Issues with tailgating, speeding and winter tires

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  • Mar. 1, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP had a busier week than usual, responding to 70 calls for service from February 21-27. Sgt. Dave Nassichuk said on Tuesday.

February 21

•A male was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court after a minor assault on 18th Avenue.

•An exterior light was likely shot out by a pellet gun on Erickson Road, police believe.

•When police responded to a complaint about an unwanted male at a local motel he had left. He was located soon after and warned not to return.

•A warning letter has been sent to a driver who ran a red light at the Pine Street intersection on Canyon Street.

•An antique wood-splitting maul valued at $100 was stolen from a Crestview Road residence.

•YRB was notified to remove a tree blocking Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road in the 1200 block.

February 22

•When the spot beacon alarm of a US resident was triggered in the US area search and rescue volunteers were called and a helicopter was dispatched from Nelson. Soon afterward, the owner got a message to a friend who relayed information to police that the alarm was activated unintentionally.

•No charges are pending following a mother-son dispute on Northwest Boulevard.

February 23

•Two people were arrested following a single vehicle crash on Airport Road. They were not injured and the investigation continues.

•An elderly male driver was warned after passing a vehicle on a double solid line on Highway 3A near Wynndel.

•A hit and run of a parked vehicle on 19th Avenue North in the last two weeks caused about $1,000 in damage.

•Police were called when two cousins were fighting at a Highway 21 residence. Minor injuries were reported but no charges are being pursued.

•A vehicle stopped at Highway 21 and Erickson Road was found to be in control of a person who had been drinking. He was issued a three-day driving prohibition.

February 24

•A male who caused a disturbance in the 1400 block of Canyon Street was located and warned.

•A Greyhound bus driver who was reported to be speeding and tailgating on Highway 3 was warned, but passengers said he did no such thing.

•Police were called about a civil dispute involving the sale of a dog in Kitchener.

•A driver stopped for excessive speeding (defined as more than 40 kph over the posted limit) was given a ticket and had his vehicle impounded for seven days.

•Police could not locate a vehicle reported to have passed on a double solid line on Highway 3 near Canyon-Lister Road.

•Another driver was stopped for excessive speeding on Canyon-Lister Road. He was given a seven-day driving prohibition and issued “numerous tickets.”

•A dog was run over and killed on Ibbitson Street. There are no suspects.

February 25

•Both drivers were spoken to after police received a tailgating complaint.

•Cheques and other unknown (at this time) items were stolen during a break-in to a Kootenay Bay residence.

•When a speeding driver was directed to pull over by police he sped off on Highway 3. He was located a short time later and once again fled the scene. Police have identified a suspect and charges for numerous offenses are anticipated.

•A constable on the way to another call came across a vehicle in the ditch. He stopped and found the driver had been drinking. He was given a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

February 26

•When police attempted to have a vehicle pull over on Erickson Road the driver sped away. The vehicle, suspected to be stolen, was found a short time later. A police dog was called in and two males were arrested in the woods nearby. They have been released with a court appearance scheduled.

•A female who was walking along Highway 3 near Canyon-Lister Road was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant in Golden. She was arrested and released with a promise to appear in court.

•Police checked 26 parked vehicles at the Kootenay Pass pullout. Five were found to have inadequate tires for winter driving and advisory notices were left on the windshields.

•A vehicle lost control on Highway 3 near Kootenay Pass, hit the snowbank on the side of the road and then came to rest on its driver’s side in the middle of the highway. No injuries were reported.

February 27

•An Alberta vehicle went off Highway 3 in the 5100 block and got stuck in the snow.

•A minor assault involving a mother and daughter on Cook Street will not result in charges.

•Police are investigating a report of a vehicle stolen from 10th Avenue North between February 17-21.