by ROBSON VALLEY RCMP
On February 8th Valemount RCMP received a report of a stolen pick-up and snowmobile from a local hotel. The vehicle and snowmobile were recovered the next day south of Valemount and examined by PG Forensic Identification Section. The matter is still under investigation.
On February 8th Valemount RCMP were advised of a B&E at the service yard in Mount Robson and at a cabin south of Valemount. Several small household items were taken. PG Forensic Identification Section attended and examined both scenes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Valemount RCMP at 250-566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On February 8th Valemount RCMP responded to an assault at a residence on 7th Avenue. An 18 year old male was taken into custody without incident and transported the Clinic under the Mental Health Act. The male was transported to PG Hospital for further assessment after being released on a Promise to Appear. The male is facing charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Uttering Threats.
On February 9th a McBride male failed to attend the McBride detachment to sign in as required by conditions. The male was arrested on February 10th and given a court date for Breach charges.
On February 9th McBride RCMP were conducting a road check at the Tete Jaune scales when a driver had an odour of liquor on his breath. The male was given a road side screening device test which resulted in a reading of .028. Although the driver was below the legal limit he is bound by a no alcohol condition and was arrested for Breach. The male was later released on a Promise to Appear.
On February 10th Valemount RCMP attended several collisions near Mount Robson after several personal and commercial vehicles had hit the ditches. No one was injured in any of the incidents.
On February 11th Valemount RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located and the driver, an 18 year old Valemount female, was read a demand for a breath sample. The female was unable to provide a suitable sample of analysis after multiple attempts and was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample which resulted in a 90 day driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impoundment.
On February 11th McBride RCMP attended a B&E at the airport after a private hangar was pried open. Nothing was reported stolen.
On February 11th McBride RCMP conducted a road check and found brass knuckles and a large knife after the vehicle was searched for drugs. The items were seized for destruction and no charges are pending at this time.
On February 13th Valemount RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed driving erratically. The driver, a 26 year old Valemount female, was read a road side breath demand which resulted in a FAIL reading. The female was given a 90 day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On February 14th Valemount RCMP attended a B&E at the Mount Robson service yard. Some small tools and household items were taken. A stolen truck stolen from Edson earlier in the day was recovered at the scene.
On February 14th thieves cut a lock on a trailer parked at a local hotel and stole it with 2 snowmobiles inside. Anyone who notes unusual activity in the area between midnight and 6 AM is asked to call police.
On February 16th McBride RCMP attended domestic disturbance and learnt that a male had assaulted his common-law wife. The male had fled the scene. Police attended. The male was later located after he had sent texts of him attempting to cut his own wrists. The male was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and committed to hospital. The male, a 34 year old McBride resident, is facing charges of Assault, Theft, and Driving While Prohibited.
On February 17th police responded to report of a suspicious truck near 17th Ave. Police conducted patrols and located the vehicle in town. The driver, a 45 year old Valemount male, displayed overt signs of impairment and was detained for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The male attended the police detachment and provided breath samples of more than double the legal limit. The male is scheduled to appear in Court on April 7.
On February 18th Valemount RCMP received a report of an erratic driver on Hwy 5. The vehicle, a tractor trailer, was located and the driver was issued a violation ticket for passing on a double solid line.
On February 21st Valemount RCMP received a report of 2 B&Es at seasonal properties near Mt. Robson. Nothing was noted to be taken from the one cabin despite several valuables being present. From the other cabin a gun safe was taken with miscellaneous hunting rifles in it. Police would like to remind the public to not leave firearms in unattended buildings. A trailer that was stolen from Barrier earlier in the morning was recovered at the scene.
On February 21st McBride RCMP stopped a vehicle after it was observed travelling at 173 km/h on Hwy 16 east of McBride. The driver, a 31 year old Prince George male, was issued a violation ticket for excessive speed in the amount of $483 and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
With travelling criminal passing through several communities along Hwy 5 and 16 police would like to remind the public to be vigilant of locking doors and having someone check your property on a regular basis if you are going to be away. If any houses are unattended for a lengthy period of time, precious valuables and firearms should be stored in a safe location. If anyone observes suspicious activity in the area please call police with as much details about the circumstances and description of the vehicle or subjects as possible.
On February 24th a Valemount RCMP officer stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 5 near Camp Creek. The vehicle was travelling at over 145 kilometers per hour. The Alberta male who was driving was issued an excessive speeding violation and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
On February 24th a Valemount RCMP officer stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 5 near Camp Creek. The vehicle was stopped after being caught on radar at over 145 kilometers per hour. The officer detected the odour of marihuana in the vehicle and two Nova Scotia females were arrested. A search located a small amount of marihuana and a large amount of cash. The females were later released. The driver was issued an excessive speeding violation and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
On February 26th the Valemount and McBride RCMP conducted a road check on Highway 16 near the Tete Jaune weigh scales. During the check an officer entered into an obstruction and driving while prohibited investigation after it was identified two occupants of a commercial vehicle had switched spots to conceal who the driver was. As a result the vehicle was impounded, the driver was issued a violation ticket and the males were issued Appearance Notices to appear in court in Valemount.
On February 27th the McBride RCMP received a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Walker Creek. The driver lost control on an icy road surface and overturned in the ditch. Two occupants were taken to the McBride Hospital for minor injuries.
On February 27th members of the McBride RCMP in conjunction with members of the Tete Jaune CVSE conducted a road check on Highway 16 at the weigh scale for an eight hour period. During the police action officers issued two Immediate Roadside Suspensions, one 24 hour driving prohibition for being impaired by drugs, arrested a male for obstruction and breaching conditions of his recognizance and made three different drug seizures. Various charges are being forwarded.
On February 27th the McBride RCMP found an Alberta male driving without a valid drivers licence on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune. The male was found to be a vehicle impound candidate. The male was issued a two month driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.
On February 28th officers of the McBride and Valemount RCMP Detachments conducted a road check on Highway 16 near the Tete Jaune weigh scales. During the check a Prince George male was arrested after being found in possession of approximately 10 pounds of dried marihuana. The male was later released to appear in court on June 9th in McBride on charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and obstruction. Also during this road check two impaired driving by drug investigations were conducted. In both cases a field sobriety test was used to determine the drivers were not affected by the consumption of drugs.
For snowmobile rescues, see separate story here.