Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On May 19 McBride RCMP located a crashed pickup truck while on routine patrol. The investigation revealed the occupants had been taken to McBride hospital with minor injuries and that driver fatigue was the cause of the collision. The driver was issued a violation ticket.
On May 20 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and subsequently detected an odor of marihuana in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a small amount of marihuana was seized from the vehicle. The driver, a 26 year old Edmonton male, was issued a violation ticket for speed. No charges are pending with respect to the small amount of marihuana located.
On May 20 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and subsequently detected an odor of marihuana in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a small amount of marihuana was seized from the vehicle. The driver, a 49 year old Prince George male, was issued a violation ticket for speed. No charges are pending with respect to the small amount of marihuana located.
On May 20 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed. The driver, a 55 year old male from Qualicum Beach, was subsequently arrested on several outstanding warrants from Nanaimo. A hearing was conducted with a Justice of the Peace and the male was released on bail with a new Court date.
On May 22 McBride RCMP received a report of theft from a motor vehicle on Main Street. The thief grabbed mail from the front seat of an unlocked vehicle. Police would like to remind the public to secure you vehicle at all times, no matter how briefly you may intend to be away from it as thieves can strike at any time.
On May 22 Valemount RCMP and BC Ambulance attended a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 16 east of Mt Robson. The driver, a 73 year old Edmonton female, had fallen asleep and the vehicle entered the right ditch and struck a tree. Both occupants were transported to Jasper with non-life threatening injuries.
On May 22 Valemount RCMP responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress with a knife. Police responded and arrested a 20 year old Valemount female for assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, and uttering threats. The injured female was transported to the Valemount clinic and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accused female was remanded in-custody by a Justice of the Peace and transported to Prince George Regional Correction Centre pending additional Court appearances.
On May 23 Valemount RCMP, BC Ambulance, and Fire/Rescue responded to a head on collision near Lucerne Lake. An east bound semi crossed the center line and struck a west bound pickup truck. Several witnesses were identified at the scene and confirmed the tractor trailer had been driving erratically. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor, but fatigue is suspected. The driver was issued a violation ticket and the injured pickup driver was transported to Jasper and then Edmonton for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
On May 24 Valemount RCMP received a report of phone scam. The complainant received a call from a company called People Solutions Research Group who deposited money into her account. Con-artists continue to develop new ways to scam unsuspecting people. Once they have your bank account information they can use it for illegal purposes and for money laundering purposes. They take money from someone, deposit into another person’s account, and then move it around so it becomes difficult to trace. Please be wary of any phone calls or e-mails you receive from unknown parties telling you they want to give you money. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Keep your personal information guarded.
On May 25 McBride RCMP and BC Ambulance attended a report of a sudden death at a local motel. An elderly male guest had a heart attack and passed away. No foul play is suspected and the investigation remains with BC Coroner Service.
On May 25 Valemount RCMP responded to a domestic disturbance. Both parties had been drinking and arguing. An assault could not be confirmed, but a male was taken into custody for being drunk in public and held in-custody until sober. The 30 year old Valemount male was released in the morning without charges.