Quiet week gives Creston RCMP a welcome break

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  • Sep. 7, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Summer must be about over. Creston police had the quietest week in months, with calls for service dropping to 76 in the week of August 29-September 4, Cpl. Gerry Sliworsky said on Tuesday.

August 29

•A 911 call from 18th Avenue South was made because of a verbal dispute in the house.

•Police were unable to locate a white Dodge pickup with BC plates reported to be driving erratically on Highway 3/95.

•Two drivers disagreed on the circumstances in which one said the other failed to stop at an intersection, nearly causing a collision on Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road.

•An attempt on 11th Avenue South to pry open a vehicle’s rear door was unsuccessful, but would-be thieves did cause damage.

•A coroner’s investigation is underway after what might be human bones were found near Highway 3A.

•A male who was assaulted with a weapon in the 400 block of 16th Avenue North required medical treatment. The investigation continues.

•Alcohol was a factor in a verbal domestic disturbance on 11th Avenue South. A female was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

•Police were called to assist hospital personnel with an aggressive mental health patient.

•Police were called to control traffic at the site of a brush fire on Highway 3A. The fire reignited several hours later and they returned to the scene.

•A semi reported to have crossed the Highway 3 centre line in Erickson was not located.

August 30

•A domestic dispute over the use of a vehicle on Sinclair Road required police attention.

•Police are investigating a recurrent complaint about noise on Goat River Road.

•A taxi driver who delivered alcohol and tobacco products to a Bodor Road residence reported not receiving payment two days after the fact. It was deemed to not be a criminal issue.

•A reported suspicious person on 8th Avenue North turned out to be a Fortis employee.

•A motorcyclist was warned after police received a speeding complaint from Highway 3/95.

•Two customers at a Highway 3 business in Erickson got into a verbal altercation that escalated to a vehicle window being broken. Police are investigating.

•Police were called about a custody order dispute on Ainsworth Avenue in Riondel.

•A male was arrested after assaulting another male on 11th Avenue South. The investigation is still underway.

August 31

•Police attended the hospital to help with a male patient who was causing a disturbance.

•Two police officers were assaulted when they attended a Riondel residence to remove an unwanted male guest. Charges are pending.

•A well-being check on Majestic Road revealed the resident was okay.

•Police are investigating a complaint about a motorcycle being forced off Highway 3A. The incident was reported two days after it occurred.

•When police received a call from 20th Avenue South about a female who was damaging items and committing an assault, they found the complainant was intoxicated and there was no evidence of a disturbance.

•A Nissan Pathfinder reportedly passing on double solid lines on Highway 3 near Irishman Creek was referred to Cranbrook RCMP.

•A reported assault by a father to his adult son at Drury Point Provincial Park is being investigated.

September 1

•Three firearms were reported stolen from a Highway 3 residence but police could find no signs of a forced entry.

•A male was arrested on Mallory Road for breaching court conditions. More charges are being recommended to Crown Counsel.

•Police were called when a female was being transported to hospital from Hillside Street.

•A found iPhone is being returned to the owner.

•Two horses were once again on Highway 3A north of Wynndel.

•A female motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a collision with a vehicle on Canyon Street. The investigation continues.

•A person reported missing from Cook Street was located the following day and was okay.

•A male who lost his wallet has been notified that it was found.

•Police were unable to locate a suspect after receiving a report about a possibly impaired driver in Erickson.

September 2

•A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Alder Street.

•The old Erickson Elementary School was vandalized with graffiti and damaged during a break-in by unknown persons. Anyone with knowledge about the incident is asked to contact police.

•Two males reportedly exchanged threats on Canyon Street.

•No damage was noted after a break-in to the old Pioneer Villa was reported.

September 3

•A female on Dogwood Street narrowly avoided a phone scam when she could only produce a debit card and not a credit card. She refused a request to send a money transfer.

•A warning letter has been sent to the owner of a vehicle reported to be speeding on Canyon-Lister Road.

•A motorcyclist suffered a broken arm when he lost control on Highway 3A near the Kootenay Bay ferry terminal.

•A large dog reported to be tied to Canyon-Lister Bridge was gone when police arrived.

•A driver reported his vehicle was damaged by a boat trailer as it was exiting from the ferry at Kootenay Bay. The offending driver was identified.

•Two people on a side x side and others on dirtbikes were reported on Highway 3A near Sirdar. They were not located by police.

•A disturbance involving three people was reported on Highway 3A near Gray Creek.

September 4

•The owner of another found wallet was contacted by police.

•Police received a report from Goat River forest service road that an ATV had rolled causing a minor injury, but found nothing when they arrived on the scene.

•A landlord-tenant dispute in Gray Creek is being investigated.

•Six youths with flashlights were caught after entering Pioneer Villa through an unsecured window. Police are discussing the matter with their parents.





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