RCMP Report: Parachutist sustains injuries on landing

Injuries for a male parachutist were among the files for RCMP last week.

Disturbance at CP

On May 11, the Golden-Field RCMP were called to CP Rail property after it was reported that four males had forced a train to stop on the tracks just off of Anderson Road. Police attended and were unable to locate the males or the associated vehicle. CP employees were able to obtain a licence plate for the vehicle and the file was passed on to the local CP Police Service for further investigation.

Reported assault

Police were called during the early morning hours of May 12 after a female reported being assaulted. “After speaking with the complainant it appears that the alleged assault was in relation to a dispute over drugs,” stated Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP. The female was not injured and police have since concluded the file as the victim did not wish for police to pursue the matter.

Landlord-tenant dispute

On May 12, police received a call from a male who alleged that he had been threatened by his landlords as he moved out of the residence. Police attended and determined that the male had failed to pay rent which led to a verbal confrontation between the two parties. Further investigation revealed that no threat had actually been uttered. The parties were issued a warning and no further complaints were received.

Male apprehended under MHA

Police assisted health care staff with the apprehension of a male under the Mental Health Act on May 13 after it was reported the male was believed to be having mental health issues. The male was apprehended without incident and transported to Cranbrook for further medical assessment.

Stolen purse

Police were called to a report of a purse being stolen out of a vehicle parked at a local hotel on May 14. The purse contained several credit cards and identification and was later located by RCMP in Alberta. Police are continuing to investigate and charges for possession of stolen property may be laid.

Injuries for parachutist

The Golden-Field RCMP were called to assist BC Ambulance and Golden Fire-Rescue after a parachutist sustained injuries while landing his skydive on May 14. “The 36 year-old male was transported to Calgary hospital for medical treatment and is expected to survive.” advised Cst. Lainchbury. WorkSafe BC was advised of the incident and it is expected that they will be investigating further.

Ticket for new driver

An Alberta driver received a $109 Violation Ticket for driving contrary to a restriction after police allege she was driving on a learner’s licence without a qualified supervisor. The passenger, who did have a valid licence, switched seats and the two continued back to Alberta.

Hotel party

Police responded to a noise complaint on 11th Avenue North on May 16 after multiple guests staying at a hotel nearby reported hearing loud music. After speaking with police the music was turned off and no further complaints were received.

Vehicle stolen from restaurant

Police are investigating after they received a report that a vehicle had been stolen out of the parking lot of a restaurant on Highway 1 on May 14. “The owner of the vehicle, who worked at the restaurant, came out to find his vehicle gone.” said Cst. Lainchbury. The vehicle is a grey 2004 Ford Freestar Van with British Columbia licence plate AH959N. Anyone with information regarding this theft, or anyone who may have seen this vehicle is asked to contact RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Single vehicle MVI near Field

The Golden-Field RCMP were called to assist BC Ambulance with a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Field on May 14. The driver and single occupant of the vehicle sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Calgary by ambulance. Police are continuing to investigate, and charges under the Motor Vehicle Act may be laid against the 24 year-old driver. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Early morning medical distress

During the early morning hours of May 16, BC Ambulance contacted police to request assistance after local hospital staff reported receiving a call from an unknown male advising a friend needed medical help. The friend did not specify what type of distress the male was in, and police attended to ensure the safety of responding paramedics. Upon attendance it was determined that the male was in medical distress and was transported to the Golden Hospital for treatment.

Five bucks taken from vehicle

Police were called on May 16 after a local resident discovered a male going through her vehicle which was parked in King Cresent. Five dollars in cash was taken. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to call police or Crimestoppers.

Two vehicle collision

On May 16 at approximately 10:30 pm, police responded to a collision between two vehicles at 9th Street South and 10th Avenue South. Police believe that one vehicle misjudged the distance of an oncoming vehicle, turning in front of it. The driver of that vehicle was issued a Violation Ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield to the other vehicle. No injuries were reported to police.

Noise complaint at Cedar Lake

The Golden-Field RCMP were called to Cedar Lake campground on May 16 after receiving a noise complaint. Police spoke with the group asking they quite down. The majority of the group agreed, however one male who was intoxicated continued to yell and swear at police. The 25 year-old male from Golden was arrested for causing a disturbance and lodged in police cells until sober.

Motor boat in the Kicking Horse

Police were called on May 17 after someone reported seeing a motorized boat in the Kicking Horse River near the Golden Municipal Campground. “Although it is not illegal to have a motorized boat in the Kicking Horse River there are some safety concerns given water levels, rock beds, and for other people using the river for non-motorized activities.” stated Cst. Lainchbury. Police spoke with the boater who had already taken his boat out of the river.

Excessive speeding

The Golden RCMP Traffic Services unit issued two separate seven day impoundments for Excessive Speeding this weekend. Police allege that the vehicles were found travelling 57 and 45 km/h over the posted speed limit. Both drivers, a female from Calgary and a male from Vernon, also received Violation Tickets for $368.00.

Driver in ‘warn’ range after roadside screening

Another vehicle was also impounded this weekend by the Traffic Services Unit after police stopped the vehicle for driving the wrong way on Main Street. Once stopped, police noted that the driver had consumed liquor. The driver, a 43 year-old male from Calgary, then provided two samples of his breath in the ‘warn’ range. “A warn on the approved screening device indicates that the driver has not less than 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100mL of blood.” advised Cst. Lainchbury. Under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program first time offenders found to be in the ‘warn’ range can lose their vehicle and driver’s licence for 3 days, as well as receive a $200 penalty.

Refusal to provide roadside breath sample

The Traffic Services unit also issued a 90 day driving suspension and 30 day vehicle impoundment after police allege that the driver refused to provide police with a roadside breath sample. “The vehicle was initially stopped for speeding and when officers spoke with the driver an odour of liquor was detected.” said Cst. Lainchbury. After several attempts to obtain a sample from the driver, a 27 year-old male from Calgary, was issued the suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act IRP program, as well as a ticket for speeding and having open liquor in a motor vehicle.