Sudden deaths and MVAs for Creston RCMP

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  • Feb. 24, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP responded to 63 calls from Feb. 15-21, Staff Sgt. Gord Stewart said on Tuesday.

February 15

•A locked parked vehicle in the 800 block of Cavell Street was broken into and a quantity of cash was stolen. The investigation continues.

•Icy road conditions contributed to a 2009 Nissan going off the road near Canyon-Lister Road and 51st Street. No injuries resulted but the vehicle had to be towed.

•Another vehicle went off of Canyon-Lister Road and again no injuries resulted.

•A purse was reported stolen at a Cook Street business. It was later found in a washroom, missing some items.

•A shoplifter was confronted in a Canyon Street business and the store’s staff retrieved items from the suspect. However, because the items were not removed from the store, no charges could be laid. The person has been banned from the store.

•A neighbours’ dispute involving children and dogs in the 3800 block of Eighth Street resulted in a call to police.

•A white truck with Alberta plates was reported to have passed a school bus while driving erratically on Canyon-Lister Road near 24th Street. The vehicle was not located.

•A school bus leaving a parking lot on Dogwood Street hit a truck that was stopped for pedestrians.

•A male was arrested for breaching court conditions in the 500 block of 12th Avenue North. He had a bail hearing and was released on a promise to appear in court.

•Police are investigating a report of a male breaching a no contact order in the 400 block of 16th Avenue North.

•A resident in the 2400 block of Cedar Street complained about receiving rude text messages.

•An 83-year-old male died suddenly in his home in the 600 block of 25th Avenue South. A coroner’s investigation is underway and the cause of death is not considered suspicious by police.

February 16

•An arrest warrant has been issued for a male who crossed the border at Rykerts illegally. He is believed to now be in Alberta.

•An 89-year-old male died suddenly in the 600 block of Cook Street. The death is not considered suspicious and a coroner’s investigation is being conducted.

•An assault complaint was received from the 1200 block of Hillside Street.

•A cellphone was stolen from a vehicle in the 1900 block of Chainsaw Avenue in Gray Creek. It was later recovered.

•A male found sleeping in a shed in the 2100 block of Elm Street reported he had the owner’s permission.

•A snowmobile collision was reported on Maryland Creek Forest Service Road near Highway 3.

•A white truck with Alberta plates was reported to be involved in suspicious activity in the 3000 block of Highway 3. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

February 17

•A female in the 800 block of Balsam Road reported a possible breach of a no contact order by her ex-partner.

•A three-vehicle accident caused by icy road conditions in the 800 block of Mallory Road resulted in minor injuries.

•A female in the 200 block of 33rd Avenue was arrested on an outstanding warrant at the request of Nelson RCMP. She was later released with a date to appear in court.

•A business in the 100 block of 15th Avenue North reported windows damaged by a pellet or BB gun.

•When a patrolling officer stopped a black pickup for speeding on Riondel Road the driver was found to have consumed alcohol. He failed a roadside screening device test and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

February 18

•Red Deer RCMP requested the arrest of a male in the 1900 block of Elm Street who has five outstanding warrants.

•Police received a call from Lower Kootenay social services that the father of an 11-year-old girl might be trying to take her out of the country. It was soon determined that the male had been arrested for impaired driving by Trail RCMP and the child was returned to the care of social service personnel.

•A resident in the 1900 block of Erickson Road reported the theft of a Visa card, which had been used by the thief in January and February.

•The owner of a summer residence in the 12800 block of Highway 3A reported a tree on the property had been cut down. There are no suspects or witnesses.

February 19

•When police responded to a report of a female causing a disturbance in the 100 block of Seventh Avenue North they found a large number of intoxicated people attending a party.

•A black 1992 Mazda flipped onto its roof when it went off Highway 21 in the 4300 block.

•A patrolling officer found that the driver of a red Chrysler Intrepid had no valid B.C. licence and issued a ticket for driving while under suspension.

•No injuries resulted when a 2010 Toyota Yaris went off of Highway 3A in the 16000 block.

•A male co-operated when police warned him by telephone not to drive when a female in the 16000 block of Hollis Road reported he was intoxicated.

•Police were unable to locate a male reported to be stumbling into traffic in the 3400 block of Highway 21.

•A female in the 3400 block of Highway 3 turned over firearms for destruction.

•A driver who left the scene of a parking lot accident in the 300 block of Helen Street was located.

February 20

•Police were called to keep the peace while a male retrieved his belongings from the 6900 block of Hollis Road.

•A female in the 1900 block of Pine Street reported receiving unwanted telephone calls.

•A 42-year-old male driving a 1998 Ford pickup was stopped by a police patrol in the 3100 block of Erickson Road. He had no driver’s licence and was already the subject of a vehicle impoundment and licence prohibition. The vehicle was towed.

February 21

•A male reported to be sleeping in a truck on Kootenay River Road reported he had found the border crossing closed when he arrived and was waiting until it opened in the morning.

•Police served a summons to a male on behalf of Kimberley RCMP.

•A black Sony Cybershot digital camera and case were reported missing from the Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club banquet.

•Police were unable to immediately locate a maroon SUV reported to be driven by a possible impaired male on Canyon Street. The 1997 Ford Explorer was found later after it went over a bank near Highway 3 and West Creston Road. The 35-year-old male driver failed a roadside alcohol screening device and was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He was also ticketed for having no insurance and using the wrong licence plates.

•A pedestrian sustained minor injuries requiring hospital treatment after being hit by a vehicle at Lyons Road and 12th Street.