Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, Oct. 18 through Oct. 24, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 101 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

• On Monday, Oct. 18, a resident on Hewitt Road in Edgewater reported a Champion generator was stolen from his property sometime overnight. On Saturday, Oct. 23, the generator was located on a property in Edgewater and returned to the rightful owner. The investigation is ongoing.

• On Tuesday, Oct. 19, at about 8:40 p.m., an officer was conducting patrols in Fairmont Hot Springs and stopped a BMW 335XI for speeding. While speaking to the driver, the officer formed suspicion that the driver was operating the vehicle with alcohol in her body and read a roadside breath demand. The driver complied with the demand and blew a fail. As a result, the driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition, and her vehicle was impounded for 30-days.

• On Thursday, Oct. 21, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a suspicious red van in Spur Valley which had departed northbound on Highway 95. The investigating officer followed up with the registered owner, who discovered that the van, stored in Invermere, was missing and presumed stolen. The van was found abandoned in Golden later the same day. The investigation is ongoing.

• On Saturday, Oct. 23, at about 5 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision at the roundabout in Radium Hot Springs. A commercial transport truck, while in the roundabout, had struck a Honda CRV. The driver of the commercial transport truck was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield on a left turn. No injuries were reported, but the Honda CRV had to be towed from the scene.