The week on the beat

RCMP respond to 141 calls for service between Dec. 26 - Jan. 3.

Police report Dec. 26 - Jan. 3rd.

Police report Dec. 26 - Jan. 3rd.

The RCMP responded to 141 calls for service between Dec. 26 to Jan. 3 and motor vehicle collisions were front and centre as we move further into the winter season.

Police responded to 10 motor vehicle collisions, three in Cranbrook and seven outside of the city. One collision, on Highway 3/95 near Moyie, involved one fatality.

Two hit and run incidents were reported, while three assault complaints were recorded. One was domestic in nature, while the other two were unfounded, after investigation.

Police also responded to one alcohol-impaired driver.

Seven thefts were reported:

• one theft of a vehicle that was recovered the next day after the owner located it.

• one theft of a Yamaha snowmobile from a Gold Creek property. The snowmobile is a blue 2009 Yamaha Nitro

• Five other thefts; three were unfounded, one theft of a jacket from a local gym and theft of a snowblower that was left in a carport.

No break and enters were reported for businesses, however, two break and enters occurred in residences. In both cases, the break and enters were unfounded, as one incident turned out to be large icicles falling near an unoccupied apartment, while the other was a vacant residence that was being looked after by family members.

Police reported four reports of property damage. A couple vehicles had slashed tires in unrelated incidents, while there was a family dispute that resulted in a broken TV.

The was one marijuana drug seizure, while one person was arrested for intoxication in a public space.

RCMP report New Years Eve was a relatively tame affair, with checkstops of over 150 vehicles with no roadside prohibitions or suspensions handed out at all.

Four mental health calls were reported; two calls to assist at the hospital with a patient and two cases where both subjects were apprehended.

Police also responded to 20 false alarm complaints.


Cranbrook Daily Townsman