Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

On February 23 police responded to a break and enter in progress in the 1700 block of 7th Avenue.  Four individuals were located and arrested in the residence or fleeing from the residence. Two of the suspects were found to be in possession of firearms and are currently in custody pending further court appearances.  This was a targeted event and there is no further risk to the general public.

Over the past week police have located and seized an amount of suspected stolen property. If you have had tools recently stolen and have not reported to police, please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to determine if we have your property.

Further to the media release by Cpl. Grandy regarding the arrest of a school teacher from David Thompson Secondary, police would like to clarify that the school and the school district were involved in the investigation from the start and the teacher was put on leave immediately after the allegations came to light. Once our investigation determined that charges were applicable an arrest was made.

As a reminder to all drivers in the Columbia Valley, the octagonal red signs are not merely suggestions. You are required to come to a complete stop before proceeding (or turning) through the intersection. Failing to obey a stop sign comes with a $167 fine and three demerit points.