Submitted by Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, February 18th through February 24th the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 51 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.
• On Monday, February 18th, a resident on 3rd Avenue in Invermere reported finding a swastika symbol scratched into the driver’s side door of his vehicle. The damage was believed to have occurred sometime on Saturday, either at the Kinsmen Beach or on his driveway. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.
• On Wednesday, February 20th at 5:30 a.m., police and Radium Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near the Setetkwa golf course. A grey Dodge Caravan had gone off the highway and down an embankment. Police located the driver at his residence with only minor injuries.
• On Saturday, February 23rd at about 11:30 p.m., a motorist reported finding a male lying in a ditch on Highway 93/95 near Fairmont Hot Springs. An officer attended and spoke to the intoxicated male. The man was not able to explain where he lived so he was arrested and held in cells for his safety.
• Columbia Valley RCMP responded to eighteen false or abandoned 911 calls last week. To prevent false 911 calls, remember to lock your keypad before you place your cell phone in your pocket or purse. Keep cell phones out of the hands of children, even deactivated cell phones can make 911 calls. If you inadvertently dial 911 please stay on the line and speak to the operator.