Police busy with residential issues

Creston RCMP responded to 61 calls for assistance from March 6-13, Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

Creston RCMP responded to 61 calls for assistance from March 6-13, Staff Sergeant Ryan Currie said on Tuesday. It was an unusual week that didn’t involve drivers under the influence of alcohol.

March 6

• Property was damaged in a collision in town involving a semi and a bus stop.

March 7

• A house cat believed to be shot with a pellet gun was reported as a possible animal cruelty case. No suspects have been identified.

• A male and female were reported to be fighting outside a vehicle in Lister but they were gone when police arrived.

• A laptop computer was stolen from a vehicle in Creston and police are attempting to locate it, acting on information provided by the victim.

March 8

• Two separate cases of harassing communications required police intervention.

• When police attempted to stop a vehicle for a criminal driving violation the driver sped off at a high rate of speed through Creston and onto Highways 21 and 3. The vehicle ended up in a ditch after almost colliding with another vehicle. The driver admitted to evading police and has been charged.

• A sharp-eyed youth came home and saw a silver vehicle driving away from the residence. Inside the house, he noticed that items had been stolen. He reviewed camera footage and identified a male suspect, who returned to the scene soon afterward. The suspect was detained by the youth and his parents until police arrived. Charges have been laid.

• Police were called to investigate a report of alcohol being supplied to minors.

March 9

• Police responded to a disturbance in Crawford Bay.

March 10

• Creston RCMP assisted Edmonton City Police with a breach of probation investigation by a Creston resident.

March 11

• Police were called to assist with a domestic disturbance in Creston.

• Another family dispute required a police visit.

March 12

• Police were called to Kitchener, where minor injuries resulted from a two-car crash.

• Police were on their way to a Creston residence to investigate a reported theft when the owner reported that she had found the item she thought was stolen.