The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Ave. S.

The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Ave. S.

Creston RCMP track down baseball bat wielding 80-year-old

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  • May. 3, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Creston police responded to 74 calls for service from April 23-29, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

April 23

•When police stopped a male who had been reported as walking toward Elm Street with a baseball bat they learned that he had been involved at an earlier incident at a residence and was returning to the scene. He agreed to return home. Oh, and he is 80 years old.

•A vehicle burned to the ground at the Summit Creek pullout on Highway 3. There is no fire protection at that location.

•A bottle of rum was shoplifted from a Ninth Avenue South liquor store.

•An Eighth Street property owner in Lister reported that unknown people had ridden the horses on the acreage, moved tack equipment and stolen some items.

•A two-year-old who wandered away from home on Ibbitson Street was found by a neighbor and returned to the parents.

•When a police patrol found five youths scaling the fence to get into Millennium Park, a check revealed one was carrying a small amount of marijuana. Police are recommending to Crown counsel that charges be laid and the incident was reported to the children’s parents.

•Police were called to 16th Avenue North in a child custody dispute.

April 24

•After two four-year-old Cory Road residents had an argument, the dispute made its way up to the kids’ parents and police were called. The sets of parents have agreed to stay away from each other.

•Police were called to a Sixth Avenue North residence after a female began yelling at a neighbor, accusing them of spraying grass clippings onto her property and shining patio lights toward her home.

•Creston police co-operated with Gleichen, Alta., RCMP in a missing person investigation.

•Residents in a 16th Avenue North apartment reported that a window had been opened while they were out but police could find no evidence of damage or a break-in.

•Police were called to a Fifth Avenue North residence in a child custody dispute.

•A report about a missing child was resolved when the child was discovered at the school bus garage after he failed to get off the bus along the route.

•A 12th Avenue North resident reported getting a scam phone call from a caller claiming to be from Revenue Canada. The caller said the resident was being audited and had to provide credit card numbers, bank account numbers and financial statements. The resident smelled a rat and refused to co-operate.

“Do not provide any such information over the phone,” Gollan said. “Revenue Canada does not, ever, make such requests over the telephone.”

•A white pickup truck reported to be driving erratically on Highway 21 and Canyon Street could not be located.

•A well-being check on a male resident on Kitchener Road revealed that he was OK.

April 25

•Police assisted Cranbrook RCMP in locating a person with an outstanding arrest warrant.

•A wallet found on Northwest Boulevard was turned in to police, who have not located its owner yet.

•Police attended an 11th Avenue residence to keep the peace while a female removed property following a domestic dispute.

•When police and ambulance personnel attended a Northwest Boulevard residence on a 911 call they found an intoxicated resident who was otherwise OK, but who had got lost in his home.

April 26

•An intoxicated 52-year-old male who was arrested for causing a disturbance at the hospital made threats to police and others. He also was found in possession of a weapon and police are recommending charges to Crown counsel. When he was released, it was with a condition not to possess any type of weapon.

•Police were called to Riverview Road to investigate an assault allegation that arose when two males got into a dispute over a debt.

•A 20th Avenue resident reported to police that she refused entry to a male who said he was a furnace cleaner when he didn’t produce identification and she noted that his vehicle was unmarked.

•Creston police assisted Kelowna RCMP in serving a subpoena in a possession of stolen property case.

•A Highway 3A resident called to complain about continual littering along the highway.