Released by: Cpl. Jeff Witzke 

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, January 8 through to January 16, The Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 54 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

On January 12, RCMP received a report of a fraud that occurred at one of the local resorts. They resort had received a booking done over the phone where the guest provided a credit card number. The same guest called back to then cancel the reservation but have the money refunded on a different credit card. The credit card company is now disputing the charge and is it deemed to be a fraudulent transaction. 

In the early morning hours on January 14, RCMP were dispatched to numerous reports of a multi vehicle collision approximately 10 kilometres (km) north of Simpson River in Kootenay National Park. Members attended the scene and observed what appeared to be four separate collisions with approximately 10 vehicles involved. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported. Road conditions were a major factor in these conditions. 

In the early morning hours on January 15, RCMP were dispatched to a disturbance at a hotel where a possible domestic assault had occurred. Members attended the location and were able to locate and identify the persons involved. Evidence did suggest a minor assault had occurred, however the victim was not cooperative with the police. The parties were separated for the remainder of the night. Alcohol was a contributing factor.