Trail and Greater District - Weekly Report

Trail and Greater District

2021-10-26 10:41 PDT

Et Tu, Brute?
Trail and Greater District File # 2021-5291

On Sunday, October 23, 2021, at 9:50 a.m. a front line Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a complaint about a 67-year-old Trail woman who assaulted an employee inside a facility located in the 2900 block of Laburnum Drive, in Trail, BC. The woman was allegedly being rude and disruptive in her behaviour. An employee had to intervene in the situation and ask the elderly woman to cease this behaviour. When the employee turned around after making the request, she felt something strike her in the back. She discovered that the elderly woman had thrown a butter knife at her back.

The incident was resolved peacefully and without further incident.

Driving while prohibited in BC
Trail and Greater District File # 2021-5298

On Sunday, October 23, 2021, at 4:15 p.m. a front line Trail and Greater District RCMP officer conducted an investigation into a 43-year-old Fruitvale man driving a small grey truck without any visible licence plates in the 8000 block of Highway 3B, in Trail, BC. An off-duty police officer had spotted the vehicle and reported it to his on-duty partner. The investigating officer located and detained the vehicle. The 43-year-old Fruitvale man informed the officer that he did not need a valid driver’s licence nor insurance to drive his truck. Further, the officer also discovered that the man was allegedly prohibited from driving a vehicle in British Columbia. The 43-year-old Fruitvale man was arrested and released at the scene by the officer.

Trail RCMP will be recommending that Crown Counsel approved one count of Drive while Prohibited contrary to Section 95 of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act against the 43-year-old Fruitvale man.

Halloween horror story
Trail and Greater District RCMP File # 2021-5300

On Sunday, October 23, 2021, at 8:02 p.m. Trail and Greater District RCMP received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle parked near the intersection of Victoria Street and Cedar Avenue, in Trail, BC. A member of the public had noticed someone had written ‘HELP ME on the side of the vehicle in duct tape who then called and reported it to police. Trail RCMP officers attended the scene and located the 36-year-old Fruitvale man who owned the vehicle. The man said he had decorated his vehicle for Halloween with fake blood and the duct-taped words HELP ME. The man agreed to remove the duct tape after police explained that it was a little too scary and might cause more calls of concern to the police.

Impaired driver on Rossland Avenue
Trail and Greater District RCMP File # 2021-5308

On Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 1:30 a.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a routine patrol when he observed 23-year-old Trail man allegedly speeding in his blue Honda Civic on Rossland Avenue, in Trail, BC. The officer detained the man and his vehicle roadside then reportedly detected an odour of liquor emanating from the man and entered into an impaired driving investigation. A demand was read to the man, who provided a sample of breath roadside that resulted in a fail.

The 23-year-old Trail man was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) under section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and had his vehicle impounded for up to 30 days.

Update: Arrest made in alleged theft and assault
Trail and Greater District RCMP # 2021-5233

On October 24, 2021, Trail and Greater District RCMP arrested the alleged suspect in this assault who will face a future court date in regards to this incident. Trail RCMP will requesting Crown Counsel review a detailed report about the incident and pursue charges.

Original Story: Police are looking for 2 suspects involved in an alleged theft and assault

Released by:
Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
NCO i/c Trail RCMP


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