Submitted by  Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Detachment Commander
Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, September 6th through September 12th, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 86 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

•On Monday, September 6th a 2022 Husqvarna dirt bike was stolen from the box of a pickup truck that was parked at Ray Brydon Park on Toby Creek Road in Invermere. The owner had gone for a walk and returned to find someone had cut the tie down straps and departed with his bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

•On Monday, September 6th at about 11:45 p.m. police received a report of a suspicious white truck parked on Wood Lane in Windermere. Members attended the area and attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the truck, however, the driver failed to stop for police. The truck was located abandoned a short time later. The license plate attached to the truck was discovered to be stolen out of Cranbrook. 

•On Saturday, September 11th at about 7:15 a.m. emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision in on Highway 93/95 in Fairmont Hot Springs. The driver of a pickup truck had struck a bridge and departed prior to the arrival of police. A female was located in the area who told police she was a passenger in the truck but did not know who the driver was. Record checks of the vehicle showed it to be uninsured along with the wrong license plate attached. 

•On Sunday, September 12th, a resident on Terravista Road in Windermere reported his 2011 grey Supra wake boat was stolen from his residence sometime overnight. The boat and trailer were recovered the following morning in Calgary. An adult male found in possession of the boat remains under investigation for possession of stolen property.