Creston RCMP seize gun from owner without licence

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  • Aug. 22, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 90 calls from Aug. 12-18, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

August 12

•Attempting to shoot a squirrel out of his chestnut tree cost a 14th Street man his gun, at least temporarily. When police arrived to check on a complaint about shots being fired, they found the man did not have a firearms licence and seized the rifle. It will be returned when he produces the required licence.

•Police were called to help resolve a child custody issue on Hillside Street.

•An estranged Riley Road couple needed police assistance in resolving a dispute over custody of their dogs.

•A male driving home from Shambhala Music Festival drove off Highway 3 and into a power pole near Yahk. He was not injured.

•Music amplifiers and coins were stolen from a vehicle on Elm Street.

•The owner of dogs that were left in a vehicle in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot was warned about the dangers of such a practice.

•A 911 emergency call from a Cavell Street residence proved to be unfounded.

•A male reported that his driver’s licence and a charge card were stolen at Shambhala.

•Following complaints about people trespassing on Osborne Road properties to get to the river, the Regional District of Central Kootenay will install a gate and parking regulations will be enforced. Vehicles will be towed if they are parked illegally.

•Jason Neil Beaudry was arrested on an assault complaint on Eighth Avenue South. He was being held in custody until a court appearance on Wednesday.

•A report of a bonfire near Boswell was referred to the appropriate provincial ministry.

•Young males reported to be throwing rocks in a 16th Avenue parking lot were gone when police arrived.

August 13

•Police received a complaint about intoxicated brothers fighting on Eighth Avenue South.

•A 675 series Craftsman lawnmower was stolen from Eighth Avenue South.

•A female was arrested for assault following an altercation with another female on Crestview Road.

•Minor damage resulted when a truck and trailer clipped a ride-on mower on Sixth Avenue North.

•A health care card and MP3 player were found on 19th Avenue North and police have returned them to the owner.

•A Ford Mustang being driven erratically on Evans Road was not located by police.

•A 911 call was reported to have resulted when the owner of a cellphone that was dropped in the water was attempting to dry it out.

•A rear licence plate was stolen from a vehicle on Cook Street.

•A male was issued a 24-hour driving prohibition after he lost control of his speeding vehicle and collided with a hayshed off Crestview Road.

August 14

•A female on Hillside Street reported her son was trying to take money from her bank account.

•A Mehrer Road fence was damaged by a vehicle.

•A female customer got into a dispute with a carwash employee on 20th Avenue because she only got five minutes of vacuuming for $2.

•A complaint was received about vehicles failing to obey stop signs at Arrow Creek Road and Plasko Road.

•An Erickson Road resident complained that a neighbour’s lawnmower was blowing weed seeds into his yard, and that when he flipped his middle finger at her to show his disapproval she returned the favour.

•A television, computer and tools were stolen during a break-in to a Pine Street residence.

•A thief made off with a couple dollars in change by doing about $800 worth of damage to a coin-operated clothes washer on Cook Street.

August 15

•A complaint to police about a broken water pipe by an Erickson Road resident was referred to the Town of Creston.

•A total of 356 plants were destroyed when three separate outdoor marijuana grow-ops were taken down near Highway 3A.

•Several businesses and government buildings were hit with graffiti, apparently the work of a fruit picker disgruntled by his or her treatment by a local grower.

•A Beam Road resident turned in some blasting caps found in a home’s attic when renovations were being made.

•Minor injuries were reported after a vehicle was rear-ended when the driver slowed to allow a car to turn off Highway 3.

•An erratic driver was reported on Ellis Road.

•A iPhone was reported lost on 32nd Avenue South.

•A male reported to be lying by the railway tracks near Northwest Boulevard was gone when police arrived.

•Five knives found in a newly purchased house on Settlement Road were turned over to the police.

August 16

•A 78-year-old male died suddenly of natural causes in his Erickson Road home.

•Two plastic lawn chairs were stolen from a 20th Avenue South residence.

•An Alberta pickup truck pulling a trailer was reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3A.

•Two vehicles were reported to be doing donuts on Crawford Bay Road. The call was made 90 minutes after the incident because the complainant was eating dinner at the time.

August 17

•A resident of 32nd Avenue in Canyon reported hearing female voice calling, “Help me,” but police were unable to locate anyone in the area.

•A Dogwood Street resident used bear spray on a neighbor’s dog, which came into her yard and attacked her own small dog.

•A Goat Canyon Road resident complained about people trespassing to get to Goat River.

•Garbage was dumped near Mallory Road.

•When police attended to an Erickson Road complaint about a domestic assault in progress, they found the male caller was intoxicated and that no assault had taken place.

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•A well-being check on Cedar Street revealed the resident was OK.

•A dispute broke out between a campground owner and orchardist who had arranged for his pickers to stay on the property. The pickers were kicked out after damaging the property and the owner wanted to hold the grower responsible for the damages.

August 18

•When police conducted a well-being check at a Kitchener Road residence, they found a person in need of medical help and transported him to hospital.

•A female motorcyclist sustained minor injuries to her face when she collided with a vehicle on Highway 3, tearing off its bumper in the process.

•Using GPS co-ordinates to trace a 911 call to a Railway Boulevard address, police found a severely intoxicated female who required hospital treatment.

•When police were called about damage at a Northwest Boulevard motel, the customer agreed to pay for the costs.

•A wallet was found on Canyon Street.

•A check stop in Crawford Bay checked 75 vehicles. Police issued four orders for repairs and two violation tickets. Thirty vehicles were also checked in Riondel, where one driver was issued a repair order and another was given a violation ticket.