Submitted by Robson Valley RCMP
On January 4th Valemount RCMP recovered a burnt out pick-up truck and ATV near Loseth Rd. Police have confirmed them as stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On January 5th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling north bound for no daytime running lights. The driver, a 54 year old Eagle Bay male, was arrested after an odour of marihuana was detected in his vehicle. A search revealed a small amount of the drug which was seized along with several other pieces of drug paraphernalia for destruction. No charges are pending at this time.
On January 5th McBride RCMP stopped arrested a male at a check stop after an odour of marihuana was detected in in his vehicle. The driver, a 24 year old Prince George male, was released without charge after a small amount of marihuana and pipes were found in his vehicle. All items were seized for destruction.
On January 5th McBride RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and determined the driver, a 26 year old Prince George male, was prohibited from driving in Canada. The male was arrested and a search of the vehicle revealed loaded .22 magazines in the vehicle which he was also prohibited from being in possession of. The male will appear in McBride Court in April to face charges of Driving while prohibited and breach of recognizance.
On January 6th Valemount RCMP were advised that a male stole a bottle of liquor from the BC Liquor store. The male, a 40 year old Whitehorse resident, was located the next day and arrested for theft. The male was released on a Promise to Appear and hours after his release stole another bottle of liquor from the Cold Beer and Wine store. The male was located a short time later and arrested again. The male was held in custody by a Judicial Justice of the Peace and transported to Prince George Regional Correctional Facility to attend Court on January 11th.
On January 6th Valemount RCMP attended a sudden death on Loseth Rd. The matter was not suspicious and believed to be a medical issue. BC Corner Service has assumed the investigation.
On January 6th McBride RCMP conducted a road check for impaired drivers. During the road check a 23 year old male from Olds Alberta was arrested for no insurance. Police conducted checks on the male and learned he was breaching conditions to not leave Alberta. Further breach charges are also pending after a large machete was located in the vehicle which the male is also prohibited from possessing. A stolen ID was also found on the male who is facing multiple charges of breach and possession of stolen property. The female passenger in the vehicle was also arrested for breaching conditions she is bound by.
On January 6th McBride RCMP attended a head on collision between two vehicles just east of Dunster. An east bound vehicle was passing a commercial transport when it was met with a west bound car with only one headlight. The vehicle suffered extensive damage and both drivers were injured. Neither of drivers was impaired. Each of the drivers was issued violation tickets for factors contributing to the collision including unsafe pass and improper lights.
On January 7th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for no tail lights and arrested a male driver after an odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle. A small amount of marihuana was found and seized for destruction. The 38 year old Hixon male was released without charge.
On January 8th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and subsequently arrested the occupants for possession after the smell of smell of marihuana was detected on the vehicle. A search revealed a small amount of marihuana and the occupants were released after the driver was issued a violation ticket for speeding.
On January 9th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle a vehicle after it was observed travelling at 152 km/h and passing on double solid lines on Hwy 5 near Tete Jaune. The driver, a 58 year old Coquitlam male, was issued violation tickets for excessive speed, drive without consideration, and cross double solid. His vehicle was also impounded for 7 days.
On January 9th McBride RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle on Hwy 5 near Tete Jaune after it was observed speeding. The vehicle accelerated away from police driving at dangerous speeds at the Junction of Hwy 5 and 16. The vehicle description was provided to Jasper RCMP who also unsuccessfully attempted to stop and spike belt the vehicle. The vehicle was then intercepted by Grande Prairie RCMP where it was successfully spike belted and stopped. Two males were taken into custody after fighting with police and will be facing numerous Motor Vehicle Act and Criminal charges in BC and Alberta.
On January 9th McBride RCMP attended a domestic disturbance. A 34 year old McBride male was later arrested for assault and uttering threats. The male was held in custody and transported to Prince George to face multiple charges of assault, uttering threats, and weapon offences.
On January 10th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was observed coming into Valemount near the Visitor Centre at 135 km/h in the posted 70 km/h zone. The driver, a 32 year old Saskatoon male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his rental vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
On January 10th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was observed travelling at 148 km/h on Hwy 5 near Tete Jaune. The driver, a 33 year old Sherwood Park male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.