An Alberta resident got a surprise last week when Creston RCMP called to tell him his stolen Stihl chainsaw had been located.
The saw was found on the road near Hillside Street and Eighth Avenue North and when police checked out the serial number they discovered it was listed as stolen, and had been since 2007.
Police responded to 62 calls for service from Nov. 29-Dec. 6, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.
•Licence plates were stolen from a vehicle on 16th Avenue North.
•Police were called to a fight at a residence in West Creston.
•A report came from Helen Street that a female had been asked for nude photos on Facebook.
•Police checked on the well-being of a person on North Goat River Road for Surrey RCMP.
•A Highway 21 resident reported the theft of a cat. The theft occurred four years ago, she said.
•Garden clippers, bottles of butane and a hanging basket were stolen from a shed on 24th Avenue South.
•A wallet found at Canyon Street and 10th Avenue North was returned to its owner.
•An 80-year-old male died when he missed a curve on Elsie Holmes Road in Wynndel and went over the bank.
•A Northwest Boulevard resident reported that plastic on the residence windows had been cut in an act of mischief.
•A 64-year-old male died in his Crestview Road home of natural causes.
•A trailer stolen in Cranbrook was recovered in the 7400 block of Highway 3A.
•A vehicle driving in the dark without lights was reported on Highway 3 near Canyon.
•When police responded to a landlord-tenant dispute in the 400 block of Seventh Avenue, he found the tenant to be in breach of an undertaking and he was arrested.
•Charges are pending against a male who breached a court order by attending a Northwest Boulevard residence and contacting a specific person.
•A vehicle was reported to be on fire on Duck Lake Road, outside of the fire protection area. Police determined it had been stolen.
•A school bus driver reported an incident on Northwest Boulevard in which a rude driver was driving a vehicle erratically.
•A vehicle went off Highway 3 and down a bank in icy road conditions near Kootenay Pass. Worn tires were a factor.
•The source of a loud boom reported at Eighth Avenue South and Cedar Street was not determined.
•A landlord-tenant dispute arose on Elm Street when a tenant playing loud music refused to answer the door.
•Police received two reports of a vehicle in the ditch near Kitchener on Highway 3 but it was gone when they arrived.
•An erratic driver was reported on Highway 3.
•Police assisted Merritt RCMP in an investigation of domestic threats.
•An intoxicated female located on 18th Avenue South was housed in police cells overnight.
•A vehicle reported to have gone off Highway 3 on Kootenay Pass was not located.
•Icy roads were a factor in a vehicle going off Highway 3 about 10 kilometres west of Creston.
•In similar conditions two vehicles went into the ditch on Highway 3 at Irishman Creek and a semi jackknifed, blocking the road.
•A dirt bike was reported missing from a 44th Street property.
•Fraud to obtain fuel was reported at a Wynndel business.
•A disturbance involving intoxicated guests was reported in the 900 block of Canyon Street.
•A Northwest Boulevard apartment resident complained about neighbours slamming doors.
•A suspicious person on the railway tracks was reported near Kingsgate.
•After an assault of a family member on Hillside Street, an intoxicated youth was arrested and kept in police cells until sober.
•A landlord-tenant dispute was reported on Reclamation Road.
•A large ice chunk broke loose from the rock on Highway 3 near West Creston Road, partially blocking the road.
•A vehicle lost control on icy roads near Kootenay Pass and went over a bank.
•Shots were reported in the 35th Avenue South area.