Robson Valley RCMP Report May 2015: Dynamite, drugs and destruction

By: Robson Valley RCMP

On Monday May 4th the Valemount RCMP were notified of an old box of dynamite that had been located after an old shed was being cleaned out. The dynamite was reported to be in deteriorating condition due to its age. The RCMP explosives disposal unit attended and properly disposed of the dynamite and blasting cord. In this case, the dynamite was determined to be very volatile due to its condition and age and required to be handled and disposed of by trained experts.

Later that same day, while on routine patrol on Highway 16 a silver Mercedes was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped after being clocked travelling at a speed of 156km/hr in the posted 100 km/hr zone. The driver from Alberta was issued a Violation Ticket for excessive speeding which carries a fine of $386.00 and had his vehicle impounded for 7 days.

On the same day, the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of youths breaking windows at an abandoned building on Juniper Street. The two local youths were later located and admitted to breaking the windows and apologized for doing so. Due to the age of the youth, charges are not being recommended and parents were advised of the incident.

On Tuesday May 5th, a north bound vehicle on Highway 5 near Blackman Road was observed travelling at a very high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was stopped after a speed of 147km/hr was obtained on the radar unit in the posted 100km/hr zone. The female driver from British Columbia was issued a Violation Ticket for Excessive Speeding and had her vehicle impounded for 7 days.

On Saturday May 9th, a north bound vehicle on Highway 5 near Camp Creek was observed travelling at a very high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was stopped after a speed of 156km/hr was obtained on the radar unit in the posted 100km/hr zone. The male driver was issued a Violation Ticket for Excessive Speeding and had his rental vehicle impounded for 7 days.

On Sunday May 10th, the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a male who was breaching his court order not to contact his ex-wife. The male was found to have sent numerous emails and called by telephone. A warrant has been requested for the male’s arrest.

During the past week the McBride RCMP conducted 4 check stop. Numerous drug seizures were reported as a result of the check stops.

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