The Creston RCMP detachment is located on 16th Avenue South.

Creston RCMP week includes stolen lumber, pot grow-op busts

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  • Sep. 5, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 78 calls for service from Aug. 26-Sept. 1, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Tuesday.

August 26

•Three 20-foot rough-cut two-by-10s were stolen from a 44th Street yard.

•A complaint was received about a male causing a disturbance at a house party on Hilton Place.

•No entry was gained in an attempted break-in to a garage on McMurtry Road.

•Three occupants were uninjured in a vehicle that rolled over on Hall Road near Sanca. The vehicle was moving too fast as it entered a corner.

•A Cavell Street resident did not fall for a telephone plea for cash from a person identifying himself as a relative.

•A complaint of threats was received from Cavell Street.

August 27

•A complaint about a parking hazard was referred to the Town of Creston bylaw department.

•A 12th Avenue resident reported his bank account had been hacked.

•Noisy vehicles travelling past Centennial Park on Erickson Road were the subject of a complaint.

•A truck pulling a boat was reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3A. It was not located.

•An Ibbitson Street resident’s tires were slashed.

•A 1980s road bike valued at $700 by the owner was stolen from 10th Avenue North.

•A male in his 30s was reported to be loitering around 11th Avenue South residences early in the morning.

August 28

•Three outdoor marijuana grow-ops were dismantled near Crawford Bay, with plants numbering 110, 90 and 182.

•An 11th Avenue North resident requested some ammunition be destroyed.

•Trail cameras were stolen before entry was gained to a seasonal cabin on Duck Lake Road, but no other theft has been noted.

•An Eighth Avenue North resident complained about someone shooting a pellet gun at birds.

•A female was treated in hospital for minor injuries after being assaulted by another female on 11th Avenue North.

•Police have been unable to contact the owner of a phone that made a 911 call from Pilot Bay.

August 29

•Police assisted with the transport of a Highway 3 resident to hospital.

•Another report was received about a suspicious person hanging around 11th Avenue South residences in the early morning.

•A well-being check at a residence on Highway 3 revealed the child in question was OK.

•A mother-daughter fight was reported on Elm Street.

•A driver who refused to allow his truck to be inspected by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance personnel was also unco-operative when police arrived. After displaying some unusual behavior, including removing his shirt and lying down on Highway 3, he was pepper sprayed and issued a ticket.

•Police are investigating a report of a breach of parole by a person with a no-driving order after a report from Leadville Road.

•An Elm Street resident called 911 because she was tired and wanted the people at her house party to leave.

•A Cook Street resident reported — two days after the incident — that she had been the victim of an attempted robbery in her home.

August 30

•Police received another in a series of complaints about possible elder abuse on Arrow Creek Road.

•A transport truck clipped a vehicle and dragged it for about nine metres before it became dislodged at the Kingsgate border crossing. The driver checked through customs, then returned to the scene.

•A rock was thrown through a vehicle window on Seventh Avenue North.

•Police conducted a well-being check on a 44th Street resident and learned she had already gone to the hospital.

•An intoxicated male reported to be at the door of an 11th Avenue North residence was taken to hospital.

•An intoxicated American male located in a Canyon Street parking lot was arrested and held in police cells until sober.

August 31

•Police were unable to locate the source of a burning plastic smell on Hillside Street.

•A Highway 21 South resident complained that a FortisBC employee was trespassing. Police determined he was cutting down branches above a power line.

•A complaint about an ongoing problem with ATVs being operated on Highway 3A in Crawford Bay was received.

•A Sixth Avenue North mother complained that her kids were given candy by a female neighbor.

•A vehicle displaying a for sale sign and parked on Highway 3A near Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road burned. The cause of the fire is unknown.

•A vehicle leaking gas was reported on Erickson Road.

September 1

•Youths were reported jumping into the Goat River from the bridge on Highway 21.

•A case of a dog reported to be barking day and night on Bossio Road was referred to the Regional District of Central Kootenay bylaw department.

•Youths who climbed onto the town fire hall roof were warned about the dangerous consequences of their actions.


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