The Week On The Beat

Pro-active policing shows drops in impaired driving, mental health calls

  • Feb. 3, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Police report Dec. 26 - Jan. 3rd.

Police report Dec. 26 - Jan. 3rd.

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 131 calls for service over the past week, Jan. 23 (6 a.m.) to Jan. 30 (6 a.m.), according to a press release from the detachment.

• There were no impaired driving cases, though two Impaired Driving roadblocks/ checkstops were conducted.

• There were four vehicle collisions — tall minor in nature.

• No mental health calls were reported.

• There were two assaults, both minor in nature.

• Eight thefts were reported in the week Jan. 23-30: Six shoplifting incidents, one theft from a vehicle, one theft under $5,000.

• There were no break-and-enters in the period reporting.

• There was two incidents of property damage/mischief.

• There was one seizure of marijuana.

• There were 16 false alarms/false 911 complaints.

• Three people were intoxicated in a public place.

• There were four incidents of Causing a Disturbance/Breach of Peace.

• Eight incidents of Harassing Communications.

• Eight reports of suspicious vehicles/persons.

• 11 calls were for unspecified assistance, animal calls, abandoned vehicles or other traffic issues.

• One fraud case.

• There were four drug cases, including a significant drug seizure reported in the media last week, involving heroin.

Overall, a pro-active policing week with Impaired Driving Checkstops being conducted, school zone traffic enforcement and the significant drug investigation completed as noted above. A significant reduction in both break and enters and Mental Health related occurrences was reported.