Speeders and car thieves, and drunks, oh my!

It was an unusually slow, though not uneventful, week for the RCMP, whose members responded to 37 calls for service from February 7-13, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

February 7

• An online scam offered a Creston house for rent, but it was owned by other people who were unaware of the scam. Fortunately, no one fell victim to the fraud.

• Two separate hit and runs in local business parking lots were investigated.

• An intoxicated male reported to be walking down the middle of Highway 3 in Erickson was located by police and held in cells until sober.

February 8

• A window at a local residence was damaged but no suspects have been identified.

• Police were called to a residence to assist with a family dispute.

• Customers being rude and aggressive with restaurant staff were tended to by police officers.

February 9

• A failed attempt to break into a Yahk business was followed up by the theft of a vehicle. Investigating police found a stolen vehicle from Alberta at the scene and suspect it was abandoned by the thieves who then stole another vehicle at the Yahk site. The BC vehicle has not been located, nor have the culprits.

February 10

• Fast driver, slow learner. Just hours after being stopped for driving 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, the same driver was stopped for going 145 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The second infraction resulted in a 7-day vehicle impoundment in addition to the usual tickets. Impoundments are part of the deal for drivers who go 40 km/h over the posted limit.

• Dangerous driving charges are pending after a vehicle failed to stop for police after committing a traffic violation. The driver sped away and even drove on a sidewalk to evade police. He was eventually located at a residence and arrested. Charges also include fleeing from police.

February 11

• Mischief to a vehicle in Wynndel apparently stemmed from an altercation between two parties the night before. The investigation continues.

February 12

• A reported violent family dispute drew a visit from police, who separated the parties to avoid further problems.

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