Submitted by Cpl. JOHN GRIERSON

In an effort to better keep the community informed the Robson Valley Regional RCMP will be providing weekly press releases to the local papers. The list is not inclusive of all calls of service the local RCMP detachments receive, but provides a cross section of what is happening in the Robson Valley.

In a rush, not so much

Aug. 23: A McBride RCMP officer stopped an Alberta vehicle travelling West on Highway 16 near Mount Terry Fox pullout. The vehicle was caught on radar speeding at 154 km/h. The Edmonton driver was issued a violation for excessive speeding and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Stolen Timber

Aug. 25: McBride RCMP received a complaint of theft of timbers from the Little Falls Pit area. It was found approximately $4,000 worth of treated lumber had been stolen sometime since the spring. McBride RCMP are seeking assistance from anyone having information regarding the offence.

Seen a saw?

Aug 25: McBride RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a residence on Columbia Street. A Ryobi cut off saw had been stolen from a shed some time between Aug. 21 – 25. Anyone having information regarding the theft may call the McBride RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Single-vehicle crash

Aug. 27: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Highway 5, south of Valemount. Valemount Fire Rescue and B.C Ambulance also attended and three occupants required extraction from the vehicle. One other occupant had managed to get out of the overturned vehicle. Two of the occupants had significant injuries and were air lifted to Kamloops Hospital for treatment. Investigation revealed the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Child’s bike stolen

Aug. 27: McBride RCMP received a complaint that a child’s mountain bike was stolen. The bike is described as a grey and orange Mongoose, and was last seen on Columbia Street. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the bike is encouraged to contact McBride RCMP.  Child’s bike stolen

Hiker gets lost

Aug 28: At 10:30 p.m. the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of an overdue hiker on the Kinney Lake Trail, Mount Robson. The hiker had gone for a hike at 10:00 a.m. An officer attended, and Search and Rescue was notified. The overdue hiker made her way off the mountain without assistance while the officer was in attendance, and no search was required. The Grand Forks lady was cold and wet, but otherwise fine.

Police seek answers re: abandoned car

Aug. 28: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Ash Street near the High School. The registered owner is from Kitimat, BC. Valemount RCMP are seeking the assistance of anyone seeing the driver of the red 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier left parked in a field near the Valemount High School since Aug. 25.