Trail and Greater District RCMP weekly report - 2024-05-28

GRC de Trail et de la région métropolitaine

2024-05-28 09:58 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at and

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au et

Single vehicle rollover on Highway 3B near Trail

File # 2024-2049

On Friday, May 24, 2024, at 3:35 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a single motor vehicle rollover incident near the intersection of Carnation Drive and Highway 3B, in Trail, BC.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue was at the scene when the officer arrived. The officer noted that the crashed vehicle had drifted across three lanes and ended up in the ditch on the side of the highway. The officer learnt that both occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital after the incident for a medical examination.

The officer attended the hospital and spoke to the 21-year-old man driving the vehicle. He reported that he both fell asleep at the wheel and swerved avoiding a deer which caused the incident. The man was not injured. His passenger, a 16-year-old Trail woman, was treated for minor injuries and released.

The officer believed speed was a factor in the cause of the incident.

Summertime traffic is here and its time to use extra caution in our roadways. Please obey all traffic and speed signs, and choose to drive defensively. The safer you choose to drive, the less chance you will be in a collision, says Sgt. Wicentowich

For more information on road safety, visit ICBC: Road safety (

Bear down and secure your garbage

File # 2024-2046

On Friday, May 24, 2024, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of bear inside a residence in the 400 block of Buckna Street, in Warfield, BC.

The bear entered the insecure residence and located a pile of garbage stored inside a room. While it feasted, it became rather growly with anyone who tried to approach it or it’s food source. The homeowner contact authorities to assist with the situation.

Fortunately, the bear vacated the residence prior to the arrival of the police.

Bears are looking any free lunch that they can get. They have very sensitive noses and can smell your garbage from a long distance away. Please secure all garbage in a safe and secure location, and avoid storing inside your vehicle, says Sgt. Wicentowich

Peak-a-Boo Boo

File # 2024-2062

On Friday, May 24, 2024, 3:30 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of a bear entering a temporary shelter in the 1500 block of Cedar Avenue, in downtown Trail, BC.

A 49-year-old Trail woman received a shock when a bear entered her shelter without warning. The bear was believed to be attracted to the smell of food inside the area. The woman managed to scare the bear off without further incident.

The officer advised the woman to secure her food in another location to reduce future conflict with wildlife.

In the deep dark woods…

File# 2024-2073

On Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:16 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of some mysterious crashing and banging, and breaking of branches, in forest surrounding the Upper Sunningdale Park on Mariana Crescent, in Trail, BC.

The officer went to investigate, and found that a small bear was up a tree making all the noise while loudly exhaling at him.

The officer left the area without taking any action as the bear was just being a bear, says Sgt. Wicentowich

Motor vehicle incidents

File # 2024-2099

On May 26, 2024, at 10:11 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a report of a 31-year-old woman and her vehicle being struck by an elk near Birchbank Road on Highway 22, near Trail, BC.

The woman reported that the elk had run onto the highway and collided into the driver side of her vehicle causing body damage. The woman was not injured in the incident. Unfortunately, the elk did not survive.

In this case, the collision seemed mostly unavoidable. However, animals frequently cross the highways in every location throughout the Kootenays. Please do your best to watch out for wildlife, and slow down to an appropriate speed when you see any animals roadside while travelling, says Sgt. Wicentowich

Diffusé par :

Cap. James Grandy
S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Sud-Est
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