RCMP Report December 9-15th

Some of the more interesting callouts for RCMP this past week

Submitted by Sgt. Darren Kakuno

Detachment Commander

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, December 9th through December 15th, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 43 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to:

• On Wednesday, December 11th at about 1:30 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a suspicious black Nissan Armada driving around the Timber Ridge area in Invermere. An officer immediately attended the area and located the Nissan Armada. However, the vehicle fled northbound on Highway 93/95 when the officer activated his lights and siren. The officer did not pursue the vehicle out of concern for public safety. The vehicle was located later in the day abandoned in Kootenay National Park. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen out of Okotoks, Alberta.

• On Wednesday, December 11th, a resident reported a grey Volkswagen Passat was stolen from his residence on Hilltop Road in Windermere sometime overnight. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and remove the keys and valuables.

• On Wednesday, December 11th, a resident on Hilltop Road in Windermere reported his wallet was stolen out of his vehicle sometime overnight. There was no forced entry into the vehicle.

• On Wednesday, December 11th, a resident on Prospector Avenue in Radium reported someone had rummaged through her vehicle and stolen several items including a GPS unit and sunglasses. There was no forced entry into the vehicle.

• On Friday, December 13th at about 1:15 p.m., police, fire and ambulance responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident on Highway 95 near Edgewater. The driver of a Suzuki SX4 was southbound when he lost control of his vehicle and slid into the ditch. The driver was uninjured but the vehicle had to be towed.

• On Saturday, December 14th at 4:45 p.m., a Columbia Valley RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop with a GMC Sierra on Highway 93/95 near Invermere. The officer determined the driver was prohibited from driving and, as a result, arrested then released the individual on a Promise to Appear in court at a later date.

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