The week on the beat: Feb.23 – March 1

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 142 calls to service this week, including erratic drivers, possible break and enters and counterfeit $100 bills.

Here is the weekly Cranbrook RCMP police report from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 1. Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk noted there were 142 calls to service to Cranbrook RCMP this past week, and 592 in the month of February.

February 23

5:22 a.m. Police were requested to check on a person’s wellbeing. The person hadn’t been heard from. Police attended the person’s residence and they were at home.

9:03 a.m. Report of a missing person, who was elderly with dementia. The person was found and returned home.

9:51 a.m. Report of a possible stolen vehicle. However, when police got to the scene the registered owner was there, noting they were gathering firewood.

2:49 p.m. A possible impaired driver was reported. The vehicle and driver were located and determined not to be intoxicated.

7:13 p.m. A traffic hazard was reported on Baker Street. It turned out to be a vehicle parked too far into the road.

8:19 p.m. A possible suicidal person was reported. When police attended, the person agreed to be brought to hospital.

9:45 p.m. Two dogs were reported at large and aggressive.

10:09 p.m. A suspicious  occurrence was called in. The caller noticed that their neighbour’s light had switched on, but the neighbour was on vacation. Police found no signs of break in.

11:00 p.m. A caller reports seeing a possible plane crash. Police investigated, and found it was a meteor shower.

February 24

12:56 a.m. A complaint of people smoking marijuana outside a local liquor establishment.

3:20 a.m. Possible Break and Enter reported in the 4300 block of 4th Street North. Police attended and found no sign of break and enter.

9:55 a.m. Police on patrol came across an intoxicated individual. The person was arrested and lodged in a cell until sober.

4:42 p.m. An elderly woman requested police assistance for a ride home after the person who was supposed to pick her up didn’t show.

6:05 p.m. An abandoned 911 call turned out to be a medical emergency.

8:38 p.m. BC Ambulance requested assistance with an aggressive patient.

9:59 p.m. Erratic driver was reported on the way from the airport. The driver could not be located.

February 25

8:30 a.m. Police are requested to attend a residence to keep the peace for an individual to pick up belongings.

9:19 a.m. Threats were reported between an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend.

9:42 a.m. An individual brought in two counterfeit $100 bills to the police detachment.

11:26 a.m. A report of lights being shot out at a four way stop in the Jaffray/Baynes Lake area.

9:16 p.m. An abandoned 911 call turned out to be a pocket dial.

11:05 p.m. An erratic driver was reported. Police located the vehicle — vacant and parked behind a local liquor establishment. The owner of the vehicle was warned about the erratic driving. Later police received a call about a fight in progress involving the group the driver was with. One member of the group — not the driver — was arrested and lodged in a cell until sober.

11:33 p.m. Police investigated an abandoned 911 call, which they determined to be the scene of a domestic dispute.

February 26

5:34 a.m. Report of an unsecured residence — the door was wide open with no one around. Police attended and talked to a neighbour who informed them the door doesn’t properly latch and is prone to opening.

9:45 a.m. A suspicious male was reported near Mount Baker Secondary School. The person was spoken to by police.

11:48 a.m. Four tires slashed overnight on a vehicle parked on Victoria Ave.

1:30 p.m. A truck was reported stolen. The complainant phoned police and reported their truck had been stolen from a local motel. However, when police investigated they found that the complainants had been out the night before, become intoxicated and left their truck vehicle at a local liquor establishment, then forgot about it.

3:30 p.m. Someone broke into the mausoleum at the cemetery. An urn with ashes was removed. Police arrested a local male two days later. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

4:10 p.m. Report of harassment between ex-boyfriend and girlfriend.

5:06 p.m. Erratic driver reported. Police located the vehicle, but the driver denied erratic driving. The person was cautioned.

5:27 p.m. BC Ambulance requested assistance with an individual they suspected had overdosed.

7:26 p.m.  A highly intoxicated individual was reported behind one of the supermarkets. The person was located and lodged in cells until sober.

9:50 p.m. Response to an abandoned 911 call. It turned out to be an argument over car keys between individuals who had been drinking. Everything had calmed down upon police arrival and no further action was required.

10:01 a.m. A domestic dispute was reported. A suspect was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court.

February 27

1:02 p.m. A suicidal individual was reported. Police attended with a mental health professional. The individual was taken to hospital.

2:41 p.m. Canada Border Services Agency requested assistance in transporting a prisoner to the airport to be deported from Canada.

6:19 p.m. Police were asked to attend and confirm the mental health of a local individual. They spoke with the subject, and the mental health professional who deals with the individual, and determined there was no further need for police involvement.

6:30 p.m. Report of a large bush party in a rural area of Cranbrook.

8:24 p.m. Report of a potentially suicidal person. Police spoke with the individual, who was going through difficult times. They also spoke to the parents and will follow up at a later date.

11:46 p.m. Report of a possible impaired driver. Police located the vehicle which was hung up on a cement block. Police determined the brakes had not been adequate enough to stop the vehicle. It was towed and will need a safety inspection.

February 28

12:57 a.m. Report of loud music.

1:32 a.m. Report of a loud party on the 1000 block of 16th Ave S.

1:56 a.m. Loud music was reported coming from a room of a local motel.

2:00 a.m. An assault was reported at a local liquor establishment.

2:32 a.m. A vehicle was pulled over and the driver blew a warn on the roadside test for impairment. The driver was issued a three day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP).

12:22 p.m. Two vehicle collision. No injuries.

1:33 p.m. Report of a continuously barking dog.

4:39 p.m. Two vehicle collision. One individual was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

March 1

2:44 a.m. A possible impaired driver was reported. The vehicle was found but initially wouldn’t stop for police. When the driver pulled over, at a service station, officers noted the person seems heavily intoxicated. The person was arrested on a breach of court ordered conditions and held in custody to go before a Justice of the Peace.

5:49 p.m. Report of an erratic driver — a pedestrian was nearly struck at a crosswalk by a large truck with a B.C. licence plate registered in Jaffray. The owner was located and issued a warning.

11:23 p.m. Report of an assault.

11:41 p.m. Report of a sexual assault.