The Golden-Field RCMP responded to 184 calls for service in the last two weeks, an average for this time of year. Calls for service included, but weren’t limited to, 43 traffic complaints, 16 collisions, 14 abandoned 911’s, 4 reported thefts, and 6 disturbances.
Police were called on August 23 after a vehicle owner noticed that several of the bolts on his tires had been loosened overnight while parked on Pine Drive. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250- 344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A small amount of marijuana was seized from a vehicle on August 24 after police were alerted by staff at a local restaurant that the vehicle went through the drive-thru with marijuana on the passenger seat. Police were able to locate the vehicle in the parking lot and the cannabis was seized. No charges are expected in relation to the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding a vehicle being keyed on August 23 to contact them, as they have received a report that the vehicle had been damaged while parked outside a business on 9th Street and 11th Avenue South.
On August 26, the Golden-Field RCMP were called to a local hotel after receiving a report of a disturbance which was escalating. Upon arrival police determined that the disturbance was a result of one of the guests wanting a discount on his room, alleging that the room was dirty. Police remained on scene until the male checked out and left the property. No further issues were reported.
Police are currently investigating a report of a theft of a number of items from Parson which include several pieces of fire equipment totaling over $5000. Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Local RCMP assisted the CP Police Service and Canadian Border Services Agency on August 31 after two males were located riding a train near the Beaverfoot, east of Golden. Further investigation by police determined that the males were US Citizens who had not reported their entry into Canada. The males were then detained and lodged in cells awaiting an immigration hearing which resulted in CBSA agents escorting the two back to the United States.
On August 31 the Golden-Field RCMP conducted a curfew check on a male who had recently been released from custody after being arrested in Canmore.
“While at the residence the officers observed that the male was breaching one of his other court ordered conditions, and the male was arrested,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. Once in custody the male was brought before a Justice of the Peace who required that the male remain in custody until court in Golden on October 12.
Passenger kicked off Greyhound
Police were called during the early morning hours of Sept. 1 to assist with removing a passenger on the Greyhound who was reported to be disturbing other passengers and smoking on the bus. Police attended and kept the peace while the passenger was asked to get off. No further issues were reported and the male made alternate arrangements to get to his destination.
Home business robbed
The Golden-Field RCMP were called to a home run business on September 1 after a report was received that a computer and cash had been taken out of the business over night. An employee was identified as a suspect in the incident. Police are asking anyone with information regarding the theft contact them or Crimestoppers.
Multiple driving infractions for Calgary man
A 29 year-old male from Calgary is currently in police custody following a collision on Highway 1 near Donald. On Sept. 3, just before 7 p.m. officers with the Golden-Field RCMP were responding to multiple reports that a vehicle travelling eastbound from Revelstoke, was driving dangerously and passing other vehicles on the shoulder. An update was then received that the vehicle had collided with a semi while again trying to pass on the shoulder.
Officers responded to the collision and allege that once on scene they believed that the male was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The male was arrested and transported back to the Golden RCMP Detachment where he provided samples of his breath. Further investigation revealed that the male was also on court ordered conditions to not consume alcohol and was brought before a Justice of the Peace who required that the male post $500 bail prior to being released.
The male is facing several charges under the Criminal Code of Canada which include breach of recognizance, impaired driving, driving with over 80mg of alcohol in 100mL of blood, as well as driving without registration or insurance under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.
Drunk on bus
A male spent an evening in police custody on Sept. 3 after police were advised that he was heavily intoxicated on the Greyhound bus. The male was held until sober and then released.
Theft at Reddi-Mart
The Golden-Field RCMP are looking to identify a male believed to be involved in a theft from the Reddi-Mart on Sept. 3. Police advise that a male entered the store during business hours and while staff were busy, entered the office taking approximately $4000 in cash.
Anyone who may know the suspect or have information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Information provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.
Assault after wedding
Police responded to an alleged assault that occurred after a wedding near Field during the early morning hours of Sept. 4. Staff at the venue called police after a fight broke out between one of their employees and a wedding guest. Police are currently investigating the matter to determine what, if any, charges will be pursued.
Suspect arrested for alleged assault
Police are also investigating another alleged assault that occurred on September 4 after receiving a report that a young male was assaulted while walking near 10th Avenue South.
“At this time we can confirm that one male has been arrested for the assault, and we are looking to speak with two others who are believed to be involved,” says Cst. Lainchbury. Police also noted that the assault did not appear to be random and that all parties involved knew each other.
The Golden-Field RCMP have continued bike patrols throughout the past weeks targeting areas including the industrial section on the north side of town, Spirit Square and all walking paths during both afternoon, evening and late night hours.
“We really see the value in these patrols as it allows us to be in areas that we can’t access with vehicles or during foot patrols,” says Cst. Lainchbury. Along with several dozen contacts in the last two weeks officers on bike patrol issued a 3 day immediate roadside prohibition to a young driver who they allege was driving after consuming alcohol.
Six vehicles were seized under the Motor Vehicle Act for a period of 7 days after police allege that the vehicles were travelling at excessive rates of speed, which included vehicles travelling 49, 54, 56, two at 57, and 60 km/h over the speed limit, one which was double the limit while driving through Golden.
One of the vehicles was also ticketed for driving without insurance, and another for driving with open liquor in the vehicle.
Immediate Roadside Prohibition
Officers with Golden Traffic Services unit issued three separate driving prohibitions for alcohol during the past two weeks.