Impaired drivers keep RCMP busy

Creston RCMP responded to 78 calls for assistance from October 30-November 5

Creston RCMP responded to 78 calls for assistance from October 30-November 5, Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

October 30

• A traffic stop in Creston led to the prohibited driver being charged and having his vehicle impounded.

• Police received a report of an overdue traveller from Trail to Creston. The traveller was found safe.

October 31

• A report of suspicious people along Highway 3 near Yahk was found to be motorists who struck a deer and were flagging for help.

• A call of a suspicious vehicle in Lister resulted in the drug-impaired driver being charged for breaching release conditions, having his licence suspended, and spending the night in police cells until sober.

• Police attended a noisy Halloween party in Creston to stop the noise.

November 1

• Police received a report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at the Lower Kootenay.

• Police attended a complaint of a domestic assault in which alcohol was a factor. The suspect was arrested and held for a bail hearing.

• Police attended the Creston hospital to assist in removing a male causing a disturbance.

November 2

• Police received a report of attempted fraud over social media.

• Police received a report of a theft of a purse at a Creston business.

• Creston RCMP assisted CP Police with an impaired driver in Kitchener.

• Police intervened in a family dispute involving money.

November 3

• Police attended the Creston Hospital to assist with an unwanted male.

• Police were called to a local Creston business to assist in removing an intoxicated male.

• Police were called to a disturbance between two parties over the suspicion of infidelity.

• Police responded to two separate theft from vehicle complaints.

November 4

• A traffic stop for failing to stop at a stop sign in Creston resulted in the drinking driver being issued a 3-day licence suspension.

• A call to a domestic disturbance resulted in the two intoxicated parties being separated until sober enough to provide details to police.

• Police were called to assist in locating a youth who had left home.

November 5

• Police intervened in a disturbance at a local business.

• A report of harassment from a former employer was received.

• Report of a vehicle that was damaged overnight on Canyon Street.

• A dog complaint in Lister was referred to RDCK Bylaw.

• A dog complaint in Creston was referred to Creston Bylaw.

• Police were called to a landlord-tenant dispute.

• While investigating a separate disturbance at the Lower Kootenay, police heard a call for help from the forest. An intoxicated individual was located and lodged in police cells until sober due to his inability to care for himself.

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