The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

Creston RCMP report pickup forced semi to collide with Yahk Bridge

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  • Jun. 30, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 74 calls for service from June 22-28, RCMP clerk Teresa Vandeberg said on Monday.

June 22

•Major damage resulted when a grey Ford Super Duty pickup truck driving in the wrong lane forced a semi to collide with the Yahk Bridge on Highway 3. The semi was hauling farm equipment, which sustained considerable damage. The offending driver stopped briefly and then fled the scene.

•Large flower planters valued at $500 were stolen from a Wynndel residence.

•A complaint about a speeding vehicle on Channel Road was received.

•A trespassing incident on railway tracks near Sirdar was reported.

•Mischief and slander complaints were made by a Kitchener resident.

•A dispute on Vancouver Street about pay for work was deemed a civil matter.

•A landlord-tenant dispute was reported on Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road.

•A family dispute was reported on 19th Avenue South.

•A report about illegal passing on Northwest Boulevard was made.

•A male driver who was stopped on Canyon Street was found to be intoxicated and issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 90 days.

•Charges are being recommended to Crown counsel after police stopped a male on Canyon Street and found him in possession of an assortment of what they believe to be controlled substances. The substances have been sent to a lab for testing.

•A male driver was given a ticket after he drove into building support posts on Rotacrest Hall.

June 23

•Youths were reported to be throwing rocks in Millennium Park, attempting to hit fish in the pond.

•A complaint was made about a person advertising handguns for sale on a local Facebook page. The practice is not illegal if the seller has a valid firearms licence and, presumably, the buyer does too.

•A litany of complaints was made to police about activity at a Hilton Place residence.

June 24

•A vehicle was set on fire in the yard at the aforementioned residence but residents would not co-operate with police.

•A speeding and erratic driver was reported on Highway 3A near the Kootenay Bay ferry landing.

•A driver backed into a parked vehicle on 10th Avenue North and then left the scene.

•A civil dispute regarding a customer refusing to pay for business services on Highway 3A was received.

•Neighbours in Canyon were embroiled in a dispute about a property line.

•When police attended Riverview Road to investigate a vehicle in the ditch, the driver was gone. Another person confronted officers, creating a disturbance as they attempted to investigate.

•A Hilton Place resident reported a prowler in the area.

June 25

•A motorcycle was reported to be damaging a newly resurfaced road in Riondel.

•Local officers assisted Lethbridge police in an investigation involving money lost from a briefcase.

•A female reported being bit by a large Rottweiler that was running at large on Reclamation Road.

•Charges are being recommended after a male broke into a Seventh Avenue North residence.

•A Fifth Avenue South resident complained about a neighbour watering his lawn and having a backyard fire.

•Youths reported to be lighting spray cans on fire in Centennial Park told police they were “having fun”.

•A driver reported to be driving erratically and throwing beer cans on Canyon Street was located by police, but no sign of alcohol or its use was noticed. The driver was ticketed for failing to produce a licence, though.

June 26

•No injuries resulted when a vehicle went off Highway 3A near Kootenay Bay, striking a tree and landing in the ditch.

June 27

•Charges of assault with a weapon are being recommended against a male following an incident on Seventh Avenue North. The suspect was held in custody pending a hearing.

•A warning was issued to a driver reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3A near Twin Bays.

•An abandoned vehicle was reported on Duck Lake Road.

•Charges are being recommended after four youths committed an assault in Millennium Park.

•Three handguns were turned over to police for destruction.

•A break-in to a Lyons Road residence resulted in the theft of a laptop computer. A male youth suspect will be dealt with through the Restorative Justice program.

•A verbal dispute was reported in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot.

•Possible drug activity was reported on 11th Avenue South.

•Charges are pending after a male used a hammer to commit an assault on Elm Street.

•An intoxicated male caused a disturbance on West Creston Road.

•A vehicle was reported to be doing burnouts on Canyon-Lister Road.

June 28

•Police conducted a well-being check on a female who was reported to have been intoxicated and lying on the road the previous evening. She was found to be OK.

•Two large black dogs were kept in a parked vehicle on Northwest Boulevard while the owner sat outdoors in the shade.

•A complaint was made about vehicles parking illegally on Osborne Road near 46th Street, apparently while the occupants made their way down to Goat River.

•A driver clocked at doing 178 km/h on Highway 3 near Kitchener was given a ticket and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

•Police are investigating an incident in which a vehicle went off Erickson Road near 20th Avenue South, striking two power poles and knocking lines down.