Corporal Brian Davie

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, May 29 through June 4, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 82 calls for service, which is within six calls for service from the year previous. Twenty-nine of these calls were investigations into Criminal Code offences. The following is a summary of some of the investigations that our officers were involved with:

On May 29, members observed a well-known individual who is a prohibited driver, Canada wide. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was arrested. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver will be seeing a judge in the following weeks. 

On May 29, members were dispatched to assist with an explosion that occurred within a residence. Assistance was provided, and the explosion was determined to be an accident involving propane.

On June 1 in the early morning hours, members were dispatched to a complaint of an intoxicated male who had what looked like a handgun. Police responded promptly and were able to safely control the situation. The male was arrested without issue and a search of his person resulted in the seizure of two imitation firearms. The investigation is continuing.

Also on June 1, as a result of numerous complaints from the public, members located a male driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. The driver was detained for this investigation and taken to the RCMP detachment for the purpose of providing a breath sample. The driver’s breath was analyzed to be 170 mg, more than double the legal limit.  

On June 2, members were dispatched to a complaint of mischief/theft at a local business. The business suffered damage to an outside pop machine, and various items were taken. The business owner was able to identify the individuals involved by way of video surveillance. The young suspects were dealt with by the police utilizing an “alternative measures” approach, resulting in the youth being able to remedy the financial loss and damage.