False alarms plague RCMP

Creston RCMP responded to 65 calls for service from January 30 – February 5, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

Creston RCMP responded to 65 calls for service from January 30 – February 5, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

January 30

• An intoxicated male who was kicked off a Greyhound bus told police he had been doing drugs. He was held in police cells and released when he sobered up.

• An alert local resident didn’t fall for a telephone scam in which a legitimate company purportedly was offering him a job. He became suspicious when the caller asked for personal and banking information. He did not comply and no money was turned over or lost.

• Road rage required police attention on Kootenay Pass when a motorist broke the side mirror of a vehicle after he had been passed by a driver who then hit the brakes.

January 31

• Police were called to three separate false alarms in Creston and surrounding areas.

February 1

• A large generator was stolen in Riondel after thieves covered a security camera. The investigation continues.

February 2

• Police were called to investigate a complaint of theft after a tree was cut down on private property by an unauthorized person.

• A group of youths attempted to gain entry to a tractor trailer but they were scared off by the driver, who had been sleeping in the unit.

February 3

• Police responded to a serious collision on Highway 3 South of Moyie. Creston RCMP and East Kootenay Traffic Services attended the collision in which a North bound tractor trailer lost control and collided with a South bound pickup truck hauling a horse trailer. Both drivers were deceased at the scene, and the passenger of the pickup truck was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

February 4

• Police attended four separate false alarm calls and one 911 false alarm call.

February 5

• When police were called to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle in downtown Creston their questioning led them to believe the complainant had likely forgetten where she parked the vehicle. It was found nearby, and had not been stolen.

• Stopping a vehicle for speeding led to the seizure of narcotics by attending officers.

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