Police check out 170 calls over past week

Cranbrook RCMP received around 170 calls to service for the week of March 16 to 22.

Cranbrook RCMP received around 170 calls to service for the week of March 16 to 22. Sgt. Brendan McKenna provided the police report this week.

March 16

8:44 a.m. A report of noise complaint on 1900 block of 2nd Street North. A group was making noise and apparently smashing things and the apartment manager was frustrated.

3:15 a.m. A single vehicle accident was reported on Hwy 3/95 near the bottom of Steamboat Hill. A vehicle slid on Token Road and ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

6:54 a.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred in between Cranbrook and Creston. Road conditions were treacherous. A 2007 Chevrolet pickup wound up on it’s side in the middle of the road and was clocking traffic. The vehicle was found to have insufficient tread and the driver was ticketed. The truck was towed away.

7:35 a.m. Police followed up on a driving complaint that stemmed from the week before when a vehicle was reported passing by a school bus while it had its lights and stop sign up. The vehicle was headed in the opposite direction. Police spoke to the driver of the vehicle and she said that she wasn’t aware that the lights meant vehicles had to stop both ways.

10:52 a.m. A complaint called in about a vehicle passing them on a double solid. Police located the vehicle and driver and were able to issue a ticket based on the statement from the complainant.

12:20 p.m. Police were dispatched to help paramedics with a woman who was in the midst of a medical emergency/possible overdose. The occupants of the residence were not cooperative. It couldn’t be determined whether it was a overdose. The woman was brought to hospital.

12:49 p.m. A caller said their vehicle was tampered with after they drove around on new wheels and they fell off. The person thought someone loosened the wheels. Police suspected the wheels had not been properly tightened.

11:56 a.m. A house alarm went off in the Baynes Lake area, so officers from Cranbrook went to check it out. Upon arriving they found the door open and neighbours told them the homeowner had just left and forgot to close to the door.

1:15 p.m. An outpatient at the hospital, armed with a machete, was upset that hospital staff wouldn’t give his drug paraphernalia back and that no one would buy him a plane ticket to Toronto. He left the hospital. Police located him and had no further issues.

6:34 p.m. Police received a call about mischief in progress. The caller said there were a number of females trowing things and breaking glass behind a business on Industrial Road. When police arrived there was no one there and no damage could be found.

8:15 p.m. A shoplifter at Willowbrook Mall stole a camera from a display case worth $650. Police are investigating.

March 17

1:00 a.m. A call from a person in Kelowna asking police to check on an

elderly person in Cranbrook. The caller said they were on the phone when the elderly person complained of pain then hung up and wouldn’t answer subsequent phone calls. Police and an ambulance attended and the person was fine.

6:14 a.m. Report of possible intoxicated semi driver. The white semi was forcing vehicles onto the shoulder and driving on the wrong side of the road. It was headed towards Creston.

9:19 a.m. A report of two people dressed in camp and carrying duffel bags was called in. The caller deemed the duo suspicious and thought they were scoping out some snowmobiles. They were picked up by a grey VW Jetta with Alberta plates. Police located the vehicle and spoke with the people. They had been out target shooting, got lost and cut through a property.

10:44 p.m. A report of a two vehicle motor vehicle incident between a Dodge truck and a Toyota sedan. The vehicles suffered extensive damage. The driver of the sedan was ticketed for failing to keep right.

March 18

8:35 a.m. A bylaw complaint came in about loud music on the 1900 block of 2nd Street North.

9:20 a.m. A suspicious black briefcase was reported sitting new a fence. Police investigated and found it was a school binder that had been burned near the sight of a vehicle arson from the week before.

March 19

2:40 a.m. Two males were kicked out of local liquor establishment. One of the males was aggressive and lodged in a cell for the night. The other male

went home.

4:50 a.m. A possible impaired driver was reported along College Way. Police attended and when they arrived the driver and passenger had left the vehicle and were walking towards the hospital. Police couldn’t determine who was driving so no further action was taken.

