Police report: B&E, theft at Forest Service Office

Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On October 19th Valemount RCMP were called to a disturbance that resulted from a family dispute. Police attended and all parties went their respective ways without incident.

On October 19th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed. The driver, a 43 year old Surrey male, was disqualified from driving and was arrested. The male also had an outstanding Warrant for driving while disqualified out of the Fraser Valley and was also arrested for that. A small amount of marihuana was also seized from the vehicle. The male was issued a speeding ticket and later released on a Promise to Appear in Court in Fraser Valley and Valemount.

On October 20th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and noted an odour of marihuana in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a small amount of marihuana was located and seized. The driver was released after being issued a violation ticket for speed.

On October 20th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle in town and an odour of marihuana was detected inside. The occupants were arrested and a search revealed a small amount of marihuana which was seized. The driver was issued a violation ticket and released.

On October 21st McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and noted 2 firearms in the vehicle. The driver did not have a valid Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) and the firearms were seized. Police would like to remind the public that anyone in possession of a firearm must have a valid PAL.

On October 21st McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for stunting after it was observed spinning its tires and burning out. An odour of liquor was noted on the drivers’ breath. The driver, a 36 year old Prince George male, provided a breath sample which resulting in a reading of fail. The male was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

On October 22nd McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was tracked at 146 km/h. The driver, a 28 year old female from Kamloops, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On October 23rd McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle speed and an odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle. The driver, a 38 year old Smithers male, was arrested and a search revealed a small amount of marihuana which was seized. The driver was also put through a standard field sobriety test for drugs and it was determined that he was not fit to be driving and he was issued a 24 hour driving suspension.

On October 24th Valemount RCMP received a report of a vehicle collision with a deer 40 km south of Valemount. The driver was uninjured and was able to continue on his way.

On October 24th Valemount RCMP attended an overdose call with BC Ambulance Service. A female was transported to hospital for treatment.
On October 24th Valemount RCMP attended a call with BC Ambulance after a male had broken his arm while arm wrestling. The male was transported to the hospital by BC Ambulance for treatment.

On October 24th McBride RCMP were conducting a road check on Highway 16 and entered into a drug investigation after an odour of marihuana was noted in the vehicle. The driver turned over a small amount of marihuana and which was seized for destruction.

On October 25th Valemount RCMP responded to a B&E at the Forest Service Office. A Honda ATV and several other items were taken and significant damage was done to the property. The matter is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On October 25th Valemount and McBride RCMP were conducting a joint check stop on Highway 16 with a vehicle was stopped with an odour of marihuana coming from it. Methamphetamines were also found in the vehicle. The male, a 34 year old Prince George resident, is scheduled to appear in court in February.

On October 25th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was tracked at 152 km/h. The driver, a 46 year old male from Prince George, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

On October 25th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was tracked at 163 km/h. The driver had an odour of liquor on his breath and a breath demand was made. The driver, a 41 year old Calgary male, failed a screening device and was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, a violation ticket for excessive speed, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. A small amount of marihuana was also found in the vehicle and was seized for destruction.

On October 26th Valemount RCMP attended a disturbance on 4th Avenue after a male had entered his brothers’ residence through the window. The male was not welcome and was refusing to leave. Police attended and the male left without incident to stay at another friends’ house. No charges are being pursued at this time.

The snow and cold weather has arrived and police would like to remind everyone to slow down as many collisions occur at the beginning of winter as drivers have not changed their driving habits.

Drivers should pay extra attention this weekend and be on the lookout for little ghosts and goblins as they trick or treat throughout the community. Small kids get very excited and sometimes forget to look both ways before crossing the street, so please be extra alert. Parents are asked to dress your kids in bright costumes and make sure they are wearing a light of some sort and are being well supervised. Please remind your older trick or treaters to watch for vehicles, carry a light, and exercise courtesy by not cutting across peoples’ lawns.

The Robson Valley Regional RCMP would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!