Cranbrook RCMP respond to 177 calls

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 177 calls for service during the week of Monday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 23

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 177 calls for service during the week of Monday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 23. Acting Sgt. Scott Milliken provided the details.

Aug. 17

9:02 a.m. Another RCMP detachment requested assistance in a matter.

9:25 a.m. Report of a hit and run. A Harley Davidson was struck by a grey SUV backing out of a parking lot.

9:30 a.m. A shoplifter was reported.

10:37 a.m. A caller reported seeing a driver throw a cigarette butt out the window.

11:09 a.m. A caller reported that a young boy was bitten in the face by a hound dog.

12:29 p.m. A complainant reported harassment via text.

2:04 p.m. A suspected shoplifter assaulted a store worker trying to stop them him from leaving. Police apprehended the man.

3:35 p.m. A break and enter at a residence was reported.

4:31 p.m. A dog locked in a hot car in a parking lot was reported. The windows were cracked, but the caller wasn’t sure there was water available to the dog.

4:49 p.m. Police responded to a report that a man had punched another man.

5:44 p.m. A possible impaired driver was reported in a white pickup headed towards Kimberley.

6:12 p.m. A complainant received a call from fraudsters claiming to be from Fortis BC and demanding a $2,000 payment or the gas would be cut off.

6:22 p.m. A driver was seen throwing a cigarette butt out the window.

7:40 p.m. A man was reported to have fallen in an alley. However, 10 minutes later the man got up and went on his way.

8:57 p.m. A cigarette butt was seen thrown out the window of a vehicle.

10:44 p.m. A family disturbance was reported in which kids were swearing at their parents.

11:21 p.m. A loud party was reported.

Aug. 18

1:55 a.m. A driver was determined to be impaired and given a 90 immediate roadside prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound.

2:20 a.m. Two women were reported  having a fight.

4:45 a.m. A break and enter was reported in Industrial Park.

6:36 a.m. A transport truck was reported swerving into oncoming traffic and having trouble maintaining lanes.

9:56 a.m. A fraudster claiming to be from Readers’ Digest called the complainant and demanded $750 or their subscription would end. The complainant did not have a subscription.

10:41 a.m. A complainant reported they’d been called by someone claiming to be from PC Financial, however they knew it was a scam because they didn’t have a card.

12:55 p.m. A break and enter was reported at the Industrial Park.

1:45 p.m. A caller reported hearing gunfire behind the Jaffray Golf Course. Police patrolled but no one was found.

1:59 p.m. A wallet, found at the Wycliffe Rodeo grounds, was turned in at the detachment.

3:13 p.m. A fraud involving cashing cheques was reported.

4:20 p.m. A suspicious person was reported after a man in a truck slowed to ask a girl if she wanted to “have a good time” and asked for her number. The girl declined.

5:04 p.m. A potentially suicidal male, who was violent, was taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

5:08 p.m. A small bag of marijuana was turned into the police station.

Aug. 19

2:01 a.m. A driver reportedly threw a cigarette butt out the window.

7:21 a.m. A truck was reported broken into.

10:58 a.m. Report of a shoplifter.

12:27 p.m. Report that youth had been skateboarding and sleeping overnight in a building they broke into.

2:12 p.m. Report of harassment and threats after an unauthorized person posted pictures on Facebook of another person.

2:14 p.m. An officer on patrol found a woman passed out from intoxication. She was lodged in a cell until sober.

4:55 p.m. A single vehicle accident was reported on Highway 93/95 near the Eagles Nest Campground.

5:22 p.m. A vehicle was reported tailgating, speeding and passing on double solid lines near Jaffray.

10:07 p.m. A driver was reported for tailgating and speeding near Highway 95 and Theatre Road, then gave the finger to the complainant.

Aug. 20

9:00 a.m. Another agency requested assistance in delivering a court summons to an individual.

10:08 a.m. A Ford Mustang from Alberta was reported for driving all over the road, weaving, speeding and using the shoulder to pass between Cranbrook and Creston.

