Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week March 22 through March 28, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 51 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Tuesday, March 23, at about 6 p.m., police received a report of a southbound Ford Ranger pickup on Highway 95 near Edgewater that was unable to maintain its lane and traveling below the posted speed limit. An officer located the vehicle on Highway 95 near Radium Hot Springs and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver, the officer formed suspicion the driver was operating the vehicle with alcohol in his body and a roadside breath demand was made. The driver refused to comply and as a result, was arrested for refusing to provide a breath sample and issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30-days. 

•On Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop with a white Chevrolet Equinox on Subdivision Road in Windermere. The driver was discovered to be prohibited from driving in B.C. The driver was issued an Appearance Notice to attend court at a later date and the vehicle was impounded for 7-days.

•On Thursday, March 25, a resident on Nelles Crescent in Windermere reported someone had removed a shopping cart containing empty jerry cans from the property sometime overnight. The shopping cart and jerry cans were abandoned further down the street and returned to the owner.