The Week on the Beat: May 25 to 31

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 170 calls for service the week of May 25 to May 31. Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk provided the details for the report.

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 170 calls for service the week of May 25 to May 31. Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk provided the details for the report.

May 25

8:55 a.m. An officer on patrol stopped a vehicle and found that one passenger had open liquor, while another was not wearing a seatbelt. Both were issued violation tickets.

10:50 a.m. An assault was reported from the prior night.

11:55 a.m. Report of a domestic dispute.

3:45 p.m. Report of a theft at the college dormitory. Cash, an iPad and other items were stolen. Police are looking at surveillance footage and the matter is still under investigation.

4:03 p.m. Police received a request to assist with the removal of an unwanted person from a department store.

4:31 p.m. Report of an erratic driver in a white Volvo with Ontario plates. The driver was speeding through a construction zone.

5:21 p.m. A caller reported what they thought was stolen property at a local pawn shop.

6:28 p.m. Report of a neighbourhood dispute.

7:23 p.m. A youth was reported missing. Police began an investigation, but soon received a follow-up call that the youth had been located and there were no problems.

11:01 p.m. Police received a report that an individual was laying on the 900 block of 24th Avenue West. Police attended and located an intoxicated female, who had also possibly ingested cocaine. She was taken to hospital for further examination.

11:15 p.m. Report of an assault. Police attended and a subject was taken into custody. The matter is under investigation.

May 26

3:12 a.m. Report of an assault.

6:34 a.m. A hit and run was reported. it is under investigation.

8:49 a.m. A caller reported that a suspicious person had entered their business to solicit money.

11:45 a.m. Request to check on a suicidal male. The male had travelled to a location east of Cranbrook. Elk Valley RCMP assisted in locating the subject. Police spoke the man and found that he was fine.

11:52 a.m. Police were requested to keep the peace as an individual picked up belongings from a residence.

12:31 p.m. Report of a potentially suicidal male. Police spoke to the individual, who agreed to go to the hospital.

1:25 p.m. A caller requested a well-being check on an elderly individual who hadn’t been heard from in a while. Police attended and after some inquiries determined that the subject had actually been admitted into a local hospital.

3:26 p.m. Report of threats stemming from a neighbourhood dispute.

3:48 p.m. A caller reported that an erratic driver. The vehicle was a black Lincoln SUV with BC plates that had nearly struck children on a crosswalk.

5:39 p.m. Report of a possible impaired driver leaving a local business. Police located the driver at their residence and found no alcohol involved.

6:24 p.m. A suspicious person was reported to be riding a city bus.

8:32 p.m. Report of harassment between ex-spouses.

8:39 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported near the skatepark.

May 27

2:08 a.m. An officer on patrol pulled over a vehicle and found the driver had an outstanding driving prohibition, which was then served to the driver.

3:16 a.m. An officer issued a driver a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and 30 day vehicle impoundment.

3:47 a.m. A caller reported seeing a male unconscious on the ground, with another male telling him to get up so they can go. Police attended and found that the man was intoxicated. He was arrested and lodged in a cell until sober.

3:55 a.m. Report of a family dispute.

10:59 a.m. Report of a possibly suicidal male. The male agreed to attend the hospital with a friend. However, he later left and police were again called. They apprehended him under the Mental Health Act and brought him back to the hospital.

11:03 a.m A break and enter was reported at a local residence. Ammunition was stolen.

11:47 a.m. An employer was reported to be harassing ex-employees at a local business.

2:15 p.m. The hospital requested assistance in apprehending an individual under the Mental Health Act. The person was brought to the hospital.

4:27 p.m. Harassment was reported between an employer and ex-employee.

4:36 p.m. A caller reported a potential traffic hazard — a group of youth skateboarding on the road.

9:05 p.m. Request from Cranbrook Fire and Rescue to attend and assist at a fire.

9:20 p.m. Report of a disturbance at a residence on Patterson Street West. It was a disagreement between a boyfriend and girlfriend.

9:37 p.m. Report of possible impaired driver on Cranbrook Street. Police located the vehicle at a local motel. It was parked and vacated.

May 28

12:40 a.m. Police were requested to remove an unwanted guest from a residence.

8:28 a.m. An injured deer was reported. Police were sent to dispatch it.

1:35 p.m. Police were requested to check on the well-being of a possibly suicidal female. The female agreed to attend the hospital by ambulance.

1:54 p.m. A dog was reported to have been left in a hot vehicle.

5:08 p.m. Police received a request from another detachment to serve a subpoena on a witness living in town.

7:37 p.m. A transport truck was reported driving erratically. The truck had Alberta plates and was weaving, speeding and following too closely.

8:28 p.m. Police performed a well-being check on a local individual. The subject was located and was fine.

9:21 p.m. A person riding a bike ran into the side of a vehicle on Victoria Avenue. The biker did not appear to be injured.

May 29

12:23 a.m. A possible suicidal male was reported. Police attended and spoke to the individual. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

4:24 a.m. An officer came across an intoxicated individual. The person was arrested for being drunk in public and lodged in a cell until sober.

7:10 a.m. A hit and run was reported. Police attended and gathered parts of the other vehicle left behind. The suspect vehicle was located parked on a nearby property. Police requested a search warrant and to seize the vehicle for further examination.

9:29 a.m. Lethbridge police requested local RCMP to issue a subpoena to a witness.

10:20 a.m. A caller reported hearing gunshots near Umbrella beach at Koocanusa.

12:00 p.m. Two vehicle accident on 7th Avenue South and Van Horne Street. There were no injuries.

2:29 p.m. Dogs were reported chasing people out of a residence on the Wardner – Fort Steele Road.

5:51 p.m. An erratic driver was reported. The vehicle had BC licence plates and was speeding and cut off complainant.

8:05 p.m. BC Ambulance requested assistance in dealing with an intoxicated and uncooperative patient.

9:30 p.m. Report of a group of youths ripping football posts out of the ground at the local high school.

9:29 p.m.  A caller reported an intoxicated female, who was walking down the road and having a hard time remaining on her feet. Police attended and spoke to the woman, who had been drinking but was not severely intoxicated. She had also arrived at the home of a sober friend.

9:52 p.m. A caller reported that a group of individuals was in the Gold Creek area damaging a vehicle. The caller was unsure whose vehicle it was. Police were unable to reach to location since the four wheel drive vehicles were not available at the time. The following day police located the vehicle and are attempting to find the registered owner.

11:50 p.m. A possible impaired driver was reported leaving Mineral Lake. Police were unable to locate the vehicle. The vehicle was later involved in an accident.

May 30

12:05 a.m. A group was reported to be yelling and screaming in preparation to fight on 29th Avenue and Kootenay Street North behind the Alliance Church.

10:10 a.m. Report of a driver running over a pedestrian’s bicycle  at a crosswalk. Both said they had the right of way.

3:17 p.m. A single vehicle accident was reported on Mineral Lake Road. Nobody was at the scene. The report was associated with the earlier 11:50 p.m. report.

7:14 p.m. Police located a driver reported to be driving an unlicenced vehicle. The driver couldn’t produce a licence, the plate was from another vehicle and safety chain were not being used on the trailer it was towing.

May 31

2:48 p.m. A group was reported carrying a stolen stop sign and vandalizing underground sprinklers. The suspects could not be found.


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