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

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

Man dies in Kootenay Lake boat accident

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  • Oct. 14, 2015 4:00 p.m.

A 30-year-old Fruitvale man died on the scene after a boat struck a rock in Kootenay Lake near Riondel on Sunday night.

Three other occupants were transported to hospital in Nelson when medics and police from Creston and Kaslo responded to an emergency call.

Cpl. Monty Taylor of the Creston RCMP said on Monday morning that the investigation was continuing, and that the cause of the incident is unkown at this time. In other police news, Creston RCMP responded to 66 calls for service from October 5-11, Taylor said.

October 5

•A couple walking on Corn Creek Road was approached by an aggressive Rottweiler. The dog’s owner said he was in the process of moving and had dismantled the electric fence that usually held the animal in check.

•Cows wandered on to private property near Lower Wynndel Road.

•A female was arrested for assault following an incident on 35th Avenue North. She was released on conditions.

•A report of a historical sexual assault is under investigation.

•A male reported finding speakers that were stolen from him in a local store. A suspect has been identified in the theft and the investigation continues.

October 6

•When police searched for a reportedly intoxicated male he was found safe in a residence.

•A 27-year-old female was arrested for assault after a domestic dispute on Northwest Boulevard that left a male in need of medical treatment.

•A Birch Street resident reported getting mail requesting personal information and promising a large amount of money.

•A hit and run on 20th Avenue North was reported.

•When police responded to a complaint of a large group of intoxicated people at the Kootenay River ferry landing they found no cause for concern.

•A female was reported to have made threats to her daughter’s boyfriend.

October 7

•A suicidal male was taken to hospital for assessment.

•A wallet found on 10th Avenue North is being returned to the owner.

•A vehicle owner was warned after police received a report that he has been driving a truck with no insurance.

•Police were called to the hospital to help calm an unruly patient.

•A hit and run in the PCSS parking lot was reported.

•An electronic tablet found near Millennium Park was returned to the owner.

•A Riley Road resident reported he suspects fraud after being contacted on Facebook by a female claiming to be his long lost sister.

•A person reported that his tent trailer was damaged somewhere on his drive from Fort Macleod through Creston.

•An iPhone found on Canyon Street was returned to its owner.

•A female who called police that someone was knocking on her Erickson Road residence door realized it was a friend while she was making the complaint.

•A male who reportedly made threats to an Erickson Road resident was arrested in Surrey and later released on conditions.

October 8

•A noisy party on Crawford Street was the subject of a complaint.

•An investigation into a report of a missing 67-year-old Ash Street resident revealed that she was in the hospital.

•A dog was reported stolen from a Ryan Station Road residence.

•Police assisted Nelson RCMP with a harassment investigation.

•A suspected impaired driver on Airport Road was home and not driving when police found him.

•A complaint was received about speeding commercial vehicles on McMurtie Road.

•Police could find no evidence to verify a reported break and entry to a Northwest Boulevard apartment.

•A vehicle collided with a bear on Kitchener Road. The occupants were not injuried.

October 9

•A vehicle collided with a dog on Highway 3.

•A male who might have been assaulting a female in the 9700 block of Highway 3 was not located.

•A male resident of Highway 3/95 reported receiving harassing phone calls from an ex-girlfriend.

•Three dogs attacked ducks and chickens in a Duck Creek Road yard.

•Minor damage occurred when two vehicles collided in the 1900 block of Canyon Street.

•A male was arrested on 8th Avenue South for failing to appear in court. He was held in custody pending an October 15th court appearance.

October 10

•Patrolling police officers arrested an intoxicated 20-year-old male who was yelling and swearing near Centennial Park. He was held in cells until sober.

•A female who walked down her driveway to meet a visitor tripped and fell into the arriving vehicle’s path, sustaining minor injuries.

•Police retrieved documents from a former Elections Canada employee.

October 11

•An intoxicated 18-year-old female was arrested after she starting damaging a residence on Riverview Road. She was held in cells until sober.

•A severely intoxicated 17-year-old male was taken to hospital from 8th Avenue and Cook Street.

•A Ford Explorer was damaged overnight in a hit and run on Canyon Street.


•A male and female were reported to have placed pieces of wood on railways tracks near Yahk. No damage resulted.