On Aug 25 Valemount RCMP stopped an Alberta vehicle traveling at 160 kph in the posted 100 kph zone. The driver, a 23 year old male from Edmonton, was issued a VT for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On Aug 27 Valemount RCMP received a report of a canoe floating on Moose Lake. Police attended and a short while later two stranded canoeists were located on the far side of the lake. The canoe had been swept away in the middle of the night.
On Aug 27 while on routine patrol Valemount RCMP came across 3 males with open liquor on 6th Ave. The liquor was seized and destroyed and the males were warned with respect to having open liquor public and that future incidents could result in a fine.
On Aug 29 Valemount RCMP received a report of theft of gas. Police responded and found the suspect vehicle south of town on Whiskey Fill Rd near Hwy 5. The occupants, a 35 year old female and 23 year old male from Surrey, were both arrested for theft. Other stolen property was recovered from the vehicle from Jasper. Both are facing charges of theft and possession of stolen property and are scheduled to attend Court in Valemount on Nov 7.
On Aug 31 McBride RCMP responded to a report of domestic violence. A 67 year old McBride male was arrested for assault and is scheduled to appear in Court in McBride on Sept 12. The male is also appearing with respect to previous common assault charges stemming from an incident on July 27.
On Aug 31 McBride RCMP received a report of a possible suicidal male from Prince George in the area. The male was located and apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to Valemount hospital where he was assessed by a Doctor.
On Aug 31 Valemount RCMP stopped a BC vehicle traveling at 160 kph in the posted 100 kph zone. The driver, a 38 year old male from Richmond, was issued a VT for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On Aug 31 Valemount RCMP dealt with a driver who was showing signs of alcohol consumption. The driver, a 38 year old Valemount male, was read a breath demand and subsequently blew a WARN into a roadside screening device. The male was issued a 3 day driving suspension and fine.
On Aug 31 and Sept 1 Valemount RCMP in partnership with BC Conservation Service conducted patrols on Kinbasket Lake during the Fishing Derby. Numerous boats were checked and found to have deficiencies with respect to licencing and safety regulations resulting in several violation tickets and warning notices.
On Sept 2 Valemount RCMP received a report of an assault on 7th Ave. Police located and arrested the suspect nearby. A 49 year old Valemount male was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Court in Valemount on Nov 7 with respect to assault charges.
On Sept 2 Valemount RCMP stopped a Manitoba vehicle for traveling at 157 kph in the posted 100 kph zone. The driver, a 34 year old male from Winnipeg, was issued a VT for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On Sept 4 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for no insurance. A homemade licence plate was seized off the vehicle. The driver, a 31 year old McBride resident, attempted to block the police officer from removing the plates from the vehicle and was arrested for Obstruction. She is scheduled to appear in Court in November on MVA charges of No driver’s licence, no insurance, and criminal charges of Obstruct a police officer.
On Sept 4 Valemount RCMP along with Valemount Fire/Rescue and BC Ambulance Service responded to a single vehicle collision 22 km south of Valemount near Albreda. The driver, a 22 year old Victoria resident has fallen asleep at the wheel and rolled down a 30 foot embankment. The male was released from hospital with only minor injuries.
On Sept 4 while investigating the above noted collision a tractor trailer unit went past police at 100 kph failing to slow to 70 kph as required by MVA legislation. The vehicle was subsequently stopped. Neither driver had accurate log books. Both drivers were taken out of service for eight and 72 hours and issued several violation tickets under the MVA.
On Sept 6 Valemount RCMP attended a residence in Tete Jaune after an elderly female was found dead inside. There were no signs of foul play and the death appears to be an apparent suicide. The BC Coroner Office has assumed control of the investigation.
On Sept 6 Valemount RCMP received a report of a male streaking near the Swift Creek rest stop. The male left prior to police arrival at the scene.
On Sept 7 McBride RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive male at the Sandman Inn. The male, a 71 year old Houston resident, was deceased at the scene from what appears to be natural causes due to pre-existing medical conditions. The BC Coroner Office has assumed control of the investigation.
On Sept 7 McBride RCMP responded to complaint of a male refusing to leave a residence. Police attended and the male was arrested for refusing to leave and breaching his Conditional Sentence Order. The male, a 38 year old McBride resident, was remanded in custody by a Justice of the Peace and transported to Prince George to appear before a Judge Sept 9.
On Sept 7 McBride RCMP responded to a complaint of a male refusing to leave a local pub. The male, a 45 year old Prince George resident, left on his own prior to police attendance, but was later located in his hotel room and warned that should he leave his room while intoxicated he would be arrested and placed in jail for the evening.
Police would like to remind all drivers that school is back in session and to use extra caution around schools and playgrounds. Police will be conducting extra enforcement in school zones for back to school along with a September enforcement campaign targeting seatbelts and distracted driving. Please leave your cells phones alone and focus on driving.
Submitted by Darren Woroshelo Robson Valley RCMP