By Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

On May 2 an off-duty member of the Columbia Valley RCMP located a male passed out near Tim Hortons in Invermere. 

The member was able to recognize that the male was overdosing on illicit drugs and notified on-duty members, who responded quickly and administered Naloxone, reviving the male who was then assessed by ambulance personnel. 

The quick thinking of the members involved may have saved a life that day.

During the past week there has been an increase in calls regarding vehicles being entered and rummaged through with items stolen. 

The vehicles being targeted are unlocked, allowing easy access. To prevent becoming a victim of this type of crime, lock your vehicles, even when they are in your driveway, and don’t keep any valuables inside. 

If you have any information about who may be involved in this crime, call the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment at 250-342-9292.