Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On Monday February 16th, the Valemount RCMP responded to a report of a male threatening others with a sledgehammer at a local hotel. Upon police arrival all parties had separated and it was determined that the cause of the threats were a group of individuals who were drinking and partying in the parking lot and keeping other hotel guests awake. Alcohol was a factor in the disturbance.
On the same day, the Valemount RCMP received a driving complaint involving a pickup truck that was travelling north on Highway 5 that passed a semi-truck on a solid line and almost caused the semi to go off the road as it cut the driver off when it completed the pass. The suspect vehicle was located and the driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Illegal Pass on Laned Highway, No Insurance and documentation to remedy his vehicle defects.
On Wednesday February 18th, a member of the Valemount RCMP was on patrol when a pickup truck was observed to leave the local hockey rink at a high rate of speed and the rear end fish tail. The vehicle was stopped and the member entered into an impaired driving investigation as the driver showed signs of being impaired by alcohol. The driver provided breath samples both in the “Fail” reading indicating a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. The driver was issued a 90 Day Immediate Driving Prohibition and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
On Friday February 20th the Valemount RCMP was notified of a suicidal male who had left his residence and had made concerning remarks regarding his wellbeing. The male was located and apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was taken to the Valemount Medical Clinic where he was assessed by a doctor.
On Saturday February 21st, the Valemount RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision involving a commercial vehicle that had its trailer disconnect and ended up in the west bound ditch. The incident happened on Highway 5 near Chappel Creek. No injuries were reported and the trailer suffered minor damage and was towed from the location.
On the same evening, the Valemount RCMP was notified of a male who had just attended a residence and threatened the home owner with a 2×6 piece of lumber. The male was located at his residence and was arrested and held in jail due to his level of intoxication. The male was released the following morning on numerous conditions with a future court date.
On the same evening, the McBride RCMP responded to a report of 10-15 people fighting at a local bar. When police arrived the main instigators had already left the bar in a taxi. Alcohol was clearly a factor in the incident and no injuries were reported.
On Saturday evening while on routine patrol a member of the McBride RCMP observed a pickup truck pulling a snowmobile trailer disobey a traffic control device on the Frontage Road in front of the Husky gas station. The vehicle was stopped and the driver showed signs of impairment by alcohol and an impaired operation of a motor vehicle was initiated. The driver provided breath samples both with “Fail” readings which indicated that the Alberta male had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. The driver was issued a 90 Day Immediate Driving Prohibition and had his truck impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued a Violation Ticket for No Insurance, Fail to Obey Stop Sign and Fail To Produce Out of Province Registration.