12:08 p.m. A man reported that someone had stolen $200 from his pants.

12:34 p.m. A caller reported someone had driven on their lawn.

8:03 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen from a locker at the swimming pool.

8:25 p.m. A woman, found passed out, was arrested for being drunk in public.

9:28 p.m. A naked, angry and intoxicated man was reported running down an alley. He was located by police.

Aug. 21

12:45 a.m. Report of a woman who was passed out. Police turned her over to BC Ambulance for treatment at the hospital.

1:53 a.m. Report of a domestic dispute. Police later charged a man involved with assault.

6:51 a.m. A driver reported his windshield was smashed when a stone fell from the back of a gravel truck.

10:05 a.m. A shoplifter was caught trying to steal jeans and hoodies from a local store.

10:11 a.m. A found watch was turned in and is at the detachment.

3:30 p.m. A horse was reported to be loose 10 miles west of Cranbrook.

3:40 p.m. A traffic  incident was reported after a driver tried to merge and cut someone off.

4:51 p.m. A caller reported finding contents of a car, including a duffel bag full of clothes, dumped on the side of the road, and found it suspicious.

6:46 p.m. A truck coming from Yahk was reported for having an unsafe load.

9:58 p.m. Report of a loud party on the 300 block of 5th Avenue South.

Aug. 22

1:37 a.m. A 90 day immediate roadside prohibition was issued to a driver determined to be intoxicated.

2:20 a.m. Police assisted a homeless person — he was the target of verbal abuse by a group in a red Toyota driving by.

5:21 a.m. A caller reported that there was a vehicle in a parking lot which had had its door left open.

10:47 a.m. Two people riding in an ATV were injured when it rolled over. They were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

11:02 a.m. A pedal bike was stolen from a house in the 900 block of Cranbrook Street North. It had an estimated value of $100.

11:19 a.m. A vehicle was reported swerving near the Jaffray area. The caller worried it could cause an accident.

1:37 p.m. Police attended the Highway 95 overpass where an elderly woman was pulling a suitcase. The caller thought it was dangerous.

2:06 p.m. A single vehicle rollover was reported. The vehicle, registered in Idaho, went off the Wasa Lake Road. The single occupant was brought to hospital.

2:55 p.m. Police did a wellbeing check on a 60 year old man who hadn’t been seen in awhile.

3:32 p.m. A fender bender occurred on the 2100 block of Cranbrook Street North. One of the vehicles was from out of province.

8:10 p.m. Ongoing threats via text message were reported. The messages began in May.

8:17 p.m. An erratic driver was seen on Victoria Avenue and 2nd Street North.

9:21 p.m. An assault between a male and a female was reported on the 400 block of 4th Avenue North.

9:42 p.m. A loud party was reported on 2nd Avenue South and 4th Street South.

Aug. 23

12:22 p.m. A caller complained about a noisy party on the Wardner-Fort Steele Road.

1:42 a.m. An intoxicated male was reported at a local hotel.

10:31 a.m. A couple had gotten their vehicle stuck in a ditch. The caller reported it because the couple both had slurred speech.

12:40 p.m. A caller reported hearing shots fired. It was someone doing target practice.

12:54 p.m. The couple who earlier couldn’t get their vehicle out of the ditch were now reported to be passed out at the Moyie Provincial Park beach as a result of intoxication.

2:27 p.m. Two children’s bikes were stolen from a local department store. The their walked out the door with them.

2:41 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbour had strapped a lawnmower motor to his bicycle and was riding it around a trailer park.

4:29 p.m. A black Dodge truck with an Oakley sticker drove into the rear of another vehicle in the parking lot near Tim Hortons near the mall. The truck then drove away.

4:29 p.m. A silver Subaru with BC plates was reported for erratic driving coming into Cranbrook. It was passing and driving all over the road.

5:53 p.m. A caller reported that they may have seen marijuana plants on someone’s deck.

7:22 p.m. Two males were seen carrying four tires down the road. The caller thought it was suspicious.

11:34 p.m. A male was reported passed out in the middle of a street in the industrial park.


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