Corporal J. Witzke

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, April 24 through April 30, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 55 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On April 24 police received a report of a theft of vehicle. The vehicle stolen is a Grey 2005 Nissan Xterra. At the time of writing, the vehicle was still outstanding. The RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for the vehicle and to contact the local detachment if located. 

On April 24 the RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision near the Copper Point Golf Course. 

The driver of the vehicle failed to navigate the bend in the road and drove straight into the ditch. Thankfully, no one was injured. The driver was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care. 

On April 25 police received a call from a concerned citizen stating their dog had gone missing and now someone is calling them demanding money in return for the dog. 

There was no caller ID and when asked to send pictures of the dog for proof, the caller hung up. The RCMP are of the belief that this was a scam likely originating from outside of Canada. 

The dog owner posted an online missing poster with a phone number attached which is likely how the fraudsters got the contact info. In this case the dog owner recognized this was a fraud and never sent any money.