Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, December 13 through December 19, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 56 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

• On Monday, Dec. 13 at about 8:45 a.m. emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Windermere. The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup lost control of his vehicle and slid into the ditch. Although the airbags deployed, the driver did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed from the ditch.

• On Wednesday, Dec. 15, a green 2004 GMC Sierra pickup was reported stolen from St. Joseph Street in Radium Hot Springs sometime overnight. Residents are reminded to ensure their vehicles are locked and keys are removed.

• On Thursday, Dec. 16, police were advised that someone had damaged a light fixture and a security camera on an outbuilding on Kootenay Road #3 in Windermere. Officers reviewed the security video footage and were able to identify the suspect. An adult male was arrested for mischief the same afternoon and released on conditions to attend court at a later date.

• On Thursday, Dec. 16 police located a stolen blue 2008 GMC pickup on a property on Kananuk Road in Windermere. The truck had been reported stolen out of Radium Hot Springs on December 12. The truck was returned to its lawful owner and the investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday, Dec. 18 at about 3 p.m. emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Fairmont Hot Springs. The driver of a Honda Civic was following a snowplow when it was struck from behind by a GMC Sierra pickup. Both vehicles came to rest in the ditch. None of the occupants sustained serious injuries and arrangements were made to have the vehicles towed from the ditch once it was safe to do so.