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

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

Creston RCMP week of service includes hit and runs

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  • Feb. 11, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 68 calls from Jan. 3-9, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Tuesday.

January 3

•Police were called to assist emergency health services personnel to enter a house on Hillside Street.

•A well-being check on an 11th Avenue South resident revealed he was OK.

•No injuries were reported by a vehicle’s occupants after a collision with a deer on Duck Lake Road.

•Damage to a fence by an unknown vehicle was reported on Birch Street.

•Hospital staff reported that a male was refusing treatment.

•A Penticton female reported that she no longer has the cellphone or number that a 911 call originated from.

•A report of an injured deer on Sixth Avenue North was referred to conservation officers.

•A male faces a charge of assaulting a police officer after he was reported to be an unwanted guest in a 16th Avenue North residence. He was found to be breaching court conditions and was arrested, at which time he struck a policeman.

•A male hitchhiker was found sleeping in the post office lobby. He moved on willingly when spoken to by police.

January 4

•A complaint about a dog barking regularly for three months was referred to the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

•The owner of a Cadillac reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3 in Kitchener was contacted and warned verbally.

•The RCMP would like to talk to a grey-haired female driver of a grey Dodge crew cab with matching canopy that drove away after hitting a car parked in a Helen Street parking lot.

•A male driver who left the scene after rear-ending a parked vehicle on 10th Avenue North was contacted at his home. He told police he left because there was no damage, but the owner of the parked car says there was minor damage.

•Footprints were found in the snow around a Bodor Road residence but there was no sign of a break-in.

•When a male was served with a peace bond and instructed to leave an Aldrich Road residence, he assaulted a police officer. He was arrested and held in cells until being released with a promise to appear in court.

•A female resident of Kitchener Airport Road was bilked out of $1,900 when she wired money via Western Union in response to a fraudulent phone call. The caller told her that her son had been in a car accident in Ontario and needed the money to avoid charges. That call was followed by another, purportedly from “a lawyer”. When contacted later, the woman’s son said he had no knowledge of an accident or possible charges.

•An injured deer had to be destroyed in Erickson.

•Police were unable to trace the source of a 911 call from Canyon Street.

•An intoxicated male walking along Highway 21 South was taken to the hospital.

January 5

•When police arrived at an Eighth Avenue South resident to check on a noise complaint, no one answered the door, through which loud music could be heard. The file has been referred to the town bylaw officer.

•Police attended a Mehrer Road residence to assist Calgary Police Service with an accident investigation.

•Minor damage was reported after a two-car collision in a Cook Street parking lot.

•An elk reported to be injured on Highway 3 near Yahk was gone when police arrived.

•Police could find no sign of suspicious activity after receiving a report of strange noises coming from an unoccupied house on Northwest Boulevard.

•A house on Highway 3A near Sirdar burned to the ground. No one was in the home at the time of the fire and the highway was closed for two hours as a safety measure. The area does not have fire protection.

January 6

•A female found to be in need of medical help during a well-being check in Kitchener was transported to hospital.

•Police were asked to do well-being checks on a male resident of Erickson Road. Family members are waiting for space in a care facility to open up.

•A resident reported hearing possible gunshots at the end of 16th Avenue North on the previous evening.

•Police served a subpoena to a 24th Street resident on behalf of Cranbrook RCMP.

•A complaint about loud music at an Eighth Avenue South resident was received.

January 7

•Two 911 calls routed through the Riley Road cellphone tower could not be traced.

•A Cook Street resident breached his no-contact order.

•The owner of a cellphone from which a 911 call was made told police he had given the phone to a female, who denied having made an emergency call.

January 8

•Patrolling police stopped a female for speeding on Canyon Street at 12th Avenue. She showed signs of inebriation and failed a breath test. She was given a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

•While police were dealing with the previous driver, a vehicle turned off in an attempt to escape their notice. When the vehicle was located, a group of intoxicated occupants was standing outside the car and all denied knowing who had been driving. One, who stayed at the vehicle when the others dispersed, was arrested for being drunk in public and held overnight in police cells.

•A female reported to be have been drinking and driving with children in her vehicle was located at her residence. Police had no evidence that she had been driving.

•A small amount of marijuana was seized from a vehicle on View Road after the driver was stopped for driving erratically.

•A vehicle being driven on Vancouver Street with expired insurance was towed and the driver was issued a ticket.

January 9

•A complaint was made from Cook Street that a male was making unwanted messages on Facebook to a female.

•Conservation officers attended to an injured elk report on Nick’s Island Road.

•A male was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a collision between a Toyota and a semi on Highway 3/95.

•A male displaying erratic behavior on Cedar Street was taken to hospital for observation.