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.

Pay attention or pay the price
Sept. 14: Valemount RCMP received a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Highway 5 South of Valemount. There were no injuries. The driver lost control after a brief moment of inattentive driving.

Coroners called again
Sept. 15: McBride RCMP received a request to assist the B.C. Ambulance Service. It was found a 73-year-old McBride man had passed away from general medical issues. The B.C. Coroners Service was advised.

Another speedy Albertan
Sept. 17: A McBride RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle speeding at 149 KM/H on Highway 5 near TĂȘte Jaune. The Alberta man was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Exciting night leads to interesting morning
Sept. 18: Valemount RCMP responded to a call of an intoxicated male passed out in the hallway of a local hotel. An officer attended and located a male from Mission B.C. who was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The male was lodged in cells until sober and released without charges.

Reckless driver now without vehicle
Sept. 18: a McBride RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a male for following to closely to another vehicle. The Alberta man was issued a violation ticket. It was found the male was a vehicle impound candidate and was to be served a notice of driving prohibition under the Motor Vehicle