By Sgt. Ed deJong

Columbia Valley RCMP

This past week, March 18 to 25, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 42 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On March 18 police were dispatched to an abandoned 911 call from the Wilmer area. It was determined the person accidently dialed 911, but instead of staying on the line and explaining to dispatch that it was a misdial, the person hung up.  When this occurs, police are dispatched to ensure there is no one in danger and in need of assistance. If you accidentally dial 911, please stay on the line and explain the mistake to the dispatcher.  This will usually prevent the need for police to attend and potentially be tied up when an actual emergency is called in.

The Columbia Valley detachment staff would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Easter long weekend.  If you are travelling, be mindful to the potential of quick changes in weather and drive safe.