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

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

Creston RCMP respond as icy roads lead to crashes

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  • Dec. 2, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP received 53 calls for service from Nov. 24-30, many of them motor vehicle crashes as a result of icy road conditions, Cpl. Monty Taylor said on Monday.

November 24

•Shots were reported in the vicinity of the gravel pit on Lloyd Road.

•A Highway 21 resident reported an adult male had rung up a $900 phone bill by calling 1-900 numbers.

•A female reported being harassed by a male coworker.

•In an effort to avoid an oncoming vehicle, a semi driver went off Highway 3/95 and into the ditch near Yahk.

•Police are investigating a complaint from Ninth Avenue South by a male who reports receiving harassing text messages from a female.

•A semi went off Canyon Street.

November 25

•No injuries were reported after a vehicle went off Highway 3 west off Kitchener.

•A male was taken to hospital with minor injuries after his vehicle went of Highway 3 near Kootenay Pass.

•A hit and run, possible by a truck, was reported in a Helen Street parking lot.

•A male who broke curfew conditions that are part of his probation faces new charges.

November 26

•A male reported receiving ongoing threats from another male.

•A female reported that a male visited her store and became angry when she wouldn’t lower prices on some items.

•A report about a historical sexual assault was received.

•A cougar sighting was reported on 24th Avenue at Crawford Street.

•A vehicle went into the ditch off Highway 3 near Kidd Creek. No injuries were reported.

•A concerned citizen reported a male cycling on Highway 3A near Armstrong Road in frigid weather.

•Another report of a vehicle going off Highway 3 near Kidd Creek was received.

November 27

•It is unknown as yet what was stolen during a break-in to a Kitchener residence.

•A pit bull was reported near the school grounds on Ninth Avenue North.

•A male was assaulted by another male on 10th Avenue North after an argument.

•An elderly female reported that her husband had not returned about eight hours after going grocery shopping. He returned a short time later, having gone to the U.S. to shop and having his car break down.

•An intoxicated male who was reported to be banging on doors and challenging people to a fight in the 11th Avenue North area was not located.

•A rockslide blocked part of Highway 3A.

November 28

•A male complained that he had loaned his Jeep to his stepdaughter, who had not returned it three days later.

•A male reported to be walking along Mallory Road with a bottle of whisky was not located.

•A landlord reported receiving threatening text messages from a former tenant.

•A driver reported to be operating a vehicle without a license on Canyon Street was located by police. She was found to be driving while prohibited. The vehicle was towed, she was issued a ticket and now faces a court appearance in February.

•Heavy rains caused a flood at Regina Street and Northwest Boulevard.

November 29

•A complaint was received about a Toyota Prius passing on a double solid line on a Highway 3A corner near Crawford Bay.

•An unruly patient at the hospital apologized for his behaviour when police arrived.

•A male in Yahk reported being assaulted in his sleep by his partner.

•A female driver was taken to hospital for treatment after her vehicle went off Riondel Road.

•An intoxicated female visitor at the hospital was arrested and held in police cells until sober.