Submitted by ROBSON VALLEY RCMP
• On January 31st McBride RCMP stopped at vehicle at a road check and observed a vehicle with several weapons and bear spray in it. The weapons, which were assault rifles and a handgun, were determined to be pellet guns. All were relinquished for destruction. The male failed a field sobriety test and was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.
At the same check stop another male was found to be in possession of a small amount of marihuana. He was released without charge and the drugs were seized for destruction.
• On January 31st McBride RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding. The vehicle turned off its lights and accelerated away from police. Police did not pursue the vehicle due to dangerous road conditions. Jasper RCMP intercepted the vehicle and the male is facing multiple charges including fail to stop for police.
• On January 31st Valemount and McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle at a road check and the occupants were arrested for possession of marihuana. The rear passenger refused to provide his name and was arrested for obstruction. Photos and fingerprints later confirmed the identity of the male who had several outstanding warrants from Alberta and a Canada wide apprehension warrant. The male, a 20 year old Edmonton male, was remanded in custody and transported back to Alberta. He is facing new obstruction charges in BC.
• On January 31st McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed on Hwy 16 near Dunster. The driver, a 34 year old Valemount male, was travelling at 174 km/h. The male had outstanding warrants out of Dawson Creek and showed signs of impairment. He was issued a field sobriety test, which he failed. The male was released on the outstanding Warrants on a Promise to Appear and issued a violation ticket for excessive speed. Additionally he was served a 24 hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
• On February 1st McBride RCMP attended a tractor trailer jack-knifed near West Twin. The driver was evasive with his responses to police and a review of his log book showed it had not been updated. The driver, a 61 year old Saskatoon male, was issued a ticket for failing to update his log book.
• On February 1st Valemount RCMP were advised of a B&E at the Tete Jaune Scales. A laptop was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
• On February 1st Valemount RCMP attended a domestic disturbance after a report was received of an intoxicated male being assaultive and damaging property. The male had fled prior to police attendance and police ensured the safety of the victim. Charges are being forwarded for assault and an arrest warrant has been requested for the male who is believed to have fled to Alberta.
• On February 2nd McBride RCMP received a report of overdue sledders on Belle Mountain. SAR was activated and headed out the next day at first light. The two missing males were located near Dore River where they had got stuck. Neither was injured.
• On February 4th McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle for speed and arrested the occupants after an odour of marihuana was detected in the vehicle. One of the males had outstanding warrants from the NWT. Both were released without charge and the marihuana in the vehicle was seized for destruction.
• On February 4th Valemount RCMP attended a residence to check the well-being of an elderly female after her daughter had not heard from her. Police found the female deceased in her residence and BC Coroner Service was advised. No foul play is suspected.
• On February 5th Valemount and McBride RCMP conducted a joint road check at the Tete Jaune Scales. Several hundred vehicles were checked resulting in 3 marihuana seizures. One of the drivers, a 44 year old Nakusp male, had a significant amount of marihuana on him and is being charged for possession of a controlled substance. He was also issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.
• On February 7th while keeping the peace McBride RCMP learned that a 4 month driving prohibition needed to be served on one of one of the males involved. The prohibition was
served to the 34-year-old McBride male.
• On February 7th McBride RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Slim Creek. No one was injured.
• On February 7th McBride RCMP arrested a 36 year old McBride male who was wanted on
outstanding warrants from Cranbrook. The male was released on a Promise to Appear for a future Court date.
• On February 7th Valemount RCMP attended a report of a house fire with Valemount Fire Rescue. The call was a false alarm and heavy smoke was coming from the chimney as a result of pellets not feeding into the stove properly.
• On February 7th Valemount RCMP attended a single vehicle collision near Clemina Creek after a car lost control and rolled in the ditch. Neither of the occupants was injured.
Travelling criminals have been in the area committing several B&E’s in Barrier, Clearwater, Valemount, Jasper, and Edson. They are known to strike in the early hours of the morning and target vehicles, snowmobiles, and rural properties. Please ensure your vehicles, houses, out buildings, trailers, and off-road vehicles are secure. If you are going to be away have friends or family house sit or check on your property on a regular basis. If you notice any suspicious activity, especially from midnight to 6:00 AM, please contact police.