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

Quiet Creston RCMP week included three sudden deaths

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  • Feb. 2, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP members weren’t unusually busy last week, but responding to calls about three sudden deaths did classify as unusual, Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday.

“I’m pretty sure that doesn’t happen too often,” he said.

January 25

•Horses were reported to be at large in the 5400 block of Highway 3A.

•Thieves stole cash and licence plates in the first of two break-ins to a Collis Street business.

•A 78-year-old male died while out for a walk near his Gray Creek home on Highway 3A. The death appears to have been from natural causes.

•A large volume of unwelcome emails from an ex-partner to a 16th Avenue North resident constitutes criminal harassment, Hammond said.

•No injuries were reported after a driver backed into another vehicle while parking near 10th Avenue North and Canyon Street.

•An employee thwarted a break-in attempt to a Collis Street business. The suspect fled in a vehicle.

January 26

•Police were called to a seniors care facility to help with an aggressive patient.

•An entrance door lock to a Northwest Boulevard business was glued shut.

•A 94-year-old male died suddenly in his Beam Road residence.

January 27

•Police were called to an Ash Street residence about a mental health issue.

•A complaint was made about an elderly driver running a red light on Northwest Boulevard.

•A vehicle passed a school bus displaying flashing lights on Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road.

•A vehicle driving at excessive speeds was reported on Aldrich Road at Highway 21.

•A female was arrested following a report of domestic violence on 16th North, then released on a promise to appear.

•A small amount of marijuana was found in an elementary school.

•When police saw a male driving on Erickson Road they recognized him from a recent visit to a residence, where he was clearly intoxicated. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of more than .08 and was charged with impaired driving.

•An abandoned bicycle was reported at a Helen Street business.

January 28

•A suspicious person reported near a vehicle on Alder Street was not located.

•An 88-year-old male died suddenly in his Birch Street home of apparent natural causes.

•A purse with a wallet, cash, bank and ID cards was stolen during a break-in to a residence in the 6000 block of Highway 3A.

•Police assisted Kelowna RCMP with an investigation by attending a 23rd Avenue North residence.

•A fence was kicked and a shed door pried open on 15th Avenue North. The shed was empty.

•A driver suffered cuts and scrapes when a block of ice tumbled from a cliff and struck his windshield on Highway 3 15 kilometres west of Creston.

•Police were unable to locate the source of a suspicious noise reported on Scott Street.

January 29

•A vehicle went off the road and into trees near Wiebe Road at Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road. No injuries were reported.

•An identification card lost in Germany was reported.

•Police were unable to locate a vehicle that was reported to contain possibly stolen items.

•Icy road conditions contributed to a vehicle going off Highway 3A and into a ditch. There were no injuries.

January 30

•Police conducted a well-being check on 24th Avenue North and found the resident to be OK.

•A debit card was reported lost in the 1100 block of Canyon Street.

•Rocks were reported on Highway 3A near Kuskonook.

•A report of a possibly impaired driver on Highway 3 east of Creston was forwarded to Cranbrook RCMP to keep a watch for the vehicle.

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