By Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, January 8 to January 15, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 47 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On January 10 police responded to a report of a truck upside down approximately three kilometres north of Radium Hot Springs on Hwy 95.  

Police attended and learned the driver had braked to avoid a deer and lost control of the dump truck on the icy road.  The driver was alone and uninjured in the crash. Highway maintenance was advised by police and the roadway was sanded to avoid further incidents.  

The Columbia Valley RCMP responded to two reports of scams that involved the delivery of packages.  The victims received a text message stating their packages had not been delivered due to an outstanding delivery charge and were asked to click on a link (one FedEx and one Canada Post).  

Once the link was clicked, they were instructed to enter their banking information to pay for the charge. The scammers used this information to access their funds and defraud them of their money. 

If you receive these types of texts, refrain from clicking on any provided links and contact the company through their posted phone number on their official website.

On January 12 the Columbia Valley RCMP were advised that community mailboxes had been broken into in the Castlerock community, the Pineridge community, and the Copper Point community sometime overnight.  

If anyone has any information regarding these break-ins, please contact the Columbia Valley RCMP at 250-342-9292.