Creston RCMP seize marijuana from speeding vehicle

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  • Feb. 3, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP hit pay dirt on Jan. 27 when a patrol car pulled over an Alberta vehicle for speeding on Highway 3A. The 35-year-old driver was found to be in possession of marijuana.

A subsequent search of the Chevrolet Cavalier revealed the trunk held about 18 pounds of marijuana, Const. Shelley Livingstone said last week.

The male will appear in Creston Law Courts in May to face charges.

Police Beat

The Creston detachment responded to 66 calls from Jan. 25-31, Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said on Tuesday.

January 25

•Creston police assisted Nelson RCMP by serving a ticket to a resident of the 1400 block of Russell Avenue.

•A landlord-tenant dispute was reported in the 4200 block of 36th Street.

•A wallet with identification cards was lost in the 100 block of Silvercrest Road.

•Some ammunition was turned in for destruction from an Erickson Road residence.

•Two 1989 Ford pickups collided in the 200 block of 18th Avenue South. No injuries resulted.

January 26

•When patrolling police stopped a grey two-door car in the 100 block of Northwest Boulevard, they found the male driver had consumed alcohol and also had alcohol in the vehicle. When he blew a warn level in a roadside screening device, he was issued a three-day driving prohibition.

•A complaint was received from the driver of a 2007 Mazda whose vehicle was damaged when it hit a pothole on Highway 3.

•A report by a mother who said her son was bitten by a dog in another residence has been referred to the SPCA.

•A quantity of fireworks that had been seized by Canada border officials at Rykerts was turned over to police for destruction.

•When police stopped a vehicle on Vancouver Street and found the driver had taken drugs he was issued a three-day driving prohibition.

•Police checked 100 vehicles in a roadside stop check on Railway Boulevard, issuing two orders for repairs and one violation ticket.

January 27

•A male in the 800 block of Balsam Road reported being threatened by two males.

•The driver of a white Honda Civic who drove into a Yukon in the 300 block of Northwest Boulevard was issued a ticket for driving while his control was obstructed.

•An erratic driver who was stopped by patrolling officers assaulted two RCMP members. He was arrested and scheduled for a court appearance.

January 28

•Two mailboxes were pushed over by a gold Honda in the 2700 block of Highway 3. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

•A resident dropped off some ammunition to be destroyed.

•A Ford Ranger reported to be driving erratically in the 3000 block of Highway 3A was located and the driver was issued a speeding ticket.

•Alcohol was seized from youths drinking behind Millennium Park.

•A suspect was arrested in the 200 block of 20th Avenue South after a report that a male and female were assaulted. The suspect male was issued tickets related to alcohol use and the case is being referred to restorative justice.

•A female resident of the 200 block of 20th Avenue complained about receiving unwanted calls from an ex-partner.

January 29

•Another call following up the previous complaint resulted in the arrest of a male for being drunk in public. He was lodged overnight in police cells and released when sober.

•Police received information about the possible illegal sale of liquor in the 200 block of 11th Avenue North.

•A resident in the 100 block of 14th Avenue North reported that a male in his mid-30s had knocked on the door, offering to pay $30 if he could stay the night. He left without incident.

•A male youth was located and returned to his home in the 1800 block of Elm Street.

January 30

•Police were unable to locate the source of voices heard by a resident in the 2100 block of Ash Street.

•No one was located when police responded to a report of a possible drug deal in the 900 block of Cook Street.

•When police responded to a call about a possibly deceased male in the 300 block of 11th Avenue South, they found a male who was intoxicated, but otherwise unharmed.

January 31

•An 81-year-old male died suddenly in his home in the 4400 block of Highway 3. The death is not considered suspicious.

•A Ipod Touch was reported stolen on Cook Street.

•Two males were arrested when police investigated a report of a break and entry in the 5400 block of Elsie Holmes Road. One was released and the other faces a court appearance.

•Police are investigating a possible forged cheque that was reported by a resident in the 4000 block of Haskins Road.

•An intoxicated male was arrested on Canyon-Lister Road and held in police cells until sober.