Former and current RCMP members welcome to march

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  • Nov. 7, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Are you a retired or currently serving member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? If so, you are invited to march with members of the Creston detachment at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11.

“Anyone wishing to participate in this year’s parade is invited to meet us at the Creston RCMP station at 10 a.m.,” Cpl. Charlotte Joa said on Oct. 31.

Police Beat

In other police news, Creston RCMP responded to 51 calls for service in from Oct. 24-30, Joa said.

October 24

•A male reported that he narrowly managed to avoid an attack by a dog while he was walking on Wadds Road in Crawford Bay.

•Exterior light bulbs were removed from the Kootenai Community Centre building on Cook Street.

•A modern blue Volkswagen Beetle was reported to be driving erratically in the vicinity of 16th Avenue and Cook Street. The bug was not located.

October 25

•Police called to a Valleyview Drive address to keep the peace during the eviction of a tenant had an easy time of it when they learned the tenant was not at home.

•Tragedy struck on the Kootenay Bay ferry when an elderly female driver struck some vehicles and came to rest against a loaded logging truck. It is believed she might have suffered a stroke. She died shortly after the incident and an investigation is underway.

•Police who responded to a 911 call from an 18th Avenue residence discovered the dialer had meant to call information at 411.

•A male in a black hoodie was reported to be possibly casing the rear entrances of Canyon Street businesses.

October 26

•The driver of a Ford that went off the road and down a bank at Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road and Robson Road fled the scene. A male who claimed to have been a passenger in the vehicle was located later in the hospital. The investigation continues.

•A Westview Road resident purchased a Harley-Davidson motorcycle over the Internet on what he thought was the Ebay site. He sent a moneygram for $2,900 to a Texas female and then discovered the sale was a fraud. Creston RCMP have alerted Interpol and U.S. authorities, and urge prospective Internet buyers that they should take precautions to avoid a similar outcome.

•The shirtless male driver of an Alberta-licensed Chevrolet Cavalier fled the scene after his vehicle rolled over near Highway 3A and Packing Shed Road. He was later reported to be in the Wynndel area, intoxicated, but police have been unable to locate the man described as being short and stocky with black, curly hair. The vehicle sustained major damage.

October 27

•Several residents reported receiving strange phone calls from a number associated with a Northwest Boulevard business. The manager of the business could not explain how the calls could have been made as she was the only one on the premises at the time.

•A semi that broke down in the 1000 block of Canyon Street was towed for repairs.

October 28

•A warning letter has been sent to a driver who was reported to be speeding in a school zone.

•Also under investigation is a complaint from several young females that they were approached on Ninth Avenue North by a male in his 40s. He was driving a four-door black hatchback.

•A male who was reported to have been in a fight at a Canyon Street pub resisted police when they arrived. He was arrested and held in police cells until sober. If he doesn’t pay for the damage he caused, he will be arrested.

October 29

•When police arrived to investigate a complaint that a male refused to leave an Elm Street residence they found him sleeping on a porch outside. The complainant was okay with that.

•A six-year-old boy and his father were hiking in a Crawford Bay quarry when some rocks gave way. One hit the boy on the head. He was taken to Trail hospital, then to Spokane, where he underwent emergency surgery. A complete recovery is expected.

•A Hillside Street resident reported that $500 had been stolen from his bedroom when his children had friends over.

•A black Roxy purse containing cash and credit cards was lost when the owner left on the roof of her car before she headed off to catch the Kootenay Bay ferry.

•Police were called to an Elm Street residence, where a male in a black hoodie was smashing a vehicle. He ran when police arrived but was arrested and held in cells overnight. He has agreed to make restitution. Alcohol was a factor.

•When police stopped the driver of a black Chevrolet for stunting on Ninth Avenue South they noticed the smell of liquor. The driver failed roadside screening device tests and his licence was suspended for 90 days. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

October 30

•Alcohol was determined to be factor in a fight between two males on Dugan Street. No assault was found to have taken place.

•The driver of a black Chevrolet Silverado that was reported to have been speeding before running a stop sign at Highway 3A and Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road will be issued a written warning.

•A female resident of 20th Avenue South complained that her neighbor owed her $35. When informed that the matter was a civil issue, the complainant asked police to buy her some cigarettes, as that is what she needed the $35 for. The request was denied.

•A tackle box containing lures was found in the 6000 block of Highway 3A. It can be claimed at the police station by the owner.