Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP

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.

During the afternoon of February 16, McBride RCMP attended to a disturbance the Husky Service Station. An adult female bought a package of cigarettes and then place them in her pocket while the clerk was not looking. The female then claimed she did not get her cigarettes becoming argumentative and irate with the clerk. In order to get the suspect to leave, the clerk just gave her another package of cigarettes. Unfortunately, the female suspect managed to scam the establishment which is typical of persons who carry out fraudulent type of crimes such as this. The female suspect is described as having brown hair, aged 30 to 40 years, wearing a hoodie and jeans. If anyone has information regarding this incident and can identify the suspect, they are asked to contact Cst. Todd Learning of the McBride RCMP at (250)569-2255.

On the evening of February 19, McBride RCMP attended to a residence along King Street after the owner heard it get shot at by a hunting arrow which resulted in damage to the siding. While searching for any suspects in the area, police further discovered a yearling deer that was also shot with an arrow nearby. An adult male came forward to authorities and with the assistance of BC Conservation Officers, this male confessed to shooting the deer that he claimed suddenly became aggressive toward him. The adult male was charged for various offences under the Wildlife Act, however weapons charges under the Criminal Code are not being considered at this time by police. Considering this was a residential area, thankfully nobody was hurt or seriously injured during this careless act.

During the early morning of February 22, McBride RCMP were called to a local hotel after an adult male called for police help since he was in an argument with a friend. The male caller was complaining that his friend would not unlock their snowmobile trailer to get a sled out. So, the complainant felt this warranted a call to the police. Since police were busy with other higher priority matters, the officer subsequently followed up with the parties involved and determined that they had resolved their indifferences as mature grown adults. Alcohol was found to be a factor in this matter.