Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, May 30 through June 5, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 71 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

• On Monday, May 30 at about 11 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 4th Street and 7th Avenue in Invermere. An officer attended and learned the driver of a Dodge pickup truck was making a left turn onto 7th Avenue and struck a pedestrian’s shoulder with the truck mirror. The pedestrian was not seriously injured. The driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

• On the evening of Tuesday, May 31, an officer was conducting patrols in Invermere and noticed two unoccupied pickup trucks with enclosed utility trailers parked near the boat launch on Athalmer Road in Invermere. Upon further inspection, a black Ford F150, a black Dodge Ram pickup and two utility trailers were confirmed to be stolen from other jurisdictions. A search of the stolen trucks and trailers revealed stolen property inside the trucks and trailers as well as suspected controlled substances. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the trucks and trailers is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

• On Thursday, June 2 at about 6:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93/95 near Wilmer Pontoon Road. The driver of a Dodge pickup lost control of the truck and drove into the ditch and down an embankment. The driver was not injured but the truck was not drivable and had to be towed from the scene.