Impaired and unlicensed drivers part of Creston RCMP week

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  • Nov. 28, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 78 calls from Nov. 14-20, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan and Cpl. Monte Taylor said on Nov. 21.

November 14

•A solar lamp that fits on a four-by-four post was found in an Elm Street yard, apparently having been stolen from another location and dumped there. Anyone missing such an item can contact the RCMP.

•A vehicle with a broken axle and broken rear window was left in a Cook Street parking lot. The registered owner has been given notice to move it.

•When police responded to a complaint about two vehicles being driven erratically on Blackmore Road in Lister, they managed to locate the vehicle. The driver was issued a ticket for driving without a licence.

•A Westview Road resident reported that a vehicle backed into her driveway, then drove off. She said she was concerned for her safety.

November 15

•A police representative met with the Lower Kootenay Band chief and council, along with a male whom the band was refusing to let stay on the reserve as a result of previous violent activity. The male was informed that the council has the legal right to issue and enforce a band council resolution.

•A truck accidentally dumped fresh concrete on Canyon Street but the mess was cleaned up before police arrived.

•A male complained that he had been assaulted by another male on Seventh Avenue North but he refused to co-operate with an investigation. Alcohol was a factor, Gollan said.

•How bad was your day? When patrolling police stopped a vehicle for driving with no taillights on Hillside Street, the vehicle rolled back into the police car. The driver showed signs of having consumed alcohol and failed alcohol screening device tests. His licence was suspended for 90 days and the car was impounded for 30 days.

November 16

•A 2001 Ford F-250 pickup, whose owner left the keys in the ashtray, was stolen from Hillside Street. It was later located nearby. The truck was stolen again later on the same day.

•After receiving a well-being check request on an elderly male, police learned that the Interior Health Authority is now watching out over his affairs.

•A female youth who was sending “annoying” text messages to another female youth on Eighth Avenue North has been warned about her actions.

•A father was spoken to about the requirement to keep his children safely secured in their seats while driving.

November 17

•An unlocked vehicle was entered in the previous few days and an iPod, dock and change were stolen.

•A male youth was arrested under the Mental Health Act for his own safety and taken to hospital for observation.

•A vehicle that swerved into a ditch on Meadow Creek Road to avoid a deer sustained only minor damage.

November 18

•A female who is looking after a neighbour’s horses in Canyon expressed concern that the animals aren’t being properly cared for. She will contact the SPCA with her concerns.

•A Canadian citizen who is living in the U.S. was arrested at the Canadian border on a breach of conditions warrant.  He also failed roadside screening tests for alcohol and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. Then he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He remains in police custody until a hearing before a judge.

•When a local liquor store refused service to a male he issued a threat to the employee. Police have been unable to locate him.

•A hunter who attempted to discharge ammunition from his rifle when he arrived back at his car on Nick’s Island Road accidentally shot a bullet into the radiator and engine of his wife’s car.

November 19

•A 14-year-old male was stopped on Blackmore Road and issued a ticket for driving without a licence.

•No injuries resulted when a vehicle lost control on icy roads and slid into a concrete barrier on Porthill Road.

•A dispute between a daughter and her father is being investigated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

November 20

•A male reported his (ex-?) girlfriend broke a door and other items in an 11th Avenue North residence and that he feared that she would return and attack him.

•Two people were reported to have entered the U.S. illegally near Rykerts border crossing, but it is suspected that they might have been looking for a Christmas tree to cut down. This is a very bad idea.