Car thefts still a recurring problem in the Valley

Columbia Valley RCMP staff-sergeant Marko Shehovac's RCMP report for the week of July 6.

June 23 0010 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment members were busy investigating a separate matter in Radium when an intoxicated male approached them requesting a ride.  The members contacted a family member to pick up the 18 year-old male. The male proceeded to interfere with the police by attempting to open the police door and also standing in front of the police car. As the male was being uncooperative and would likely do the same with the person picking him up a second call was made to the relative and advised to cancel attending the scene and that the male could be picked up in the morning at the detachment.

June 23

Radium Liquor Store reported that an unknown male stole the tip jar.

June 23 2140 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment members attended a domestic assault in the 1700 block of 10th Ave. A 39 year-old male from Calgary was arrested for assault and threats. The male will appear in Invermere provincial court September 26.

June 23 2231 hrs

As a result of a noise complaint in the 7000 block of Copper Horn Dr. in Radium, a 17 year-old male was issued a ticket under the noise by-law.

June 24 1350 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 800 block of 13th St. An iPod classic with a black face engraved “Penelope” was stolen.

June 24 1400 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a single vehicle accident on Toby Creek and Panorama Rd. A ’91 Ford Escort went off the road and rolled causing injuries to the 19 year-old driver. Citizens driving by assisted the driver.  Ambulance took the driver to the hospital for treatments.

June 24 0300 hrs

Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a disturbance on 13th St. where two males were fighting. At the time a lone RCMP member attended and attempted to break up the fight. A 28-year-old hero bolstered by his state of intoxication took a run at the officer and assaulted the officer. A number of other heros decided to interfere and were immediately pepper sprayed.

The 28 year-old male was arrested and charged with assault on police officer. The remaining two were taken to the detachment and had their eyes flushed out with water. The 28 year-old from Calgary will be returning to the valley for court. Our thanks to those citizens that interceded and assisted the lone officer until back up arrived.

June 25 1815 hrs

The detachment received a complaint of theft from a 2005 Pontiac while parked at the Radium Hot Pools. Purses with cell phones and keys were stolen. Fortunately all personal ID and credit cards were kept with the owner.

June 26 1300 hrs

Police received a report of theft from a 2004 Mustang at the Riverside Golf Course in Fairmont. A watch, wallet and two sets of golf clubs were stolen.




Invermere Valley Echo