Vehicles impounded for speeding
Two Alberta residents had their vehicles impounded after police allege that the drivers were speeding excessively on April 6. “Police were conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 1 at the top of Golden Hill, when two eastbound vehicles were stopped for travelling at 120km/h and 106km/h in the 60km/h zone,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. “Under the Motor Vehicle Act both drivers were issued Violation Tickets for $368 and had their vehicles impounded for 7 days.”
Police issued around a dozen other speeding tickets on the long weekend Monday, with all tickets being issued for vehicles travelling more than 90km/h in the same zone.
Collisions with wildlife
Police responded to two separate collisions involving deer this week. The first incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 7, and the second incident occurred the next day on Lafontaine Road. Neither drivers were injured, however the vehicle involved in the first incident sustained extensive damage.
Missing items from trailer park
Several items including firewood and construction sawhorses went missing out of yards at a trailer park around April 7. “We believe that these items going missing are in relation to a group of males that squatting behind the trailer park,” stated Cst. Lainchbury. Police also responded to reports that there were three males living behind the trailer park on 12th St. N. around the same time. Anyone with information regarding any of these items going missing is asked to call the Golden RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Single vehicle MVI at Beaver Valley
Police were called to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 at the Beaver Valley snow shed during the early morning of April 8. Upon attending police determined that the single vehicle had struck the retaining wall of the snow shed after the driver alleged being blinded by the headlights of an oncoming tractor trailer. There were no injuries to either the driver, a 21 year-old male from Surrey, or passenger a 20 year-old from Kamloops.
Vending machine theft
An unknown amount of money was stolen out of a vending machine at the Days Inn hotel on Golden View Road. Police were called on April 8 when staff noticed that the exterior lock on the machine had been drilled open to access the coin box. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between April 4 and April 7. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Golden RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Police were called to the Greyhound bus station on April 8 after a male passenger, who had been kicked off the bus, refused to allow the bus to leave by standing in front of it.
“When police arrived the male was also in the process of calling police to lay a complaint against the bus driver,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The dispute appears to stem after the passenger got upset when the driver asked the male to speak English. Arrangements were made for the male and a friend to find alternate transportation home to Calgary. No charges will be laid in relation to the dispute.
During the early morning hours of April 9, police were called after a male woke up to two youths standing in his yard.
“The male woke up when his dog started barking,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “When he looked outside he saw what he describes as two youth males standing in his yard.” Police made immediate patrols of the area where the complainant last saw the two; however they were not able to locate them. Anyone with information regarding this occurrence is asked to call the Golden RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Stolen truck from local business
Police are investigating after a truck was stolen out of the yard of a business on 7th Avenue sometime between April 8 and April 9. “The vehicle was then located later in the week by the owner near the three pole party place, just near Mount 7 road,” stated Cst. Lainchbury. “We are currently waiting for members with our Forensic Identification Services unit to process the vehicle for forensic evidence.” In the meantime police are asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them or Crimestoppers.
Female arrested for probation breach
The Golden-Field RCMP assisted the CP Police Service this week after two people were located on the train tracks near the Highway 95 overpass.
“A member with our traffic services unit saw the two walking on the train tracks, and stopped to speak with them,” said Cst. Lainchbury. After initially lying about her name, police determined that the female was currently on probation with a condition not to be found on railway property at which point the CP Police Service was contacted. The female was arrested and CP Police will be forwarding charges for Breach of Probation.
Off road vehicle violation
A local resident received a $598 violation ticket for not having proper insurance under the Motor Vehicle Act after police allege he was driving his dirt bike on Fisher Road. Police would also like to take this time to remind owners of Off-road vehicles that as of June 1, 2015 all ORVs operating on Crown land or forest service roads located on Crown land, must have valid registration obtained through an Autoplan Broker. For more information on this you can contact your local Autoplan broker or visit www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/specialty-vehicles then click Off-road vehicles.