Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 14 at about 3:30 p.m., the driver of a Plymouth Caravan failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 93/95 near Fairmont and rolled the vehicle into the ditch. The driver suffered minor injuries and a passenger in the van was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at about 11 p.m., police received a report of a truck driving off Columbia River Road in Fairmont. An officer attended and, while speaking to the driver, formed suspicion the driver had consumed alcohol and read a roadside breath demand. The driver refused to provide a breath sample and as a result, was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was held in cells until sober and released the following morning.
  • On Saturday, Feb. 19 at about 11:15 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols in Windermere when he observed a stolen Nissan Titan parked at a residence on Subdivision Road. A suspect was arrested at the scene for outstanding warrants. The investigation is ongoing.
  • On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 19, Columbia Valley RCMP officers conducted a road safety check on Laurier Street and Panorama drive for approximately 3 hours. Approximately 250 vehicles were checked. One violation ticket for no driver’s license was issued.
  • On Sunday, Feb. 20 at about 5 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 in Windermere. The driver of a pickup truck was northbound when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled into the ditch. The driver was not injured.