Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On November 2nd Valemount RCMP Received a report that sometime over the weekend windows were smashed out at a local building on 7th Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Between November 2nd and 3rd a welder was stolen from an unlocked shed. Police would like to remind the public to secure their houses and out buildings as thieves will generally target unlocked buildings as crimes of opportunity. Serial numbers for valuables should also be stored in a safe location for reference.
On November 4th McBride RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision at the West Twin Bridge after a tractor trailer unit lost control downhill and jack-knifed hitting the cement barricades. The driver was not injured.
On November 5th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Red Pass on Hwy 16. A tractor trailer had lost control on snow covered roads and rolled onto its side in the ditch. The driver and passenger were transported to the Valemount Clinic for back and neck pain.
On November 5th Valemount RCMP attended a report of an unwanted guest. Police attended the residence and later spoke with the house guest who agreed to move out. No charges are being pursued at this time.
On November 5th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision on Shale Hill on Hwy 16 after a vehicle hit the ditch. The driver, a 60 year old Alberta male, had an odour of liquor on his breath and was read a road side breath demand. He subsequently provided two breath samples resulting in a FAIL reading and was issued a 90-Day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On November 5th McBride RCMP responded to single collision near Penny on Hwy 16. The driver has swerved to avoid a deer and then over corrected losing control. The driver was uninjured.
On November 7th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision after a pick-up truck hit a power pole on Main Street. The collision knocked down power and communication lines and the driver had fled the scene. The driver was later located and issued violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act for Driving without Due Care and Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.
On November 7th Valemount RCMP received a report of an overdue male after he had left to attend a party near McBride. Patrols were made. The male later returned home safely after staying at the party later than expected.
On November 7th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after two snowmobiles were observed to be insecure. An odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle and the occupants were arrested. A small amount of marihuana was located and seized for destruction. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for an insecure load.
On November 8th a suitcase was turned into the McBride RCMP detachment after it was found on the service road. The suitcase can be retrieved at the McBride detachment by the owner after positively identifying it.
On November 9th Valemount RCMP received a report of possible impaired driver north bound into Valemount. The vehicle was located and did not initially stop for police. The vehicle was boxed in and stopped by police. The driver, a 48 year old Vernon male, was arrested for Fail to Stop for Police and was overtly impaired. He subsequently provided breath samples at the detachment in excess of the legal limit. The driver was also prohibited under the Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act from driving. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The male is scheduled to appear in Court in Valemount on February 4th on multiple charges.
On November 9th McBride RCMP received a Warrant from the West Shore RCMP for a male residing in the McBride. The male was located and arrested and later released by a Judicial Justice on $500 bail with a new Court date in Coldwood, BC.
On November 9th McBride RCMP attended a verbal dispute after a male had locked a female out of the house. Police confirmed that children were okay and after speaking with both parties confirmed no criminal offence had occurred in this instance. Ministry of Children and Families advised of situation for follow-up with the family.
On November 9th McBride RCMP were called to a report of a possible suicidal male. The male was cooperative with police and attended the hospital where he was admitted for medical treatment.
On November 10th McBride RCMP attend a collision between a moose and a tractor trailer near Legrand Road. The tractor trailer did not sustain any damage, but the injured moose needed to be dispatched.
On November 12th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle roll over on Hwy 5 south of Valemount. The driver was no injured and declined medical treatment from BC Ambulance Service.
Sometime overnight on November 12th vandals drove onto the Valemount Secondary school grounds and tore up the field with a vehicle by driving erratically. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On November 12th Valemount RCMP attended a two unrelated single vehicle collision near Moose Lake after two pick-up trucks lost control while braking. The vehicles were towed out and were drivable from the scene. The drivers were uninjured.
On November 12th McBride RCMP assisted the Northern Health Environment Officer by serving a cease and desist order on a local resident with respect to illegal and unsanctioned tattooing at her residence.
On November 12th McBride RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Dunster. A vehicle had lost control on a straight section of highway. The uninjured driver, a 43 year old Valemount male, was issued a violation ticket for inadequate tires and failing to produce his Driver’s Licence.
On November 13th Valemount RCMP were called to an argument between two truck drivers at the Tete Jaune Scales. A collision had occurred near Moose Lake after the lead truck pulled out to pass a vehicle while the second truck was already attempting to pass it. The two semi’s made contact causing damage to both, but both stayed on the road and were drivable. The lead driver, a 46 year old Abbotsford male, was issued a violation ticket for unsafe lane change under the Motor Vehicle Act.
On November 13th Valemount RCMP received a report after the fact of a SUV hitting the ditch near Moose Lake. The vehicle had been towed out and the driver, a 45 year old Edmonton male, felt that he could still safely drive the vehicle despite extensive damage to the roof and windshield. Police attended and the driver was issued a Box 1 Inspection removing the vehicle from use until it could pass an inspection. The driver then had the vehicle towed back to Alberta.
On November 13th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Bone Creek on Hwy 5. A vehicle had spun out and went down a small embankment. No one was injured and the vehicle was towed out.
On November 13th McBride RCMP attended a single vehicle tractor trailer incident oat the West Twin Bridge. The truck had spun out and was in need of a tow. No one injured and no damage was sustained to the vehicle.
On November 13th while conducting a counter attack road check for impaired drivers, McBride RCMP noted an odour of marihuana coming from a vehicle. The three occupants were all arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marihuana which was seized for destruction. No charges are pending at this time. During the check stop another vehicle was also noted to have an odour of marihuana and both occupants were arrested. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia. A loaded shogun was also in the vehicle and the driver was issued a violation ticket under the Firearms Act.
On November 14th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding. An odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle and the occupants were arrested for possession of a controlled substance. A large quantity of marihuana was seized from the vehicle along with cocaine and a set of brass knuckles. Both males are facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, and several breach charges.
On November 15th Valemount RCMP received a report of a B&E that occurred at a residence south of Valemount over the past couple of weeks. Several tools and firearms were taken. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP or Crime Stoppers.