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

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

Creston RCMP respond to bogus bomb threat downtown

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  • Dec. 23, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 52 calls for service from Dec. 15-21, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Dec. 22.

December 15

•A company truck being driven erratically on Highway 3 has earned its driver a letter of warning being sent to his employer.

•No injuries resulted when a vehicle lost control on black ice near Summit Creek Bridge and crashed into a concrete barricade. The vehicle had to be towed.

•A male reported to be causing a disturbance at a Highway 3 business — not for the first time — was warned not to return to the location.

•A report came from Cory Road that some survey stakes had been moved.

•At the Highway 3A site where an ATV was stolen earlier in the month it was discovered that a leaf blower and chainsaw had also been stolen.

•A well-being check on some children at a Corn Creek Road residence revealed they were OK.

December 16

•A vehicle’s collision with a deer on Highway 3A near Destiny Bay did not cause injuries to the occupants.

•A Highway 3A resident brought a gun in for police to destroy.

•In Riondel, at a site where two women were recently arrested for thefts and drug possession, investigators discovered a three-kilogram package of dried marijuana.

•Police are investigating a complaint about a blue car being driven at a high rate of speed and tailgating on 44th Street. The driver was an elderly male.

December 17

•A hit and run of a parked vehicle on Elm Street was reported.

•Police attended to keep the peace on Hood Road when a renter returned to remove some of his possessions.

•A male was charged following a domestic violence incident on 22nd Avenue North. He was released with a no-contact order.

December 18

•Police assisted Fort St. John RCMP in executing a search warrant.

•A Canyon Street pub was evacuated after a bomb threat was received by telephone. A service station received a similar threat. Police later determined that similar threats had been made to businesses all across Canada from a U.S. caller. No evidence of bombs was found.

•An Erickson Road resident has been the victim of ongoing pranks, including knocking on a door and turning on a garden hose, since July.

•Police are assisting with a student causing problems at Prince Charles Secondary School.

•An Elm Street residence was the site of a theft of two motorized decorated deer from the front yard.

December 19

•A driver was seriously injured near a pullout on Highway 3 when he lost control on the icy road and collided with a snowplow. He was taken to a hospital by air ambulance.

•A shoplifter caught at a Northwest Boulevard business was arrested and released with conditions, including not to return to the business. He has previous shoplifting convictions.

•A vehicle went off Highway 3A near Twin Bays and the driver was taken to hospital for evaluation before being released. The vehicle sustained extensive damage.

•A dispute on Northwest Boulevard about a vehicle repair bill was deemed to be a civil matter.

•A report of gunshots was received from the Lloyd Road area.

•Police making a well-being check on a Canyon Street resident discovered he was extremely intoxicated. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

December 20

•A truck was stolen from Connel Road after a number of vehicles in the neighborhood were entered or broken into. The stolen vehicle was a 1994 light blue Chevrolet.

•During the course of renovations, a local resident discovered some ammunition, which he turned over to police for destruction.

•A vehicle was damaged when the driver attempted to make a U-turn on Cory Road and went over a 10-foot embankment. No injuries resulted.

•An out-of-town visitor who didn’t return from a party as expected was later found sleeping in a church.

December 21

•A 71-year-old male died of apparent natural causes in his 37th Street home.

•A female suffering from hypothermia was located on Northwest Boulevard and taken to hospital. She was later taken to Kelowna hospital by air ambulance.

•A vehicle went off Highway 3 in Erickson and down a bank, where it came to rest on its side. No injuries were reported.

•No injuries resulted when a vehicle went off an icy Highway 3 near Kitchener.