Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On December 8, 2014 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding near Mt Robson. The driver, a 29 year old Surrey male, was suspended from driving. He was issued a violation ticket for speed and given an Appearance Notice for Driving while Suspended and is scheduled to appear in Court in March. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On December 8, 2014 Valemount RCMP attended multiple unrelated collisions 30 km south of Valemount involving commercial vehicles. The collisions were attributed to rapid changing weather and road conditions. No one was injured and no charges were laid.
On December 9, 2014 Valemount RCMP responded to a disturbance on 14th Avenue. An intoxicated female had been arguing with a family member and was now outside yelling in the street. Police attended and the female was cooperative. Arrangements were made with another family member to take charge of and care for the female. No charges are being pursued at this time.
On December 9, 2014 Valemount RCMP responded to multiple unrelated collisions near Moose Lake. A tractor trailer unit struck a parked tractor trailer unit and 10 km away a tractor trailer unit struck a minivan. A jeep YJ also rolled 1 km east of the rest area. No one was injured in any of the incidents, but the collisions did cause Hwy 16 to be closed for several hours while tow crews cleaned up the incidents. Charges were laid against the driver of one of tractor trailer units for failing to keep right.
On December 9, 2014 McBride RCMP attended multiple collisions near the Goat River Bridge. One vehicle was off-road and a second incident involved a Jeep and a tractor trailer unit. Minor injuries were reported from the 2 vehicle collision.
On December 10, 2014 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle on Main Street. The vehicle was unlicenced and uninsured. The driver was issued a violation ticket and was allowed to proceed was insurance was put on the vehicle.
On December 10, 2014 McBride RCMP conducted counter attack road checks for impaired drivers in the area. No violators were found.
On December 12, 2014 Valemount RCMP received a complaint around 1:00 AM of a snowmobile being driven up and down Cranberry Lake Road. Police were unable to immediately attend. Police ask that snowmobilers be respectful of their neighbours and follow the rules of the road. Unlicenced motor vehicle cannot be driven on public roads at any time. New legislation for off-road vehicles in now in place allowing them to cross public roads once properly licenced. Details can be found at the ICBC website or at your local ICBC dealer.
On December 12, 2014 Valemount RCMP received a report that a dog had been abused. The investigation revealed that the report was unfounded and the dog was found to be in good health.
On December 12, 2014 Valemount RCMP located 2 Alberta males smoking marihuana in a snowmobile trailer. A small amount of marihuana was seized. No charges are being pursued at this time.
On December 12, 2014 McBride RCMP conducted a road check near Mountainview Road. Several open liquor seizures were made and violation tickets were issued. Two drivers had to provide breath samples into a roadside screening device. Both were within the legal limit.
On December 13, 2014 McBride RCMP received a report that Christmas lights had been stolen off of a tree on Columbia Street. If anyone has information they are asked to call the McBride RCMP at 569-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On December 13, 2014 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after it failed to stop at a stop sign on the frontage road. The driver, a 53 year old female from Valemount, showed signs of impairment and provided a sample of breath into a roadside screening device resulting in a FAIL reading. The driver was issued a violation ticket and a 90 day driving suspension and fine and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On December 13, 2104 McBride RCMP attended and dispatched a moose after it had been struck by an unknown vehicle. The moose was removed by highway crews.
On December 13, 2014 McBride RCMP received a report of a fraud that occurred. In a typical internet scam a male befriended a local resident and then provided a hard luck story about being owed money. The suspect then mailed a cheque to the victim, had them deposit it, and then wire the cash overseas. The cheque then comes back as counterfeit a couple of days later and the victim is now out $17,000.
Police would like to again remind everyone to never send money in the mail or via wire to people you have only met on-line or on the phone. Con artists are very good at what they do and are able to gain your confidence through promise of a reward or out of a sense of helping someone down and out. Details of many scams are outlined on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Web Site at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca. Police encourage everyone to visit this site and educate themselves. Everyone states that this could never happen to them, but there are new victims created everyday as Con Artists get more and more creative finding new ways to overcome objections, even claiming to family members in trouble with police needing bail money. Always be suspicious of people you have never met face to face.