The Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

The Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

Creston RCMP seeking suspect in street incident

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  • Apr. 7, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP are seeking information and witnesses to an incident where a woman walking along 18th Avenue may have been groped or had an attempt made to steal her purse.

On March 31 at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Creston RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence that occurred on 18th Avenue South near Cook Street in Creston.

An adult female was walking past a group with two males and a female, all between the ages of thirty and forty, when one of the males reached toward her and grabbed her with his hand. The male did not say anything and continued walking southbound on 17th Avenue South. The male may have been intoxicated and it is not known what his intent was when he reached toward her.

The male is described as approximately forty years old with short grey hair, tan pants and a blue button up shirt. The Creston RCMP are wishing to identify and speak with the individual or anyone who may have further information about this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Creston RCMP detachment at 250-428-9313 or remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Police Beat

In other police news, Creston RCMP responded to 67 calls for service from March 28-April 3, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

March 28

•A male was reported from Mallory Road to be breaching court conditions.

•An injured deer had to be dispatched on Highway 3 near Yahk.

•A person in Kitchener reported a concern that electric devices are causing harm.

•A cell phone was lost near the tracks at Northwest Boulevard and Pine Street.

March 29

•A 56-year-old male died at his Hunt Street residence of apparent natural causes.

•Two dogs reported to be running loose in the 8000 block of Highway 3A were not located.

•An intoxicated male reported on 11th Avenue South was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

•A number of violation tickets were issued during a stop check on Highway 3A at Elsie Holmes Road.

•When police checked on a report of dogs running loose on 10th Avenue North they determined the animals had escaped from their run.

March 30

•An unwanted guest was reported from 11th Avenue South.

•Loud partiers were gone when police arrived at a Balsam Road residence.

•A breach of a no contact order was reported on Vancouver Street.

•Hit and runs causing minor damage were reported on Northwest Boulevard and 10th Avenue North.

•A person in breach of bail conditions was reported from Mallory Road.

March 31

•Police are working with Golden RCMP in an investigation involving the theft of a skid-steer.

•When police received a missing person report from Cook Street they determined he had just moved.

•An elderly male driver who rear-ended a semi on Highway 3 at 33rd Avenue continued to drive on, leaving a trail of car fluids in his path. When located, he denied noticing he had been in a collision.

•Police assisted in calming an altercation on 19th Avenue South.

•A vehicle reported to be wandering out of the driving lane on Ryan Bridge on Highway 3 was not located.

•Police investigated a case of public mischief on Northwest Boulevard in which a fake report was made about a person.

•Police attended a Centre Road residence where a person was in need of medical assistance.

April 1

•A hitchhiker reportedly put rocks and branches near the driving lane on Highway 3 near Blazed Creek.

•The hood of a vehicle popped open on Highway 3 near Kitchener, smashing the windshield.

•Charges are being recommended after an unwelcome person entered Prince Charles Secondary School.

•A mid-morning complaint was received about loud music on 20th Avenue South.

•Dirt bikes and ATVs were reported to be operated on a Hilton Place property.

•A wallet was reportedly lost at the Fernie Tim Hortons.

•Police responded to a panic alarm on Erickson road but no one was home.

•Police received several reports over a several day period about a homeless female. It was determined that she had refused services and that she was not causing harm.

•An intoxicated male on 16th Avenue North was arrested for his safety and held in cells until sober.

April 2

•An arson incident in which a vehicle was burned in Erickson is under investigation.

•Police were called to help with an intoxicated guest at an Erickson motel.

•A dispute over the possession of a guitar drew police to a Lister residence.

•A 76-year-old female died suddenly of apparent natural causes in her Riondel home.

•When police investigated a report of shots fired in Erickson they found people shooting bb guns at targets.

•A male reported to be slumped over in a truck on Cook Street was found to be okay, but police did seize a small quantity of illegal drugs.

•A male “yelling like he is losing his mind” on 20th Avenue North at Hillside Street was gone when police arrived.

•”Loud booms” reported near Kitchener were determined to have come from a grass fire.

April 3

•A male driver moving from the Lower Mainland to Newfoundland got more than he bargained for after picking up two female hitchhikers. When he stopped to pick up coffee in Creston they drove away in his vehicle, which also contained his wallet. A GPS unit in the stolen vehicle allowed police to track it to Cranbrook, where police made arrests.

•A minor collision was reported in the 1400 block of Hillside Street.

•Police were called to a landlord-tenant dispute on 8th Street.

•An officer attended a Wynndel residence to keep the peace while a person removed personal property.