Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 55 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Tuesday, Feb. 2 Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of two wheels from a parked vehicle in the 7500 block of Columbia Avenue in Radium Hot Springs. The theft was believed to have occurred sometime overnight on Thursday, Jan. 28. 

•On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at about 8 p.m., police received a report of a possible impaired driver in a Dodge pickup at the Radium Hot Springs pools. An officer located the suspect’s vehicle, and while speaking to the driver, the officer could smell a strong odour of liquor. The driver complied with a roadside breath demand and blew two fails. As a result, the driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and his vehicle was impounded for 30-days. 

•On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at about 1:30 p.m. Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a suspicious person walking down Highway 93 in Radium Hot Springs. An officer attended and located an intoxicated adult male who was not able to tell police where he lived. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and was held in cells until sober to ensure his safety.  

•On Friday, Feb. 5, at about 1 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with an Acura Integra on Highway 93/95 near Radium Hot Springs. The driver, who was prohibited from driving in BC, was issued an appearance notice to attend court at a later date in relation to prohibited driving. The driver was also issued violation tickets for not having a driver’s license, no insurance and no number plate. 

•On Friday, Feb. 5 at 10:45 a.m., emergency responders responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 south of Radium Hot Springs. The driver of a Ford F150 was southbound and attempted to pass a vehicle when the driver lost control of her truck and rolled the vehicle into the ditch. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.