Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, October 16 to October 23, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 80 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On October 18 the police received a report of a vehicle stolen from a property in the Windermere area. A light grey 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 with Alberta plates went missing sometime between October 15 and October 18. The vehicle has since been located.

In the early morning hours of October 20, members responded to a vehicle fire involving a transport truck on Hwy 93 east of Kootenay Crossing. Luckily the driver and passenger were able to exit the truck after successfully disconnecting it from the trailer, resulting in only the cab burning. 

A Kootenay National Park ranger also attended and confirmed there was no danger of the surrounding forest igniting.