Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On December 14, 2014 Valemount RCMP received a report of threats via text messages. The sending party was identified and spoke with by police. Alcohol was a factor and the subject was remorseful and apologetic. No charges are being pursued.
On December 17, 2014 while conducting traffic patrols, Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and issued a violation ticket. A subsequent investigation revealed several crack pipes with drug residue on them. The pipes were seized for destruction.
On December 16, 2014 McBride RCMP received a report of theft of fuel from 2 snowmobiles. The fuel cap was damaged during the theft. Anyone with information can contact the McBride RCMP at 250-569-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On December 19, 2014 Valemount RCMP received a report of damage to an excavator on the Canoe FSR. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On December 20, 2014 Valemount RCMP attended a domestic disturbance. The female had also been in an altercation with her sister earlier in the evening. As no assault had occurred between the couple and only verbal arguing no one was arrested.
On December 20, 2014 Valemount RCMP attended a 5 car collision near Mt Robson. The driver suspected of causing the collision left the scene after being picked up by a passing vehicle. The vehicle was intercepted by Jasper RCMP and the suspect was arrested. Coincidentally the male driver who picked up the suspect driver was also arrested after a large amount of marihuana was located in his vehicle. Drug charges are pending out of Jasper for the one male and the driver responsible for the collision near Mt Robson is facing multiple charges in BC.
On December 22, 2014 police were notified of a sudden death. Police attended and located a male deceased in his residence. No foul play is suspected. BC Coroner Service has assumed control of the investigation.
On December 24, 2014 Valemount RCMP responded to a domestic assault. Upon arrival both parties were observed to be intoxicated and fighting with the female being the primary aggressor. She was taken into custody for assault and later released on conditions. She is scheduled to appear in Court in January. Ministry of Children and Families has also been made aware of the incident.
On December 24, 2014 Valemount RCMP received a report of a stolen trailer with 4 snowmobiles on it. Patrols were made, but due the time delay of the theft being reported the vehicle was gone. The trailer was located the following week in Edson without the snowmobiles.
On December 24, 2014 Valemount RCMP Valemount RCMP attended a local business after thieves attempted to steal a trailer and broke into a shed. Nothing was taken from the location.
On December 25, 2014 McBride RCMP attended a report of young female trying to hurt herself. Police attended and determined the girl, who was travelling with her mother to Alberta, was upset about having to move back to Alberta. The teenage girl was in no immediate danger and continued with her mother to Alberta.
On December 27, 2014 Valemount RCMP responded to report of an injured moose near Cedarside. The moose was dispatched by police.
On December 27, 2014 McBride RCMP were called to assist BC Ambulance with an injured sledder on Renshaw Mountain. Robson Valley Search and Rescue was activated and the sledder was transported safely out to medical treatment.
On December 28, 2014 Valemount RCMP conducted a counter attack road check for impaired drivers. The check stop resulted in a small amount of drugs being seized from two different vehicles. Based on the small amount of marihuana no criminal charges are being pursued. One of the drivers did not have a drivers licence and was believed to subscribe to the Freeman of the Land ideology thinking he does not need one. He was issued a violation ticket for no drivers licence and his vehicle was towed.
On December 28, 2014 Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was tracked going 136 km/h in the 90 km/h zone near McLennan Road despite very poor road conditions. The driver, a 28 year old Edmonton male, was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed in the amount of $368 and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On December 28, 2014 McBride RCMP were notified of sledders that gone over the side of Bell Mountain. Two had made it out, but a third was stuck at the bottom. SAR was activated and the sledder was retrieved by helicopter and treated for frost bite.
Between December 14 and 28 Valemount and McBride RCMP attended numerous vehicle collisions. The largest contributing factor was drivers failing to adjust their speeds to road conditions. Luckily none of the single vehicle or multiple vehicle collisions involved any serious injuries or deaths. Several violation tickets were issued to drivers related to failing to travel at a safe speed.
Police would like to remind the motoring public that it your responsibility to slow down and drive to changing road conditions. Even if you are only travelling 70 km/h and hit the ditch you had not slowed down enough to maintain control of your vehicle. The road is not responsible, you are.
The Robson Valley Regional RCMP would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.