Submitted by Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, April 15th through April 21st, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 57 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.
• On Monday, April 15th, an Invermere resident called police to report an intoxicated friend was yelling and breaking things in their house. An officer attended and arrested the male for mischief in order to prevent the situation from escalating. The male was held in cells until he was sober.
• On Tuesday, April 16th, a resident near Greenwood Road and 62 Mile Road in Edgewater reported someone had driven through his seeded pasture, causing substantial damage. Police continue to investigate this mischief.
• On Thursday, April 18th at about 3:30 a.m., the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta called police to report he had been involved in a motor vehicle incident and had gone to the Invermere hospital to be checked over. The driver lost control of his vehicle on Highway 93/95 near Canal Flats and went into the ditch. The driver sustained minor injuries.
• On Thursday, April 18th at approximately 10:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP were advised of a hunting accident on Hawke Road between Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. Two men were hunting together when an accidental discharge of a rifle occurred, striking one of the men in the shoulder. The injured man was transported to the hospital for his injury. Police continue to investigate the incident.
• On Thursday, April 18th, a resident from Canal Flats called police to report a theft of fuel from his vehicle. The owner noticed fuel leaking from his tank and, upon closer inspection, he found a hole in his tank and suspected someone may have drilled the hole. No other reports of this nature have been received in the area.
• On Friday, April 19th at 5:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Red Apple store in Invermere. The suspect(s) gained entry to the business by throwing a rock through the front door window. Items were seized from the business for forensic examination. Anyone with any information about this break and enter is asked to the contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.
• On Saturday, April 20th at 5 p.m., police received a report of quads being driving erratically on the streets in Edgewater. Police conducted patrols but were not able to locate the individuals on the quads. The following day police returned to Edgewater to conduct further patrols and located tire marks which appeared to be from an ATV doing donuts on the public roadway. Parked in the driveway of the nearby residence were two ATV’s. The resident of the property was spoken to about safe operation of ATV’s.