Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, May 3 through May 9, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 112 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Monday, May 3, three residents in the Invermere area reported waking to find someone had rummaged through their vehicles. Stolen from a vehicle parked on Ridge Drive was a set of golf clubs. A vehicle parked on 10 Avenue had a welding helmet stolen from it, and three vehicles on 12 Avenue were also rummaged through.

•On Monday, May 3, a resident on Hilltop Road in Windermere reported the theft of a 2021 Volvo XC90. The vehicle was recovered the same day in Calgary. The investigation is ongoing. 

•On Thursday, May 6, at about 1:45 a.m., police responded to a commercial transport truck fire on Highway 95 near Spillimacheen. The driver explained to police that the air pressure in his brake system had dropped and when he stopped at the pullout to inspect his truck, he discovered his trailer was on fire. The driver was able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer to prevent further spread of the fire. The fire occurred outside the fire protection zone. Nobody was injured in this incident. 

•On Saturday, May 8, a resident on Indian Beach Road in Windermere reported the theft of a blue Yamaha YZ125 from his property sometime overnight. 

•On Sunday, May 9, at 5:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Kootenay # 3 Road in Windermere. The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup explained she had swerved to avoid several deer and rolled her truck. Paramedics transported two occupants of the truck to the hospital to be assessed for minor injuries.

•On Sunday, May 9, a resident on Cordillera Avenue in Edgewater discovered someone had rummaged through his Subaru Forester vehicle and stole a wallet. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.