RCMP discover marijuana at downtown Creston residence

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  • Mar. 26, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 64 calls from March 15-21, in a week that included a search warrant execution at a downtown Creston residence, Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said on Tuesday.

“Creston RCMP executed a search warrant in a residence in the 100 block of 12th Avenue North on Saturday,” Stewart said. “While no grow-op was located, officers seized more than a quarter pound of packaged dried marijuana during the search.”

March 15

•A search failed to locate a female who was reported to have been looking into a home’s windows in the 500 block of Highway 21.

•While a coroner’s investigation is in progress, police believe that the sudden death of a 57-year-old male in the 2400 block of Crawford Street was not of a suspicious nature.

•Warrants have been issued for a 23-year-old female and 19-year-old male for failing to appear in court on unrelated charges.

•A shotgun was found in the vicinity of the 900 block of Simon Road. The owner has been identified.

March 16

•A blue pickup was reported to be doing donuts in the Prince Charles Secondary School parking lot. The driver was located later and given a verbal warning, probably less severe than the one his mother promised to deliver.

•A semi was reported to have been driven erratically in the 1100 block of Highway 3. The owner of the truck has been notified.

•A red Pontiac Sunfire was reported to be speeding and passing on a double solid line on Highway 95 near Yahk. The incident was referred to the Cranbrook RCMP detachment.

March 17

•A window was smashed overnight at a residence in the 3500 block of Centre Road.

•An intoxicated 17-year-old male was taken to hospital when he was injured after falling down a hill near 25th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

•When a patrolling officer noticed a van with open alcohol the 20-year-old female driver was checked. She had been consuming alcohol and failed two roadside screening device tests. Those failures earned her a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.

March 18

•RCMP members were unable to locate a male driver of a commercial truck who reported to Kingsgate border personnel that he was suffering from food poisoning.

•The side window of a van was damaged overnight in the 300 block of 10th Avenue North. No theft was noticed.

•Police were unable to locate an intoxicated male reported to be walking on Highway 21 in the 4000 block.

•A male who was serving a jail sentence on weekends at the Creston detachment for drinking and driving arrived for his final weekend in custody. Unfortunately he had driven to the police station and was intoxicated. He faces another court appearance for violating court conditions.

•The driver of a black pickup that went off the road and hit a power pole received “a mittful” of tickets to commemorate the occasion.

•A 1989 Toyota 4-Runner was found flipped on its side in the 1200 block of Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road. The driver was located a few days later but was unable to explain how the vehicle ended up where it was.

•While police were attending to the previous item a green Dodge pickup sped by and didn’t stop when signalled to do so. He was stopped a short time afterward and failed alcohol screening device tests, receiving a 90-day driving prohibition and having his vehicle impounded for 30 days as a result. Police also found he had an arrest warrant from Alberta, but officials in that province did not want him returned.

•A 32-inch HDTV was stolen from a business in the 1100 block of Canyon Street. The investigation continues.

March 19

•There was a break and entry to a business in the 1000 block of 11th Avenue North. The investigation continues.

•A large pothole “that could swallow a small car” was reported to be under the tunnel on Lower Wynndel Road.

•A 14-year-old intoxicated male was arrested for assault with weapon in the 3500 block of Centre Road.

March 20

•An intoxicated female in the 8600 block of Johnson Road was reported to be planning to drive with a child in her car. Police arrived before she could do so and drove her to a different location for the night.

•A Kona bike was stolen from the 1900 block of Cook Street.

March 21

•A wallet with identification was reported lost in the 1600 block of Evans Road.

•A driver reported as being possibly impaired in the 1000 block of Westview Road could not be located.