for dehydration.

April 7

•An adult male was arrested at an Eighth Avenue South residence where he was causing a disturbance, and held in cells until he was sober.

•An Elsie Holmes Road resident complained that branches fell on his property while the neighbour was cutting down trees.

•The registered owner of a vehicle being driven erratically on Newman Street in Kitchener was given a verbal warning.

•An abandoned vehicle was found on private property on Canyon Street. It had no plates, so the owner was told to have it towed

•RCMP are continuing patrols on 40th Street, where there is an ongoing issue with stunting vehicles, evidenced by skid marks on the street.

April 8

•Police responded to a female concerned for her safety on Blackmore Road.

•RCMP assisted Canada Border Services Agency officers at Rykerts when a subject attempted to bring in an item not authorized for use in Canada.

•The male driver of a vehicle found on Canyon-Lister Road with significant damage may be charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He blew two samples at the RCMP detachment and both were over the legal limit.

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