Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On February 23, 2015 Valemount RCMP responded to a domestic assault. A 60 year old Alberta male was arrested and later released on conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Court on March 5.
On February 23, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of 3 causing a disturbance at a local hotel. When police arrived the males had returned to their rooms and were behaving. No charges are being pursued at this time.
On February 24, 2015 Valemount RCMP attended a loud party complaint. The owner of the residence was directed to turn down the music and shut the party down. The owner agreed and guests departed on foot.
On February 24, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of unwanted contact bordering on harassment. Police located and spoke with the 68 year old Dunster male and warned him that any future contact with the complainant would result in criminal charges.
On February 24, 2015 Valemount RCMP found an iPod while on patrol. As the owner had labelled the device with his name police were able to return the property to him. Police would like to encourage the public to engrave or label their names on all similar property and to maintain a list of serials numbers for all electronics they own.
On February 24, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of threats. All parties were spoken to and all of the parties involved were warned about the language they choose. Any future incidents may result in charges.
On February 25, 2015 Valemount RCMP stopped a snowmobile south of Valemount. The male showed signs of impairment and failed an approved screening device. The 23 year old Alberta male was detained and subsequently provided breath samples at the detachment more than 1.5 times the legal limit.
On February 26, 2015 McBride RCMP were called to a residence after an intoxicated female did not leave. Police attended and had BC Ambulance Service check the female before transporting her home.
On February 27, 2015 Valemount RCMP were conducting a road check on Hwy 16. A vehicle had an odour of marihuana in it and the driver, a 17 year old Alberta male, was issued a 24 hour suspension from driving under the motor vehicle act and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marihuana which was seized for destruction. Another vehicle through the road check also had an odour of marihuana in it. The driver was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a small amount of marihuana was located in the vehicle. No charges are pending at this time based on the small amount. The drugs were seized for destruction.
On February 27, 2015 McBride RCMP received a report of a possible overdue snowmobiler. Police attended the Renshaw area and located the male’s truck. The male was later confirmed to be off the mountain and ok.
On February 27, 2015 McBride RCMP responded to a collision between an SUV and a cow on Hwy 16. The driver was not injured in the collision, but the cow had to be put down as a result of being injured.
On February 28, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of vandalism at a residence in town. The house was being renovated with several items outside to go to the dump. The vandals smashed up the debris and although no monetary damage was done they did create a big mess for the home owner to clean up. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-267-8477.
On February 28, 2015 a local male was intoxicated and causing a disturbance in town. Police attended but the male had left the area prior to police arriving. The complainant did not wish to pursue charges at this time. Police located the male the following day and warned him to stay away from the complainant and that any future incidents will result in charges.
On February 28, 2015 Valemount RCMP responded to a traffic incident on Hwy 5. A truck had passed a car and the driver left his high beams on causing the truck to stop on the highway in front of the car. The car then drove around the truck. The truck then sped up and passed the car again. Both Alberta males were spoken to about their behaviour, but neither wished to pursue charges against the other.
On March 1, 2015 Valemount RCMP observed a vehicle stopped at a rest area south of Valemount. Police stopped to check on the well-being of the occupants when an odour of marihuana was detected. Both occupants were arrested and later released without charges after a small amount of marihuana was located in the vehicle.
On March 1, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding after it was observed travelling at 131 km/h. The driver, a male, was unable to produce his driver’s licence and computer checks revealed he was to be served an Unlicensed Driver Prohibition. The male was served his prohibition along with a violations ticket for speed, failing to produce licence, and driving contrary to his restrictions. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On March 1, 2015 McBride RCMP attended a collision involving a deer east of town. No one was injured in the collision. Police would like to remind all motorists that with low snow levels more wildlife is out on the Highways and to slow down and give yourself time to react should an animal run onto the roadway.
In February Valemount and McBride RCMP conducted several road checks for impaired drivers and other offences. March is designated as distracted driver month. Police will be conducting patrols and check stops to ensure drivers are not using their cell phones.