The Week on the Beat: Nov. 7-14

Cranbrook RCMP handle 136 calls for service over past week

  • Nov. 15, 2016 7:00 p.m.

For the Townsman

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 136 calls for service over the past week, November 7 (6 a.m.) to November 14 (6 a.m.), according to a press release from Staff Sergeant Hector Lee.

• One impaired driver was nabbed — an alcohol-related case.

• Eight collisions were reported, seven in town that resulted in minor injury and/or minor damage, and two outside of town — one with an elk and one the result of trying avoid a deer.

• There was one hit-and-run incident. The suspect has been identified, and is still under investigation.

• Nine mental health calls were reported. One individual was apprehended. Three of the calls involved the same person.

• There were four assault complaints. Three were domestic related incidents, one involved an assault upon a police officer.

• Three thefts were reported. One was the theft of a FedEx vehicle (see accompanying story). Two thefts were from vehicles – one theft of cash in a remote area from an unlocked vehicle and another theft from a vehicle which was reported by a witness. Two people were arrested for theft in that incident. In another incident, a hunter left his backpack lying beside his truck. A local good samaritan picked it up so it wouldn’t get stolen. The backpack was returned to the owner

• Two break and enters into businesses were reported this week past: The front glass of store smashed out Nov. 12 at 6 a.m., and a man entered but nothing was stolen. The suspect departed in a smaller vehicle. The other involved the FedEx building.

• One break and enter and one attempted break and enter in residences were reported. Someone forced entry into an unoccupied home where the following was stolen: laptop, coins, replica Blue Jays signed baseball bat, comic books. The break-in was discovered November 7 but happened few days prior. There was an attempted break and enter into a licensed grow op, but the culprits did not get in and fled police in a white pick up truck at a high rate of speed.

• There were no reports of property damage.

• Three drug seizures were reported this week past — marijuana, morphine, and crystal methamphetamine.

• There were 13false alarms/false 911 complaints.

• Two people were arrested for intoxication in public place.