Cpl. Jeff Witzke
Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, November 7 through November 13, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 53 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.
On Tuesday, November 8, RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident approximately 50 kilometres into the South Kootenay National Park. A semi-tractor and trailer had rolled over, crushing the cab on the semi. The driver was not located inside the cab and it was later determined that he received a ride into town from a passerby. The driver was uninjured.
On Wednesday, November 9, BC Highway patrol was conducting traffic enforcement in the Kootenay National Park when they clocked a vehicle travelling at 168 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days and the driver was issued an appearance notice for a court date to deal with this matter.
On Thursday, November 10, RCMP were made aware of a set of mail boxes that had been broken into on Swansea Rd. as well as on the Skookum Frontage Rd. The large parcel boxes had been pried open and it appears one parcel had been stolen.
On Saturday November 12, RCMP attended a residence looking to locate the registered owner of a vehicle suspected in a theft of a propane tank. While at the property, the members on scene observed a male who was currently wanted on several outstanding warrants. The male was arrested and is currently remanded on all six of his outstanding warrants and is currently facing new charges, one for being in the possession of brass knuckles.