Submitted by Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander, Columbia Valley RCMP
This past week, March 23 through March 29, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 45 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.
On Monday, March 23, an individual called the RCMP to report she had fallen victim to a scam. The individual received a phone call from a person who claimed she had won some money. The victim provided her bank card number to the caller and later noticed the amount of money she was expecting to receive had in fact been transferred out of her bank account. The victim’s bank is looking into the matter.
On Tuesday, March 24, emergency services attended a commercial vehicle rollover on Highway 93 near Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a tractor trailer indicated he lost control of his truck while braking which caused him to go off the road and roll over. The driver and passenger suffered only minor injuries.
On Wednesday, March 25, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a male cutting down trees on property belonging to the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Police attended and located the male in the process of loading the wood. A resolution was reached between the resort and the male wherein the trees would be dropped off at the resort for their use.
Show of support to our healthcare professionals
On Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. the Columbia Valley RCMP along with our local Fire Departments and Ambulance Service will be showing our support to our healthcare professionals by forming a procession of lights and traveling from the Invermere Fire Department to 10th Avenue, past the Invermere & District Hospital and then onto 10th Street past the BC Ambulance Service Station. Our healthcare professionals are always there for us and we would like to salute them during these difficult times.