Creston RCMP respond to variety of calls

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  • Oct. 31, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 52 calls for service from Oct. 17-23, Const. Dave Skretting said on Oct. 24.

October 17

•A male reported his wallet and cellphone were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 4600 block of Canyon-Lister Road. He later called to say he had recovered the wallet.

•A female on Elm Street who is in the process of ending a relationship reported that her ex-partner was breaking items and strewing things around the residence. Police spoke to the male and he left without further incident. No charges were laid.

•A male serving jail time on weekends arrived for his stay under the influence of alcohol, contradicting his court conditions.

•Police have yet to catch squatters who have been staying in the former Bigfoot Pub on Canyon Street. They have been running power cords to adjacent businesses and damaging rooftops.

October 18

•A cow was shot and killed on a farm on Reclamation Road in West Creston. It is not known whether the shooting was deliberate.

•The new affordable housing construction site on 11th Avenue South had damage to fences totaling about $3,000. The fences were kicked over and burned.

•A Hester Road resident reported she had been the subject of an attempted scam when she responded to an ad about puppies for sale from Salmon Arm. When she questioned the legitimacy of the ad in an email message, she received a response saying, in effect, “I am from Jamaica and I could come and put a bullet in your head.” A subsequent check on the advertiser’s address,, shows he offers animals for sale in the United Kingdom and United States and has been accused of running a scam on various websites. Fortunately, the local resident didn’t provide any personal information.

•An Erickson Road resident reported paying a company $500 to provide a nanny for her family, but the prospective nanny pulled out of the deal at the last minute. The complainant believes the service could be a scam.

October 19

•Yet another scam was narrowly averted by the quick action of police. A female from Yahk had entered into an agreement over the Internet to sell a Louis Vuitton handbag and sent the item off — to Nigeria. Shortly after, she received a notice from Paypal that the purchase had overpaid for the item and she should remit the excess payment back to the seller. When the Yahk resident contacted police, they worked with Canada Post to stop the shipment before it left the country.

•A Creston male hit a power pole on Erickson Road with his vehicle, then left the scene. He was later located at his residence and issued a 24-hour driving prohibition, the most police could do without concrete evidence that he was drinking and driving.

October 20

•A lime green KHS mountain bike valued at $1,000 was stolen from Prince Charles Secondary School.

•A hunter was found unharmed as he walked along a logging road in the Kitchener area. He spent the night outdoors after being unable to make it out of the woods before dark the previous night. A search and rescue effort, including the RCMP helicopter from Kelowna, was already underway.

“The RCMP would like to thank the volunteers from the Creston Valley Search and Rescue for their tremendous work in helping to locate the subject,” Skretting said.

October 21

•A bike reported stolen on Oct. 13 was located on West Creston Road and the owner had been notified.

•An intoxicated male who was causing problems in the 3300 block of Erickson Road was removed by a friend and taken to another location.

October 22

•The side window of a vehicle was broken in the 700 block of Canyon Street. Police have no witnesses or suspects.

•Police received a complaint about a yellow car racing in the Ash Street area.

•Another call came from an Elsie Holmes Road resident, this one from the subject of the Oct. 18 complaint about her tree making a mess in a neighbour’s yard. She was complaining about her neighbour’s behaviour.

October 23

•Police were called to a dispute between a father and son on Corn Creek Road.

•A female was arrested following a domestic assault on 11th Avenue. She was later released with a date to appear in court.

•A hit and run occurred on Highway 3A in Wynndel when a Toyota Tacoma pickup was rear-ended by a vehicle that then fled the scene.


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