The Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

Fewer Creston RCMP calls in cooler weather

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  • Jun. 14, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 52 calls for service from June 6-12, a drop from the previous week’s 81 calls that only be explained by cooler weather, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

June 6

•Two horses were reported to be on Highway 3A near Wynndel. The owner retrieved them.

•Dogs kept out in the hot sun were the subject of a complaint from 40th Street. Police spoke with their care provider, who moved them to a cooler location.

•Police were on hand to keep the peace while a person removed belongings from a Canyon-Lister Road residence.

•A well-being check on a Centre Road resident indicated everything was OK.

•A silver crew cab pickup pulling a trailer near Yahk was reported to be driving erratically. Police did not locate it.

•Police are investigating a sexual interference complaint from Elm Street.

June 7

•When a driver found a vehicle blocking his driveway on 15th Avenue North, he used his own vehicle to push it out of the way, prompting a complaint.

•An 81-year-old female died suddenly of apparent natural causes in her 37th Street home.

June 8

•Police, fire and ambulance services all responded to a medical distress call in the 2400 block of Canyon Street.

•A vehicle was reported to be speeding on Ninth Avenue North, passing a school bus displaying flashing lights in the process.

•A minor injury from stabbing in the 2700 block of Highway 3 in Erickson led to a female being charged with domestic assault.

•No injuries were reported after a collision in the 3500 block of Highway 3.

June 9

•A person was reported missing from North Goat River Road.

June 10

•A vehicle was entered on 10th Avenue North and a number of items, including coins, were stolen.

•Firearms were turned in for destruction by a Hillside Street resident.

•A windshield was damaged by debris from a gravel truck on Lakeview Arrow Creek Road.

•Money and two rifles were stolen from a Hillside Street residence. A suspect was identified and the goods were recovered. The same incident generated two more calls, apparently involving the culprit who feared for his safety.

•When police located a white GMC pickup reported to be speeding on North Goat River Road, the driver denied the accusation.

•A vehicle collided with a deer near Goatfell on Hazel Creek Forest Service Road.

•A cellphone was found on Seventh Avenue North.

•Damage to trees resulting in as much as $100,000 in losses was reported by an Erickson Road resident, who suspects spraying was the cause.

•A thief who stole a cordless tool on Northwest Boulevard was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court.

June 11

•A stop check of about 30 vehicles on Northwest Boulevard did not reveal any major concerns.

•A patrolling officer noted a driver who ran a stop sign at Cedar Street and 16th Avenue South. The driver failed a roadside screening test for alcohol consumption and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

•When police located a person reported to be in breach of court conditions, it was determined no breach had taken place.

•Police did not locate three cows reported on Highway 3 west of Creston.

•A white pickup reported to be speeding and passing unsafely on Highway 3 near Yahk was not located.

•Two 911 calls from different locations were attributed to children playing with phones.

•When police located a driver reported to be impaired, he was not in his vehicle and therefore could not be charged.

June 12

•A report of a disturbance came from Eighth Avenue South.

•Police located a female reported to be lying on the ground in the 1400 block of Northwest Boulevard. She reported that she was travelling through town and got out of the vehicle after an argument, but said no assault had taken place.

•A three-car collision in a Northwest Boulevard parking lot did not result in injuries.

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