11:40 a.m. An erratic driver was reported. The caller said a semi truck driver was on a cell phone while hauling lumber. The truck was not located but the information was forwarded to Creston police.

11:43 a.m. A caller reported having video of a dispute in a local liquor store. The dispute was between a male and female. The male, who turned out to be the females brother, knocked her to the floor. She was quite intoxicated according to police. The investigation is ongoing.

4:15 p.m. A report of a two vehicle accident on 11th Avenue S and 2nd Street South.

11:00 p.m. Police responded to a call from a group home. A resident had pushed another resident down the stairs then left. Police located the resident, who had mental health problems, who said he was just in a hurry to get outside and it was an accident.

March 20

4:20 a.m. A report of a rock thrown through a window was called in. The incident occurred overnight on the 100 block of 1st Avenue South. Police are following up.

1:31 p.m. report of ongoing harassment.

5:30 p.m. A single vehicle rollover was reported. The occupant of the 2004 Chevy Impala suffered non-fatal injuries. A violation ticket was issued for failing to keep right.

7:15 p.m. Police investigated some possible stolen property on Rosen Lake Road.

9:00 p.m. An assault was reported near 7th Avenue South and 3rd Street South. A male allegedly assaulted his girlfriend. Officers noted a bump on the side of the female’s head. She was intoxicated and belligerent with police. The male had left, but was located by police, arrested and lodged in cells. He was released with documents to appear in court.

10:07 p.m. A loud party was reported on the 2000 block of 2nd Street South.

March 21

1:46 a.m. A theft from a motor vehicle was reported. Some males were taking pictures with the mailbox in the middle of the road. They then headed towards Victoria Avenue. The initial call was about a case of beer being stolen from a vehicle and police think it is related.

2:05 a.m. A caller reported a fight in progress outside a local liquor establishment and that a 25 year old female had passed out. When officers arrived there was no sign of a fight and after speaking to witnesses and doormen at the establishment it seemed that no fight had occurred. The female had been taken to hospital by friends.

3:02 a.m. Police issued a 90 Immediate Roadside Prohibition after pulling over a pickup truck that matched the description of one that eluded police in Kimberley. Police said the vehicle was driving erratically. The driver had signs of intoxication and blew a fail twice on the roadside screening device. The driver’s licence was seized and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

3:39 a.m. Police responded to a report of a male trashing a residence. Upon arrival police found the male was trashing his own house.

3:48 a.m. A caller reported her intoxicated friend — from the 2:05 a.m. call— had run away from the group at 1st Street South and Victoria after going to the hospital. They were worried about her safety. Police located the female on Victoria Avenue, arrested her and lodged her in a cell overnight.

9:25 a.m. A collision was reported between a five-ton truck and a minivan on Highway 95 and Gary Road. The minivan was left sitting in the north bound shoulder of the road after being struck on the driver’s side. The driver of the minivan was stuck and had injuries to the neck and head. Search and rescue were called to extract the driver. The passenger was fine, as was the truck driver. Both vehicles were headed southbound from Kimberley. Police said the van attempted to make a U-turn on the highway when it was hit. No charges were laid.

5:30 p.m. A caller reported being assaulted by a tenant that had been evicted. The former tenant returned intoxicated while police were at the building and was arrested and put in a cell until sober.

8:00 p.m. A report of a female passed out on the road. Police and ambulance responded. They found the woman lying with her feet on the sidewalk and body on the road. There was no one else around. She was examined and evaluated as fine, then brought home and left in the care of her boyfriend. Police said there was no indication that she was intoxicated.

8:25 p.m. Police received a call to assist BC Ambulance with a possibly suicidal person. The person hadn’t slept in a number of days and was taken to hospital.

March 22

1:48 a.m. Four officers responded to a report of a fight outside of a local liquor establishment. Two males and a female approached police and said the instigator was in the bar. A number of people were identified in an altercation and it began after someone was apparently sucker punched. One person was arrested for causing a disturbance, while a number of others were arrested for assault and drug charges.