Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, June 28 through July 4, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 103 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Tuesday, June 29 at 1:20 a.m. Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a single vehicle commercial transport truck collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Emergency crews responded and discovered a southbound Freightliner truck and trailer had failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch. The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.

•On Friday, July 2, a resident on Timbermont Road in Windermere reported someone had painted graffiti on her fence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crime Stoppers. 

•On Friday, July 2, Columbia Valley RCMP was notified of a boat taking on water on Columbia Lake near Fairmont Hot Springs. Columbia Valley Search & Rescue was activated and successfully retrieved the stranded family and their boat. No injuries were reported. 

•On Sunday, July 4, at about 4 p.m., police received a report of a female passed out and possibly overdosing in a vehicle on 3rd Avenue in Invermere. Police and paramedics attended and discovered the female was having a rest in her vehicle after working all night. The driver agreed to find a friend to drive her vehicle home.