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.
Fuel tank damage
On July 19th the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of damage to property at a Highways maintenance yard on Highway 5 South of Valemount. An unknown person had caused damage to fuel tanks sometime in the past ten days and had stolen several items. There was no witness and the RCMP is seeking assistance from anyone with information that may help identify the culprit.
On July 20th a McBride RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop on Main Street. The officer gained grounds to believe the three male occupants of the vehicle were in breach of various court imposed conditions and all three were arrested. A search of the vehicle incident to arrest yielded a small amount of heroin and various other items related to the use and sale of drugs. The three males were later released. The driver is facing charges related to driving while prohibited and was issued a court appearance in McBride for October 7th, 2016.
On July 21st a Valemount RCMP officer located a vehicle being driven by a prohibited driver on Highway 16 West of Tete Jaune. The driver was issued an appearance notice for court in Valemount on October 7th, 2016 and the vehicle was impounded.
On July 22nd a McBride RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop of an East bound car on Highway 16 after catching the vehicle travelling at 150 km/h. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
On July 23rd the Valemount RCMP received a report of an abandoned bike on 5th Avenue near the BC Liquor Store. The bike was secured and no owner is known. Anyone wishing to claim the bike may contact the Valemount RCMP and provide a detailed description.
On July 23rd a Valemount RCMP officer was on patrol in the Tete Jaune area when he located a overturned truck in the West bound lane of Highway 16. The vehicle had crashed and the driver was found to be impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested and the officer issued a roadside driving prohibition for impaired driving. The driver received treatment at the McBride hospital.
Crescent Spur Crash
On July 24th the McBride RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Crescent Spur. It was found that the 19 year old driver had entered an S curve at a high rate of speed and then lost control resulting in the vehicle overturning. The female driver and her young son had only superficial injuries and were transported to the McBride Hospital for treatment. The driver was issued a violation for driving without due care and attention.