Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Creston RCMP Report: 61 calls for assistance from Jan. 18 to 25

On Jan. 24, police were called to the Kingsgate port of entry after an American driver was suspected of being impaired after crashing his truck into a cement barrier.

Creston RCMP said that they received 61 calls for assistance from Jan. 18 to 25.

Jan. 18

  • Report of an online scam on Kijiji regarding the sale of a vehicle.
  • Report of a suspicious vehicle dumping garbage near Creston.
  • Report of aggressive dogs in Erickson.
  • A call of two intoxicated people walking on the road in front of vehicles in Lister resulted in the two spending a night in police cells.

Jan. 19

  • Intervened in a civil dispute over the ownership of a dog.
  • Attended to a family dispute to keep the peace while a child was leaving the residence to live elsewhere.

Jan. 20

  • Report of an assault in which one person threw coffee at another.
  • Report of threats during an online sale dispute.

Jan. 21

  • Report of a person breaching no-contact conditions after sending texts.
  • Report of an online rental scam regarding the rental of a home in Creston that was not for rent.

Jan. 22

  • Report of animal cruelty after a person was observed punching a dog.
  • Called regarding a family dispute over property. The caller was advised to seek civil counsel.
  • Report of multiple gunshots heard near Creston.

Jan. 23

  • Police were called to assist a resident who left a pot of potatoes boiling on the stove after leaving town. A friend was contacted to attend the residence to turn off the stove
  • A report of overdue/missing travellers turned out to be a pair who got stuck on a forest service road. The pair made it home unharmed later.

Jan. 24

  • Police attended to a complaint of a possible break and enter to a residence in Creston. It appeared as if the door handle and lock were in poor shape due to age, resulting in it appearing to be damaged.
  • Report of shots heard near a residence in Erickson.
  • Police were called to the Kingsgate port of entry after an American driver was suspected of being impaired after crashing his truck into a cement barrier. The driver refused to provide a breath sample to police, and was subsequently charged with a number of offences before being returned to the US.

— Information courtesy of Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie of the Creston RCMP

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