Untraceable and accidental 911 calls part of Creston RCMP week

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  • Jan. 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Creston RCMP spent many hours last week attempting to track untraceable 911 phone calls, Staff Sgt. Bob Gollan said on Monday.

Six calls were routed through the Whimster Road cellphone tower, and in none of those cases were police able to get any information about the caller or the call’s origination.

Several other non-emergency 911 calls were also received, including one in which the telephone owner believed he dialed 999, and another from a minor accident in which no injuries resulted.


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In other police news, Creston RCMP responded to a total of 66 calls from Jan. 13-19, Gollan said.

January 13

•No injuries to a vehicle’s occupants resulted in a collision with a deer on 36th Avenue North.

•A break and entry to a Northwest Boulevard business was reported. Later, items stolen during the break-in were found on 10th Avenue North. The next day, police confronted a suspect, who denied any involvement. Gollan noted that there had been no similar break-ins since.

•When police investigated a report about a male camping in a field near Cavell Street they learned that he was a cyclist who travels and camps as a way of life.

•An ongoing dispute that led to a fight between two Prince Charles Secondary School students will be dealt with by the school, Gollan said.

•No injuries resulted in a three-car collision on Canyon Street, but one driver was issued a violation ticket.

•A parked truck’s window was smashed near Summit Creek Bridge while snowmobilers were out for the day.

•Thirty drivers were stopped in a vehicle check on 36th Avenue North. No violations were noted.

January 14

•A vehicle went off Mallory Road in icy conditions. The driver was issued a ticket for not being able to produce a licence.

•A female reported to be missing from her Eighth Avenue South residence was located a short time later.

•Police did not locate a “rusty older pickup truck” containing three males reported to be drinking alcohol on Canyon Street.

•Damage to a windshield on Ibbitson Street was reported, with the owner suspecting a BB gun might have been the cause.

•January 15

•A well-being check on a Highway 3 resident revealed he was OK.

•A curfew check on an Elm Street female recently released from jail found her to be at home as required.

•Police attended a Seventh Avenue South residence to assist Red Deer RCMP with a theft investigation.

•An Ibbitson Street residence reported a phone junction box outside the home had been opened.

•A male was held in prison for border personnel after he was arrested for attempting to cross into Canada with firearms.

•An Erickson Road resident complained about a suspicious vehicle shining a light on his property. Police responded that it was a squad car from which officers had noticed an open garage.

January 16

•Police were called to Pine Street to assist emergency health services personnel with a patient.

•Police assisted Nelson RCMP by arresting a male on 11th Avenue South and holding him in cells until a court appearance.

•Police assisted Nakusp RCMP by serving a subpoena to a Kitchener Road resident.

•A 911 operator requested police attend a residence where a Lifeline alarm had been activated. The operator had found the ambulance number busy for 10 minutes. The resident was eventually taken to hospital by ambulance.

•A driver sustained minor injuries when his vehicle went off the road and flipped over in icy Highway 3 conditions near Jordan’s cabin.

•Patrolling police stopped a driver when they noted that it was bearing incorrect plates. The driver was ticketed for that infraction and also for having no insurance.

•A driver who failed to stop for a secondary inspection at the Rykerts border crossing was found at home by police and escorted back to the border.

January 17

•A female who left a Highway 3 residence after a domestic dispute is being sought by police.

•A driver who was reported to be possibly impaired on Northwest Boulevard was located by police. The elderly male had not been drinking but ICBC has been notified about his driving ability.

•A 71-year-old male died suddenly in his home on Fox Tree Hill. The death is not considered suspicious.

•A small personal safe was found in a garbage can on Regina Street. Anyone missing such an item can visit the police station.

•A male reported that cash was stolen from his wallet sometime during the day.

•A well-being check on Fifth Avenue North revealed the resident was OK.

January 18

•A 16-year-old male reported missing from his Majestic Road residence in Kingsgate was located in Claresholm, Alta., the next day. A smart car, reported stolen from the Kingsgate area, was also located in Claresholm.

•Inappropriate text messages were reportedly received by a female youth on Highway 3. She was advised not to continue using Kik, a messenger service that apparently allows senders to block their identity.

•The makings of a party — fireworks and marijuana — were destroyed by the RCMP and Canadian border personnel.

January 19

•A vehicle reported to be suspicious because it was parked in a Cook Street parking lot with its windows fogged up turned out to be occupied by a male who was waiting for his girlfriend.

•Possible threats to a Wenger Road resident were reported by a third party.

•An Erickson Road resident reported his garage door was kicked in and the freezer inside was opened.

•When a Kingsgate resident reported orange flagging tape on his house, he was informed that search and rescue team members had placed the flag there to indicate they had checked the residence while looking for a missing person.

•An intoxicated male who was knocking on 11th Avenue South doors in an effort to find a friend was arrested and held in cells until sober.

•A Pine Street residence was broken into and the culprit apparently spent the weekend before moving on. No damage or theft was noted.

•A male agreed to go to his sister’s house for the night after police attended a Mallory Road residence to investigate a domestic dispute.