RCMP Report: Tool thieves, gas-and-dash and an ATM bandit

On June 16, 2015 Valemount RCMP arrested a male and female on outstanding Warrant from Fort St John. Both were released on a Promise to Appear for Court in July.

On June 16, 2015 tools were stolen overnight from a logging area near McBride. On June 17, 2015 a theft occurred overnight west of McBride. Several power tools were taken from the work site. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 250-569-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On June 17, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of an erratic driver south bound from Valemount. The information was forwarded to Clearwater RCMP who intercepted the vehicle. The driver, a 43 year old Hinton male, was issued a violation ticket for speed and unsafe passing.

On June 17, 2015 McBride RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision involving a deer. The driver was uninjured in the crash.

On June 17, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle and an odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a small amount of marihuana was located in the vehicle and seized.

On June 17, 2015 McBride RCMP received a report of a gas and dash from a local gas station. The pump was activated prior to payment being made and the vehicle then took off after fueling.

On June 18, 2015 McBride RCMP attended a break and enter that occurred over night in Slim Creek. Several tools were taken. Police were able to gather some evidence at the scene and the matter is still under investigation.

On June 19, 2015 Valemount RCMP responded to a sudden death in town. No foul play is suspected and BC Coroner Service will have jurisdiction.

On June 19, 2015 McBride RCMP stopped a side by side UTV after it was observed driving on Hwy 16. The driver, a 25 year old Lac La Biche male, showed signs of impairment and subsequently failed a road side screening device. The driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Road Side Prohibition and his UTV was impounded for 30 days.

On June 20, 2015 Valemount RCMP received a report of theft after a bank card was taken and cash was accessed from an ATM. Police attended and arrested a 33-year-old Valemount male who was released on a Promise to Appear in Court in July.

Summer holidays have officially arrived and police would like to remind everyone travelling to plan ahead and ensure friends or family know when to expect you and how to contact you. Police throughout the Province receive multiple calls daily for overdue travelers and requests to locate people as a result of an emergency at home.

Travellers should:
Check Drive BC for current road conditions, detours, and construction
Check your vehicle prior to leaving to ensure it is in good working order
Make sure someone knows your route and when to expect you
Notify friends and family if you are delayed
Keep your fuel tank above half a tank in case you get stuck in construction or have to make an unplanned detour (this also prevent fuel pumps from overheating and burning out)
Carry lots of water and snacks for unexpected delays
Allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination
Carry a cell phone with you
If you are going to be away for a period of time ensure someone is looking after your house and checking it on a regular basis. This may also be a requirement of your insurance company.

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