Creston RCMP respond to more than 100 calls

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  • Aug. 15, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Hot summer weather and a week of travellers to and from the Shambala music festival near Salmo contributed to make Aug. 1-7 one of the busiest periods of the year for police. Creston RCMP responded to 106 calls during the week, office manager Christine Harland said on Aug. 8.

August 1

•Police were called to a domestic argument in the 1600 block of Canyon Street, and determined that no assault or criminal activity had taken place.

•When police located a grey SUV from Alberta doing 121 km/h in an 84 km/h zone on Highway 3A, the argumentative driver was issued a seven-day vehicle impoundment and a ticket for driving at an excessive speed.

•Drivers of ATVs reported to be operating on Sanca Creek Road were issued a warning.

•A dispute in the 300 block of Cranbrook Street in Yahk over a saddle was deemed to be civil in nature.

August 2

•A male who refused to leave a residence in the 100 block of Second Avenue North caused some damage to the residence, leaving before police arrived. He then returned to the scene, broke into the home and threw a can of bear spray, hitting a person in the head before fleeing again. He was arrested the next day and later released with charges pending.

•Police accompanied a female to a residence in the 100 block of Seventh Avenue North so she could retrieve her belongings.

•A resident reported finding two potted marijuana plants in an alley in the 200 block of Ash Street. They were destroyed.

•After a minor collision in the 3700 block of Highway 3, a driver was issued a ticket for failing to provide information to the other driver.

August 3

•Kingsgate border guards confiscated a litre of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (a date-rape drug known as “roofies”) from a driver and turned it over to the RCMP.

•A small quantity of marijuana was seized from two males stopped in a Highway 3 stop check near Goatfell. The travellers were on the road to Shambala.

•Two vehicles searched at the Kingsgate border crossing yielded a quantity of marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and MDMA, also known as ecstasy. The travellers missed the Highway 3 signs at Curzon Junction on their way to Shambala and ended up at the border crossing by mistake.

•A honey producer in the 3000 block of Erickson Street had 32 large pails of honey valued at about $3,000 stolen from his yard.

August 4

•A vehicle that collided with a deer on Highway 95 near Kingsgate sustained about $2,000 in damage.

•Police were unable to locate a male on Highway 95 near Kingsgate who was described as “wearing a dress and looking pregnant”.

•A complainant about vehicles being revved at a Northwest Boulevard car dealership took matters into his own hands by throwing rocks at business employees.

•People picking berries on Lloyd Road reported being approached by “a weird male asking questions”.

August 5

•Police were unable to find evidence of loud music reported in the 3600 block of Haskins Road East.

•A well-being check on a female in the 1900 block of Cook Street found her to be fine.

August 6

•When police responded to a call about a possibly impaired driver in the 100 block of Leadville Road, the vehicle was located but the occupants were nowhere to be found.

•A female crossing into Canada at Rykerts on Highway 21 was found to have 200 grams of marijuana in her vehicle’s trunk. Charges are pending.

•A driver who was stopped in the 2600 block of Crawford Street admitted to being under the influence of marijuana. He was given a 24-hour driving prohibition and a small quantity of the drug was seized.

•A female in the 2400 block of Erickson Street was taken to hospital for mental health treatment following a domestic disturbance.

August 7

•When police stopped to check a group of males drinking beer in the 800 block of Canyon Street one was arrested for drinking in public and issued a warning. A second drank his beer instead of pouring it out as instructed and was held in police cells until sober.

•A male in the 600 block of Kitchener expressed surprise that riding a bicycle with a shotgun strapped to the handlebars was outside the boundaries of the law, even though the firearm was registered.

•A resident in the 200 block of East Arrow Creek Road complained that someone is removing her waterline.

•No injuries were reported when a car rolled into a ditch in the 1000 block of Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road.

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