Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

 This past week, April 12 through April 18, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 65 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Wednesday, April 14, at about 3:15 a.m., a resident in the 4800 block of Radium Boulevard in Radium Hot Springs reported seeing two individuals removing propane tanks from barbeques on the property and fleeing on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP. 

• On Friday, April 16, at about 5 a.m., police responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident on Highway 93 near Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a Jeep Compass told the investigating officer that he was northbound on Highway 93 and attempted to pull off the highway into a pull out but overshot the entrance and drove into a snowbank. The driver and passengers were uninjured. The driver was issued a violation ticket for no driver’s license and driving without due care and attention. 

•On Friday, April 16, a resident on 11 Ave. in Invermere discovered someone had rummaged through his unlocked pickup truck sometime overnight. Missing from the vehicle were the vehicle’s insurance and registration documents, which were later found nearby. 

•On Saturday, April 17, at about 10:30 a.m. Columbia Valley RCMP attended a three vehicle collision on Highway 95 near Spur Valley. Two northbound vehicles were stopped in traffic while the lead vehicle was waiting to make a left turn onto Luxor Station Road when a third vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler, collided into the back of a Honda HRV which in turn collided with the Chevrolet Silverado that was waiting to make the turn. No occupants were injured; however, the Honda HRV had to be towed from the scene.