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RCMP Report: Four tires slashed at Reflection Lake residence
Break and Enter
The Golden-Field RCMP were called to two separate incidents near 11th Street South on March 2, involving some suspicious circumstances, which were later linked to the same male. Police were first called to a report that someone went into a vehicle which was parked on 11th Street South, and proceeding to vomit throughout the interior.
Shortly after police received a call to a residence where they were advised that owners had found a number of items including a cellphone inside their residence.
Police were able to link the cellphone to the owner and confirm that the 22 year-old male, who was in town visiting family, was heavily intoxicated the previous evening.
Police believe that the male entered both the vehicle and the house, however he had no recollection of the events that had transpired. After discussing the incident with the two complainants an agreement was reached that no charges would be pursued and the male would pay for any clean-up and repair fees.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding four tires on a vehicle being slashed at a residence on Reflection Lake Road contact them after receiving a report on March 3. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On March 3, the Golden-Field RCMP was asked to assist the CP Police Service after a suspicious persons report was received near Field.
Police attended and were able to confirm that a number of people had been in the area, which is fairly remote, near a number of infrastructure points. Police did not observe any damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Camp Underneath Bridge
Police were called to check on the wellbeing of someone who set up camp underneath the Highway 95 Bridge in Golden.
“The caller had seen the items there before and was concerned that the person may require medical assistance,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. Officers attended and confirmed that although a camp had been set up nobody was there. Highway Services, who maintains the bridge, was advised of the report.
Wear Reflective Clothing at Night
The Golden-Field RCMP would like to remind pedestrians and cyclists to always wear bright or reflective clothing after receiving a report of a male walking down the highway dressed in black during the night of March 4.
“This is something we see almost weekly during patrols; people walking or cycling on the road in all dark clothes or with no lighting,” says Cst. Lainchbury. Cyclists are reminded that under the BC Motor Vehicle Act, all bicycles being operated at night require:
- lighted lamp mounted on the front and under normal atmospheric conditions capable of displaying a white light visible at least 150 m in the direction the cycle is pointed;
- a red reflector; and
- a lighted lamp, mounted and visible to the rear, displaying a red light.
Those found without can receive a $109 fine.
Police were called to the canyon east of Golden on March 6 after a driver reported that they had become stranded on the roadway due to a fear of heights, and could not continue to make the drive. Police were able to speak with the driver and eventually convinced them to continue driving.
The Golden-Field RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious fire near the airport on March 7. Upon attendance police and fire services determined that some wire had caught fire near the end of the runway. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Missing Person Located in Canmore
During the evening of March 8, the Golden-Field RCMP received a report of a missing person, who was last believed to be in Golden.
“As a part of the investigation, we were able to determine that the male’s cellphone was in the Canmore area,” says Cst. Lainchbury. A request to locate was then sent to the Canmore RCMP, who were able to locate the male the following day.
An 18 year-old male from Golden received a driving suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act after police allege that the male was driving a motor vehicle with alcohol in his body, on March 9, contrary to a restriction of his ‘new’ driver’s licence. The male was also issued a Violation Ticket for not being able to produce insurance documents.
Friend Lost at Resort
On March 10, just after 1 a.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were advised that a group of males staying at the ski hill, had lost one of their friends while walking to a bar.
“After not seeing the friend for a number of hours, the group decided to contact police,” says Cst. Lainchbury. “After a short search of the resort, police were able to locate the male laying on the floor in one of the hotel buildings.” The male was then reunited with his friends.
Intoxicated on Bus
A 31 year-old male from Kelowna was arrested by the Golden-Field RCMP on March 11 after police received a report alleging that he was intoxicated and causing a disturbance on a bus which was travelling through Golden.
“Upon arrival we determined that the male was on probation with relation to alcohol and also had outstanding warrants for his arrest,” says Cst. Lainchbury.
The male was brought before a Justice of the Peace, who released the male on $1500 bail with a $200 cash deposit. He is scheduled to appear in court, in Golden, on April 4, in relation to the Breach of Probation charge.
Squatter Sleeping on Property
Police were called to a rural business, located on Highway 95, on March 11 after staff found someone sleeping on the property.
Upon attendance police determined that the male had outstanding warrants out of Alberta, with an ‘Alberta Only Radius’. The male was then transported back to Golden by police. No charges in relation to trespassing are expected.
Debit Machine Missing from Bar
On March 11, the Golden-Field RCMP received a report that a hand held debit machine had gone missing from a local bar, possibly earlier in February, and was believed to be stolen. The machine is described as a Silver “Chase” hand held debit reader. Anyone with information regarding this item’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
The Golden-Field RCMP are continuing to investigate after a vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Barriere, BC, was located at a residence in Golden on March 11. Police were acting on information received that the vehicle was parked at the residence and upon attendance were able to confirm the vehicles whereabouts. Police were not able to locate anyone in or near the vehicle, however one suspect has been identified. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Don’t Leave Valuables in Vehicles
Police would like to remind residents and motorist to ensure that they are not leaving valuable items unattended in vehicles after receiving a report on March 12 that footprints could be seen in the snow, checking a vehicle on 11th Street South.
“Items such as loose change, cell phone charges, and other electronics are easy to steal,” says Cst. Lainchbury. “The thief can be in and out in seconds without being noticed.”
More tips on how to prevent auto crime can be found on ICBC’s website: www.icbc.com under preventing auto crime.
Driving Without a License
A 40 year-old male from Golden is scheduled to appear in court after police allege that he was driving not only without a driver’s licence, but while being prohibited from driving.
“The officer initially stopped the vehicle on Highway 95 after the he noticed that the vehicle had no front licence plate,” says Cst. Lainchbury.
After conducting further queries on the driver, police learnt that the driver was on an indefinite suspension from driving in the Province of British Columbia.