Columbia Valley RCMP Weekly Update

Columbia Valley

2021-10-16 23:08 PDT

Larches trees in front of series of mountains with snow caps

This past week, October 4th through October 10th, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 88 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

On Monday, October 4th a gas station in Radium Hot Springs reported a delivery truck struck the canopy above the fuel pumps then departed on Highway 93. Surveillance video showed the driver strike the canopy, reverse, and then driveway. A Highway Patrol officer located the suspect vehicle and had the driver return to the scene. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to stop when in an accident resulting in damage to property.

On Tuesday, October 5th a large gas powered rail drill was reported stolen from the back of pickup truck sometime overnight while parked at a hotel on Highway 93/95 in Invermere. The drill was a TrackStar, model GCAFK with a Honda engine. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

On Tuesday, October 5th at about 10:30 pm a Radium Hot Springs resident reported two suspicious individuals walking down an alley. The individuals were dressed all in black and walking a dog. An officer conducted patrols and located a mountain bike and a fat bike stashed in the area. The owner of the bicycles reported them stolen on October 8th and the they have since been returned to the lawful owner.

On Wednesday, October 6th a golf course near Brisco reported a theft of gasoline. Video surveillance was reviewed and a suspect has been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

On Friday, October 8th at 7:50 am emergency crews responded to a commercial transport truck collision on Highway 95 near Edgewater. The driver of the southbound truck drifted off the right side of the highway into a ditch then came to rest in a field on its side. The driver was not injured but a fence and a gate were damaged. 

Released by:
Sgt. Darren Kakuno
Columbia Valley RCMP

Released by

Corporal Louis-Phillipe Gendron-Fafard

Frontline Policing
Columbia Valley Detachment
4936 Athalmer Rd., Invermere BC V0A 1K0
Office: 250-342-9292


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