RCMP Report: Injured sledder

A SPOT beacon was activated and a male sledder injured after an incident in the backcountry around Golden.

Intoxicated driver

On Dec. 14, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in South Golden.  A vehicle was checked leaving the area, and the driver was found to be one of the persons involved in the disturbance.  It was discovered that the driver had consumed alcohol prior to driving. As a result, the vehicle was impounded and the driver was suspended for three days.

Stolen property from Lower Mainland

Golden officers are investigating the possession of stolen property, a commercial vehicle and load.  The vehicle was stolen from two separate locations in the lower mainland.  Police were notified the vehicle was seen between Golden and Revelstoke.  Officers responded and with the assistance of the Commercial Vehicle inspectors at the Golden scales the vehicle was pulled in for inspection.  The driver ran from the vehicle and attempted to flee in a second waiting vehicle.  Police were able to apprehend both suspects a short distance away.  Two males from Winnipeg and Ontario are facing a number of charges in the case.

Noise complaint

There was a noise complaint on the south side of Golden at 230 a.m on Dec. 17.  Police attended to discover a loud party going on at the residence.  The resident shut down the party without any further incident or complaint.

Injured sledder

Police were notified of a SPOT beacon activation in the Golden area.  Emergency Coordination Centre was notified and Golden and Area Search and Rescue responded to the call.  It was determined that a sledder had been injured and was in need of medical attention.  The person was transported to the Golden Hospital for treatment.  All others in the party were fine and able to make their way out on their own.