Columbia Valley RCMP Weekly Update - October 25th - 31st, 2021

Columbia Valley

2021-11-01 16:53 PDT

Larches trees in front of a series of mountains with snow caps

This past week, October 25th through October 31st, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 83 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

On Wednesday, October 27th at about 8:30 am emergency crews responded to a single vehicle commercial transport truck collision on Highway 95 near Brisco. The northbound transport truck failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the highway into a field. The driver was uninjured.

On Wednesday, October 27th at 11:00 am Columbia Valley RCMP was advised of an abandoned vehicle at the end of 4th Street in Invermere. A Ford Escape was found high centered on a hill, which likely prevented the vehicle from going down an embankment. Nearby video surveillance captured the vehicle travelling down the road at about 3:00 am. The driver was located later in the day and told police he was trying to find a place to sleep for the evening when he drove off the road.

On Wednesday, October 27th Columbia Valley RCMP and Cranbrook Highway Patrol conducted a check stop on Laurier Street and Panorama Drive in Invermere. Approximately forty drivers were checked. One 90-day Immediate Roadside Driving Prohibition was issued.

On Thursday, October 28th an individual contacted the Columbia Valley RCMP and reported he had been traveling on a backroad somewhere near Invermere when his vehicle became stuck and he had to walk into town. The owner could not recall where he left his vehicle. The vehicle is a black 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with BC license plate MX226E. If anyone locates this vehicle, they’re asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

On Friday, October 29th police received a report of a theft from a property on 7th Avenue in Invermere. Missing from the property was a 2000 watt King Canada generator, a Stihl MS270 chainsaw and a Poulon Pro chainsaw. The theft was believed to have occurred sometime during the day on October 26th.

On Friday, October 29th a Honda motorcycle was found stashed in a bush near Spur Valley. Anyone missing a Honda motorcycle can contact the Columbia Valley RCMP to claim it.

Authored 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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