In an effort to better keep the community informed the Robson Valley Regional RCMP will be providing weekly press releases to the local papers. The list is not inclusive of all calls of service the local RCMP detachments receive, but provides a cross section of what is happening in the Robson Valley.
On October 7 Valemount RCMP retrieved a found women’s mountain bike. Anyone missing a bike can get it at the RCMP detachment by properly identifying the bike.
On October 10 Valemount RCMP were called to a report of a possible impaired driver at the Tete Jaune weigh scales. The driver had an odour of liquor on his breath and was read a roadside screening demand. The driver, a 35 year old Surrey male, provided a reading of Warn resulting in a 24 hour driving prohibition.
On October 10 McBride RCMP attended a single vehicle roll over near Penny. The driver, a 36 year old Port Alberni resident, was not injured. The vehicle was totaled.
On October 10 McBride RCMP received a report of a fraudulent cheque used to purchase a snowmobile. The scam works by sending an inflated cheque for payment and then saying an error was made and asking for the overpayment to be returned. Police would like to remind everyone that in this day and age of electronic banking and internet shopping to exercise due diligence and only deal with reputable companies that you contact. Do not send money or provide any personal information over the phone or internet despite them claiming to be from your bank or relatives. When dealing with classified ads be sure you confirm who are dealing with and choose a payment that can be traced and tracked.
On October 10 McBride RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision on Mountain View Rd. The driver, who had swerved to avoid a deer, had some minor abrasions but no serious injuries.
On October 11 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding near Camp Creek. The vehicle was tracked at 149 km/h and the driver, a 33 year old Edmonton male, was issued an excessive speeding ticket for $368 and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On October 11 Valemount and McBride RCMP were called to possible sightings of an elderly male missing from Clearwater. Robson Valley Search and Rescue was activated and conducted searches of all of the roads north of Blue River with no results. Police continue to search for Lavern BOETTGER, who is believed to be driving a black 1997 Ford Ranger with a purple and blue pin stripe. If anyone has any information please contact your nearest RCMP detachment.
On October 11 McBride RCMP received a report of poachers on private property. Police attended and located two males from Kamloops hunting illegally. BC Conservation Service was advised and attended. Police seized the hunters’ hunting licences and Limited Entry Hunt papers. BC Conservation Service attended and assumed investigation of the matter. Charges are pending.
On October 11 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding east of McBride. The vehicle was tracked at 166 km/h and the driver, a 23 year old Prince George male, was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed in the amount of $483 and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On October 12 Valemount RCMP while on patrol noted several people consuming liquor in a local parking lot. Members spoke with the tour bus operator and the open liquor was returned to the rooms or dumped. As this has happened on more than one occasion the motel owner was advised that the Liquor Control and Licencing Branch would be made aware of the incident.
Police would like to remind all hunters and recreational All Terrain Vehicle users that ATV’s, Side-by-Sides, and uninsured dirt bikes are not permitted on any roads or highways. All vehicles traveling on roads and highways must be licenced and insured. ATV’s and similar vehicles are permitted on Forest Service Roads as long as they have third party liability insurance and are operated by some over the age of 16 with a valid drivers’ licence.