Elk Valley Media Brief - Media Report

Elk Valley

2022-03-10 14:56 PST

Theft of Catalytic Converter – West Fernie, BC
Elk Valley RCMPolice File No.:2022-305

On February 02, 2022, RCMPolice received a report that a catalytic converter was stolen off a vehicle that was parked near the wastewater treatment plant, along Fernie Ski Hill Rd. There was no other reported damage to the vehicle or any other damages/thefts to vehicles in that vicinity.

Thieves drills holes in gas tanks to steal gas – Elk Valley
Elk Valley RCMPolice File No.: 2022-492

Over the past few weeks, Police have been receiving reports of gas tanks being drilled from remote and backcountry parking lots and staging areas. Thieves are not just siphoning gas out of the tank, they are drilling a hole in the tank leading to an expensive repair. The surging gas prices is one thing, but the cost to replace the gas tank is a lot more.

If this has happened to you, please come forward and make a report to the Elk Valley RCMPolice.

 Underage minors drinking in public – Elk Valley
Elk Valley RCMPolice File No.:2022-489

Since early February 2022, Elk Valley RCMPolice have been responding to few calls of intoxicated youths drinking alcohol in public. With the turn of warmer weather, it has resulted in more youths drinking outside that has increased the visibility of this activity.

Elk Valley RCMPolice would like to remind the community that alcohol being supplied to underage youth is illegal.

Some of the fines that can be issued under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act (LCLA) are substantive and include:
 Fine $575 – Sell, give or otherwise supply liquor to a minor: Sec. 77(1)(a) LCLA;
 Fine $575 – Posses liquor of the purpose of selling, giving, or otherwise supplying to a minor: 77(1)(b) LCLA; and
 Fine $575 – Allow a minor to consume or posses liquor in or at a place under one’s control, Sec. 77(1)(c) LCAL
 Fine $230 - Consumption of liquor by minor, Sec. 78(1)(c) LCLA.

When the RCMPolice deal with intoxicated minors in public, the result is a fine or an education, all of which depends on each situation. At the end of the day, the Police concern is for the safety of our local youth.

Released by

Cst. Debra A. Katerenchuk

Media Relations Officer
Elk Valley Regional Detachment
607 Douglas Fir Road, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
Office: 250-425-6233
Cell: 250-423-0280
Fax: 250-425-2653

Email: debra.katerenchuk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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