Columbia Valley RCMP Weekly Update - November 22nd - 28th, 2021

Columbia Valley

2021-11-29 17:35 PST

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

This past week, November 22nd through November 28th, the Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 72 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to:

On Sunday, November 21st Columbia Valley RCMP attended an address in Radium Hot Springs and recovered an MEC collapsible bicycle and a child carrier for a bicycle. The property was confirmed to be stolen from a shed in Radium Hot Springs on November 18th. Arrangements were made to return the property to the lawful owner.

On Wednesday, November 24th Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a theft of tools from an enclosed utility trailer in Windermere. Investigators attended and identified a property on Subdivision Road in Windermere where the bulk of the stolen items where housed. Officers conducted a search of the residence and recovered the stolen tools. The investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, November 24th a good Samaritan attended the front counter of the Columbia Valley Detachment and turned over a wallet that was found in Invermere. The wallet contained the owner’s identification and $275 cash. Police were able to return the wallet and cash to its grateful owner.

On Thursday, November 25th at about 11:30 am Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Numa Falls in Kootenay National Park. The driver reportedly lost control of his Ford pickup and drove into the ditch. The driver was uninjured but the truck had to be towed from the ditch.

On Friday, November 26th at about 9:00 am police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Dog Lake in Kootenay National Park. The driver of a commercial transport truck failed to negotiate a curve, struck a concrete no post then became jackknifed on the highway. The uninjured driver was able to move the truck off the highway and arrange for his own tow.

On Sunday, November 28th shortly after midnight Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 93 near Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park. Police located two commercial transport trucks pulled off to the side of the highway. Upon speaking to the drivers, police learned a transport truck was attempting to pass a second transport truck when the driver lost control and struck the trailer of the other truck. Neither driver was injured.

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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