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.
On August 9th a Valemount RCMP officer conducted a stop of a vehicle which was found to be speeding at 163 km/h on Highway 5. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding.
On August 10th a McBride RCMP officer was conducting patrols in the Dore River area and came across a thirteen year old girl driving an unregistered ATV on the road. The girl was stopped and it was found the ATV belonged to her father. The parent attended and admitted he had allowed the girl to drive the un-registered vehicle on the roadway. A violation was issued to the parent and the ATV was removed.
On August 11th a McBride RCMP officer conducted a stop of a speeding vehicle on Highway 16 near Walker Creek. The officer found that the driver was in possession of a small amount of marihuana. The drugs were seized and no charges are being forwarded.
On August 12th the McBride RCMP received a request for assistance from the BC Ambulance Service at the Dunster Music Festival. A male from New Zealand was suffering the effects of a suspected drug overdose. The male was transported to the McBride Hospital for treatment. It is unknown what controlled substance the male consumed.
On August 12th McBride RCMP officers conducted a road check for impaired drivers on Highway 16 near Dunster. During the check a male from the Yukon was found to be in possession of marihuana and to be driving while impaired by the drug. The man was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition for driving while impaired by drugs and a small amount of marihuana was located and seized.
On August 12th a McBride RCMP officer conducted an impaired driving investigation on Highway 16 near Dunster. The officer found that a Dunster man was driving while impaired by alcohol. The officer conducted a roadside screening test to which the man failed. A 90 day immediate roadside driving suspension was issued and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
On August 13th the Valemount RCMP received a complaint of three found bikes on 7th Avenue. Two of the bikes were identified to their owners and returned. The owner of the third bike is unknown. Anyone wishing to claim the bike may contact the Valemount RCMP and provided a detailed description.
Agitated & intoxicated
On August 13th the McBride RCMP received a complaint of an agitated and intoxicated male at the Dunster Music Festival. Officers attended and found that event security had detained a male after the male refused to leave the event. The male was removed from the event.
On August 15th the McBride RCMP received a complaint from Canada Post that several postal boxes had been pried open in McBride. It was not known if any mail had been stolen. The RCMP is seeking the assistance of anyone who may have information regarding the incident.