Submitted by Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, August 27th through September 2nd, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 87 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.
• Sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th, two Pelican kayaks were stolen from an area near the Radium mill. One of the kayaks was yellow with a white bottom and the other was orange with a white bottom.
• On Tuesday, August 28th, a resident of Windermere reported his white 2016 Mercedes SUV was stolen from his residence on Holland Creek Ridge Road sometime over the night. The owner had left his keys in the unlocked vehicle as well as two sets of golf clubs. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.
• On Tuesday, August 28th, a resident of Fairmont reported someone had gone through his vehicle overnight and stolen four pairs of sunglasses and numerous CDs. Although the owner thought he locked the doors there was no damage to the vehicle to indicate any forced entry.
• On August 28th a resident of Windermere reported someone had gone through his unlocked pickup truck overnight and stolen his wallet. The owner’s wallet was later recovered in Canmore. Police continue to investigate.
• Also on Tuesday, August 28th, at 6 p.m., police received a report of a male checking vehicle doors in the parking lot of the Best Western in Radium. There was no description provided for the suspicious male. Patrols were made of the area but the male was not located.
• On Friday, August 31st at 1:40 a.m., officers responded to a report of a customer assaulting staff at the Horsethief Creek Pub in Radium Hot Springs. Upon arrival, officers arrested a 54-year-old male who was being restrained by staff members. The male was transported to cells where he continued his aggressive and belligerent behavior. The investigation is ongoing.
• On Sunday, September 2nd, an Invermere resident reported his 2005 blue Toyota Corolla was stolen from his property on 13th Avenue. The unlocked car was stolen sometime between 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 1st and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 2nd. Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Valley RCMP.
Children are back to school this week and Columbia Valley RCMP are reminding motorists that school speed zones are back in effect. The speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Drivers are also reminded that when a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing, drivers in both directions must stop. The fine for passing a school bus with its lights flashing is $368.
Have a safe back to school week and congratulations to all the parents for making it through another summer.