‘Not much excitement’ for Creston RCMP

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  • Jun. 27, 2011 3:00 p.m.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart’s last week in the commanding officer’s chair in Creston won’t go down as his most dramatic one.

“Lots of lost licence plates and false alarms — not much excitement, I’m happy to report,” he said on Monday.

Creston RCMP responded to 93 calls from June 13-19, he said.

June 13

•A Chevrolet Cavalier initially reported as stolen from the 3900 block of Highway 3 turned out to have been taken without consent. It was later returned undamaged.

•A Fuji S15 digital camera and other items were stolen from a carport in the 16000 block of Highway 3A. No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

•Police checked out the well-being of a homeless man on behalf of the Cranbrook Salvation Army. He appears to be doing OK.

•After numerous complaints about speeders, including the driver of a white pickup truck, in the 2100 block of Canyon-Lister Road, police will be increasing enforcement levels in the coming weeks.

June 14

•A complaint of a dog biting a person in the 3300 block of Erickson Road has been referred to the SPCA.

•Police were on hand to keep the peace while a town bylaw officer served documents to a dog owner in the 200 block of 20th Avenue South.

•Police kept the peace while a male retrieved belongings from a residence in the 600 block of Eighth Avenue South.

Minor damage resulted in a hit and run when a red Jeep Wrangler was hit by a red vehicle in the 300 block of 15th Avenue North.

June 15

•A black Specialized Hard Rock bike with gold trim was found in the 1900 block of Cedar Street.

•Windows of a pickup truck were smashed overnight in the 1000 block of Monrose Road.

•Police are investigating an incident in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue North in which a male reported his car windows were broken and oil was poured on the vehicle’s interior.

•A resident reported that money wired to South America never arrived at its destination.

•Police seized a small amount of marijuana and issued one written warning while checking 100 vehicles on Northwest Boulevard and Canyon Street. Two roadside screening device checks were made for alcohol consumption levels, but both drivers passed the test.

June 16

•Charges are pending against a male in the 600 block of 11th Avenue South who broke a court-ordered curfew.

•Police received a complaint from Saskatchewan about a dispute over the ownership of a truck and trailer.

•A caller reported finding crow feathers “in a cult-ish design” in the 4200 block of 48th Street.

•Twelve unwelcome cows were reported to be in a garlic field in the 400 block of Davis Road.

June 17

•A small window was broken at the Creston Museum, but no entry was gained.

June 18

•A female in the 3200 block of Highway 3 reported receiving a threatening text message.

•A blue Dodge Caravan was reported in the ditch on Highway 3 near Kootenay Summit, but no driver or passengers were in the area.

•A white Chrysler Intrepid struck a cherry tree in the 600 block of 33rd Avenue South, then drove off before police arrived. The investigation continues.

•A female was reported to have assaulted a male in the 3500 block of Riverview Road. The female’s mother also reported being assaulted.

June 19

•When a mother reported that her adolescent son was away from home and intoxicated, police located him and drove him home.

•A wallet and camera were reported stolen from a Ford pickup in the 500 block of Cook Street.

•No theft appears to have taken place in a break and entry to a business in the 200 block of Northwest Boulevard.

•A hunter in the 6400 block of Highway 3A placed his 22-rifle on his vehicle trunk lid, forgot about it and then drove off. The rifle is now missing.

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