Week on the beat: RCMP take 177 calls in early days of March

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 177 calls to service for the week of Monday, March 2 to Sunday, March 9.

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 177 calls to service for the week of Monday, March 2 to Sunday, March 9. This week Sgt. Jay Wessel gave the report.

March 2

9:04 a.m. A shoplifter refused to leave a premises so police were called.

10:00 a.m. Police received a call about a traffic incident. It turned out to be a vehicle that had broken down on McPhee Bridge.

11:44 a.m.  A call about suspicious persons turned out to be nothing.

12:36 p.m. A Medicine Hat resident stopped by the Cranbrook detachment to turn herself in for a theft of vehicle from the Alberta city.

1:41 p.m. A resident called to report a 100 foot long extension cord as stolen. The cord was taken from a residence on 2A Street South. The theft likely occurred in August.

4:01 p.m. Abandoned 911 call. It turned out to be an accidental call.

4:09 p.m. Report of Facebook threats between those formerly in a relationship.

6:01 p.m. Caller reported threats, saying a neighbour told him he was going to turn his dogs into pelts if they defecated on his lawn again.

9:56 p.m. Two vehicle accident near Wycliffe. Minor injuries.

10:50 p.m. An intoxicated male had reportedly passed out in front of 7-11.

March 3

2:08 a.m. An abandoned 911 call was found to be some intoxicated people.

8:30 a.m. Report of an erratic driver.

8:37 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person from the night before. The caller had approached the person in their vehicle, but they wouldn’t roll it down.

8:53 a.m. A “historical” sexual assault was reported. Sgt. Wessel noted that historical in this context means that it happened a month or more ago.

9:17 a.m. Another historical sexual assault was reported and is also under investigation.

9:26 a.m. Report that a front driver’s side tire of a vehicle had been slashed on the 1700 block of 2nd Street South.

9:40 a.m. Ministry of Children and Families requested assistance with a case.

11:08 a.m. Police checked on the well being of a person after a suspicious person report came in.

11:45 a.m. Report of harassment on Facebook between exes.

12:42 pm. An erratic was reported in Moyie.

1:15 p.m. Report of an assault. A male alleged that his girlfriend hit him in the face and threw plates at him. Police investigated and found it to be a “consensual fight”.

1:20 p.m. An abandoned 911 call turned out to be a mistaken dial.

2:37 p.m. A report of a possible stolen motorcycle. The caller had purchased an off road motorcycle and noticed some of the serial number was unreadable.

3:50 p.m. A report of a missing elderly man. The person was located a few hours later.

4:13 p.m. Threats complaint. A man went into a store and asked for money. Police investigated and the male was known to the complainant.

8:45 p.m. An inquiry came in about a custodial matter and was sent to family courts.

9:41 p.m. Police were called after a female refused to leave a property. She became uncooperative and started throwing pop bottles.

March 4

Sgt. Wessel found no reports of note, adding it was a calm day.

March 5

5:30 a.m. Theft of a pack of cigarettes reported.

6:18 a.m. Report of a missing person. The person was found with no issues.

7:17 a.m. A historical sexual assault was reported and is under investigation.

9:28 a.m. A report of mischief to a vehicle. The hood of the vehicle was damaged, possibly by a crowbar.

9:56 a.m. Police were out on extra traffic enforcement.

1:12 p.m. A report of two counterfeit $100 USD bills.

1:59 p.m. Police responded to a panic alarm. It turned out to be a complaint under the Mental Health Act and the person was taken to hospital.

4:56 p.m. A man called about a woman refusing to leave a property. The woman gave police a false name, but was known to officers and there was a warrant executed by police.

5:02 p.m. An intoxicated male was reported to police. He had falling down and taken to hospital for treatment of injuries.

6:23 p.m. Police received an OnStar distress signal. They attended and found the button had been pressed by mistake.

7:02 p.m. An unwanted male who had previously been evicted from a residence refused to leave, and managed to reenter even after the locks had been changed.

8:32 p.m. Report of a possible impaired driver. The vehicle was not located.

March 6

7:06 a.m. Mischief to deer traps was reported.

9:15 a.m. Report of harassment by text between exes.

11:23 a.m. A commercial vehicle was reported vandalized. The radiator of a vehicle owned by a business on Theatre Road was reported to be punctured. The vandalism likely occurred in February.

11:30 a.m. A 24-hour suspension was issued after a vehicle was pulled over and officers found signs the drivers was impaired by drugs. A search of the vehicle found 3.9 grams of cocaine. It is under investigation.

4:39 p.m. Report of domestic disturbance. It turned out to be verbal argument between a couple that had split up.

6:38 p.m. An male and female were arguing in a Baker Street business. Police were called.

8:07 p.m. A driver was leaving the hockey game when he heard a loud bang. It was an individual who had ran into the side of the truck. The driver called police because he was concerned about the individual.

March 7

1:20 a.m. Report of a possible impaired driver. Police could not locate.

10:34 a.m. Report of general speeding in a neighbourhood.

11:00 a.m. An intoxicated male was reported falling. He was lodged in cells until sober.

12:22 p.m. A shoplifter was reported and is under investigation.

2:05 p.m. A pedestrian using a crosswalk reported being nearly hit. Police have identified the vehicle and are following up.

3:12 p.m. Report of an erratic driver. The person ran a stop and almost hit the complainant.

4:51 p.m. A report of a driving complaint. The driver was located and police discussed the complaint with the individual.

5:34 An abandoned 911 call from a pay phone. Police found no issues.

7:30 p.m. Police received a complaint of a big party at a house that was supposed to be vacant. The former tenants son had a backyard campfire. The partygoers were told to leave.

9:22 p.m. Police received report of an assault at a party. It was deemed domestic in nature and is under investigation.

10:10 p.m. Report of possible impaired driver.

10:22 p.m. An abandoned 911 call was received from a business. Police attended and found no issues.

March 8

1:11 a.m. A possible impaired driver was reported. The vehicle wasn’t located. It was from another location, so Cranbrook RCMP forwarded the information on.

11:41 a.m. Report of a domestic disturbance. It was a couple splitting up.

1:40 p.m. Erratic driving complaint.

3:24 p.m. Possible impaired driver reporter. The vehicle was registered in Calgary and could not be located.

7:30 p.m. Harassment by text between exes was reported. It is under investigation.

10:47 p.m. Report of threats. Both parties were spoken to.


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