Creston RCMP receive over 70 calls during past week

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  • Oct. 10, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 73 calls for service from Sept. 26-Oct. 2, Cpl. Charlotte Joa said on Oct. 3…

September 26

•When police were called to a 14th Avenue residence to investigate a report that a group of males was threatening a resident, there was no evidence that such an occurrence had taken place.

•A verbal warning was issued to a driver who was reported to have passed a vehicle on a double solid line in the 2000 block of Highway 3A a day earlier.

•When police conducted a well-being check on a local resident they found she had been transported to hospital for treatment.

•Conservation officers are investigating a possible deer poaching in the Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road area.

September 27

•When police attended a Valleyview Drive residence to recover a found bicycle they also received a report of marijuana plants growing in another location. Six dead marijuana plants were found and removed.

•Ten gallons of gas were stolen from a utilities truck on Ainsworth Avenue in Riondel.

•A small amount of money was stolen from a vehicle on 20th Avenue South overnight. Joa recommends that all unoccupied vehicles be kept locked at all times.

•Police received a report that three male youths were bullying another male youth at the bike park near Cedar Street.

September 28

•No damage resulted when a vehicle collided with a bear on Highway 3 about five to seven kilometres west of Creston.

September 29

•A backpack and contents owned by Edward Paterson, a 54-year-old visitor, were left at Sunset Motel. The owner can retrieve his possessions at the RCMP station.

•A motorcyclist whose bike was totalled when he left Highway 3A in the 13000 block said his rear wheel locked as he slowed for a turn. The driver suffered minor injuries.

•A female was bitten by a “German Shepherd-like” dog while walking her own dog near the Kootenay River ferry landing. She reported that the attacking dog’s owner refused to attempt to control the animal.

•A vehicle collided with a scooter at the intersection of Vancouver Street and Northwest Boulevard after the driver concluded the scooter driver was not going to enter the intersection. The female scooter driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No charges were laid.

September 30

•Police were unable to locate a male reported to be unconscious on Highway 21 near Simon Road. It was later learned the male was intoxicated and had fallen from his bicycle, but was not injured and managed to make his way home.

•No theft was reported after a shed on Ash Street was entered after a potential thief kicked in a gate to enter the yard.

•The owner of a black Jeep that was reported to have driven erratically in the 3000 block of Highway 21 was issued a warning. The complainant reported he had tailgated and followed her after she passed his vehicle.

•When police were stopped on Highway 3 on the flats they witnessed a vehicle approach, then do a U-turn to get away. The driver was stopped and found to be intoxicated. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The vehicle also bore an expired licence plate.

October 1

•A female required hospital treatment after she apparently jumped out of a truck in the 8400 block of Highway 3. When police and ambulance personnel arrived on the scene it was apparent that alcohol was a factor in the incident and the driver refused to submit to a roadside screening test. He was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The woman suffered a broken leg and other non-life threatening injuries.

•An intoxicated Riverview Road resident reported that $600 in cash had been stolen from his wallet.

•When police responded to a report of an injured coyote on Highway 3A, no coyote was located. The Road Runner issued a quick “beep-beep” and fled the scene.

•A resident of 44th Street drove through a puddle of what she thought was water, but later turned out to have been oil. She accuses a neighbor of putting the oil on the road.

October 2

•A female resident of Ibbitson Street reported that she had US$3,000, C$400, credit cards and a blank cheque stolen from her wallet while at a casino in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

•A 14-year-old boy from 26th Avenue North sustained burns from gas and required hospital treatment.

•A male, known to the cashier, shoplifted a bottle of vodka from a Canyon Street liquor store. The theft remains under investigation.