Corporal Jeff Witzke
Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, August 14 to 20, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 100 calls for service.
On August 16 police were made aware of a theft of a pedal bike from a local shop in Invermere. Members were able to positively identify the suspect and with the help of the local community, the individual was located. He was arrested and the stolen bike was recovered. Charges are pending.
On August 18 the RCMP along with fire and EHS responded to a serious motor vehicle collision between a car and a motor home on Hwy 93/95 between Invermere and Radium. It is believed that one of the vehicles crossed left of centre and collided head on with the other. One person was taken to hospital in critical condition while the others were treated for minor non-life-threatening injuries. BC Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have dash cam footage of the incident to notify them as soon as possible.
Later that evening police were called to Canal Flats to deal with an intoxicated male causing issues at Flats Fest.The individual had been kicked out of the event, however kept attempting to get back in. Once police ar- rived the suspect attempted to make a run for it but was apprehended in quick order by security personnel. The suspect was arrested and lodged in cells for the evening.
On August 20 members were dispatched to a complex in Radium where some guests were reported to be intoxicated, yelling and slamming doors and were no longer welcome. Two individuals were arrested and lodged in cells for the night to prevent any further issues.