Variety of calls keep police busy

Creston RCMP responded to 55 calls for assistance from May 7-13, including reports of arguments and one naked drunk, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

Creston RCMP responded to 55 calls for assistance from May 7-13, including reports of arguments and one naked drunk, Staff Sgt. Ryan Currie said on Tuesday.

May 7

• Creston RCMP were asked to assist with a child exploitation investigation.

• Trespassers to a vacant residence were reported at Lower Kootenay.

• An RV was broken into in Boswell.

May 8

• Possible mischief to a vehicle was reported in West Creston.

• An aggressive semi driver was reported in Creston.

• The wait is over for regular police report readers: police received a report of threats stemming from an on-going neighbours’ dispute in Erickson.

• A landlord reported that a tenant sold property that did not belong to her.

• Police were required to intervene in a landlord-tenant dispute that involved harassment.

• A family dispute in Kitchener was investigated as an assault might have taken place.

• An argument over the sale of a vape in Kitchener escalated into violence and threats. Police had to intervene.

• A drinking driver was issued a 90-day driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days after a vehicle crashed on Highway 21.

May 9

• When a concerned citizen saw a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a car on Highway 21 police were informed and determined that he was taking a nap after experiencing car trouble.

• A dog reported to be in distress in a vehicle outside a Creston business turned out to be fine.

• Police referred a report of aggressive dogs in Yahk to the RDCK bylaw department.

May 10

• How to get a free room for the night: Get drunk. Remove clothes and go to sleep outside a Creston business. “The naturist was provided a warm place to sleep in police cells until sober,” Currie said.

• Police received a report of a person in possession of restricted weapons in Creston.

• When police investigated a report of a possibly intoxicated youth driving he was located, but not driving at the time.

May 11

• Police responded to a report of a domestic assault in Lister, where a suspect was arrested. Charges are pending.

• An aggressive Chihuahua was reported to be terrorizing ankles in Riondel.

May 12

• Cranbrook RCMP requested help with a drug-impaired driver investigation.

• A wallet and ID were in a kayak that went missing on the Goat River.

May 13

• A vehicle was stolen in Creston.

• A caller complained that flaggers in a Creston construction were not doing an adequate job.

• Police warned a person about unsafe and illegal behavior after receiving a report of someone offering sexual services for pay in Creston. No evidence of criminal activity was found.

• When police located a reported suspicious male sitting in a van and using a laptop computer in Creston they determined that he had permission to share a wifi signal with a nearby resident.


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