100 Mile House RCMP responded to 77 complaints and calls for service during the past week.
Slowing them down
During the past week, two drivers from outside the 100 Mile House area were charged with excessive speeding and had their vehicles impounded for seven days.
The speeds were 65 km/h over the posted speed limit.
On May 27, 100 Mile RCMP responded to an abandoned 9-1-1 call from a property on Hardy Road near Forest Grove.
When officers responded to the property, they cleared the structures. While no one was located at the property, there was a marijuana grow-op discovered in one of the outbuildings.
More officers were called in to assist. A search warrant was obtained pursuant to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and executed later that morning. More than 400 healthy, mature marijuana plants and various pieces of pot-production equipment were seized from the property.
The investigation into this matter is continuing.
Over the limit
On May 26, a vehicle approached 100 Mile Traffic Services members who were assisting at another investigation on Fawn Creek Road near Lone Butte.
When the driver was spoken to, an odour of liquor was detected and he admitted to having consumed liquor. An approved roadside screening device was administered and the result was a fail.
The driver was detained and returned to the 100 Mile House detachment where two breath samples were obtained of 210 and 200 mg%. He was released from custody on a promise to appear with a court date in August.
Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit will be recommended to the Crown against a 35-year-old 100 Mile House area man.
Theft over charge
On May 25, 100 Mile RCMP received a report that a stolen vehicle from Quesnel may be in the 6000-block of Fawn Creek Road near Lone Butte.
A male suspect’s name was provided and he was located in proximity to a stolen Dodge Neon, which was confirmed as having been stolen from Comeau Road in Quesnel. He was subsequently arrested and held in custody overnight.
Charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 will be recommended to the Crown against a 20-year-old Prince George man.
Nervousness a giveaway
On May 25, police were conducting routine patrols in downtown 100 Mile and an officer observed a male attempting to cross Highway 97 and almost get hit by a motorist.
The man was approached by the officer and suspect acted nervous. Although he initially provided a false name, he was subsequently identified by another party and admitted to his correct identity.
The 55-year-old Lower Mainland man had outstanding warrants for theft and assault out of Abbotsford. He was arrested and remanded into custody to appear before a judge in Williams Lake.
On May 25, 100 Mile RCMP were conducting an impaired driving check stop on Spout Lake Road north of Timothy Lake Road.
The male driver of a Plymouth Caravelle with Alberta registration attempted to avoid the check stop and lost control of the vehicle putting it into the ditch. Currently from the Lac la Hache area, he displayed gross symptoms of impairment and had open liquor in the vehicle.
He was detained for impaired driving and returned to the 100 Mile House Detachment. Two breath samples were obtained of 210 and 200 mg%. The 46-year-old male also had outstanding arrest warrants from Abbotsford for driving while prohibited and 10 charges from other Lower Mainland areas for driving, drug and firearms offences.
He was remanded into custody on the outstanding warrants and transported to appear in court in Williams Lake.
Speeding without licence
On May 21, 100 Mile Traffic Services stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 97 at 87 Mile.
While conducting the speeding investigation, it was learned that the male driver from Southbank had not held a valid driver’s licence for more than seven months and was a vehicle impound candidate. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
The driver was issued a violation ticket for speeding and driving without a licence.