Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On Monday August 25th, the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of an overdue traveller that had not been heard from since the previous evening. The motorcyclist was last seen at a local hotel and had not contacted his spouse that evening or before departing in the morning which was out of the ordinary for him. The motorcyclist was located in Kamloops safe where he had stayed for the evening. This is a good reminder to have a system in place for when you are travelling of where you plan on staying and to check in along the way so that family members don’t worry about a worst case scenario.
On Monday evening the Valemount RCMP is notified of a single vehicle collision on 7th Avenue where a male backed out of a driveway at a high rate of speed and crashed into a vehicle across the road. The male driver was located and issued Violation Tickets for No Drivers Licence and Drive Without Due Care under the Motor Vehicle Act. Damage to the vehicles was minor.
Later that same evening, the Valemount RCMP responds to a report of an intoxicated male who had assaulted and uttered threats towards another male at the Super 8 Hotel. The intoxicated male was located and arrested and lodged in cells until he was sober and able to care for himself. The victim did not wish to lay charges in the matter.
On Wednesday the Valemount RCMP attended to a two vehicle collision on Highway 16 near Lucerne Lake. A male driver attempted to pass a semi- truck and was unable to complete the pass safely as he struck an oncoming vehicle that was travelling east bound. The driver of the vehicle making the pass entered the ditch and rolled onto its roof while the second vehicle suffered major front end damage and the driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released. The driver making the pass was issued a Violation Ticket for “Fail to Complete Pass Safely” under the Motor Vehicle Act.
On Friday the Valemount RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 5 near the Chappel Creek snowmobile parking lot. Both vehicles were travelling south when a bear ran out in front of the first vehicle that slammed on its brakes to avoid a collision with the bear. The second vehicle was unable to stop in time on the wet roads and rear ended the first vehicle. The RCMP wishes to remind motorists to give yourself extra room between vehicles when travelling in adverse weather conditions as the stopping distance increases substantially on wet roads.
In the early hours of Friday August 29th, the McBride RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter where two unknown occupants entered a residence and bear sprayed the two occupants. The two occupants suffered injuries consistent with having been bear sprayed and were treated at the McBride Hospital. The police believe this to be a targeted attack and do not believe that this was a random incident. If anyone has information on this incident the McBride RCMP would like to speak with you and if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).
While making routine patrols in the Whiskeyfill Road area, a male driving an unlicenced dirt bike proceeded to pass by a fully marked police vehicle while doing a catwalk. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was found to have consumed alcohol before driving his bike. The dirt bike was impounded for 7 days under the stunting legislation and the driver was issued a Violation Ticket.