RCMP Report: Police seek bike thief info

Local police are asking anyone with information regarding recent bicycle thefts to contact them or Crimestoppers.

Two bicycle thefts

Local police are asking anyone with information regarding recent bicycle thefts contact either the RCMP directly at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

“We received two separate reports on March 7 that bicycles had been stolen,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury. The first bicycle is described as a white and green Men’s 21 Speed Makamura, which was stolen from in front of the Family Centre and the second bicycle is an orange and silver men’s road bicycle, taken from the deck of a residence on 12th Street South.

Male allegedly sends nude photos to teenage girl

The Golden-Field RCMP are currently investigating an incident involving a male sending nude photographs to a female youth, which was reported to them on March 9.

“We were advised that a male, who we are currently trying to identify, had been sending nude pictures of himself to a 15 year-old through a game on Facebook,” said Cst. Lainchbury.

“The male was then asking for nude photos of the girl in return.” Police would like to remind parents to speak with their children regarding online activities, and immediately report anything suspicious or inappropriate to police.

More information regarding internet safety or the online sexual exploitation of children can be found at www.cybertip.ca

Group seen breaking into vehicle

Police were called on March 13 just after 1 a.m. to a report of a group of males breaking in to vehicles near 12th Street South.

“The caller had seen the group entering their vehicle and immediately called police,” said Cst. Lainchbury.

Police were able to identify a second vehicle in the area which appeared to be broken into.

Dodge pickup on fire in Nicholson

Police are continuing to investigate a vehicle fire that occurred on March 13 at a residence on Mcbeath Road, in Nicholson. The call to assist the Nicholson Fire Department came in just before 9 a.m., and involved a Dodge pickup being on fire.

“At this time we are not able to determine the exact cause of the fire, and would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed or seen the vehicle start on fire,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Anyone with information can contact the Golden-Field RCMP directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers.

Hash oil seized at traffic stop

A traffic services officer seized a small amount of what is believed to be hash oil after a traffic stop on Highway 1 in Golden on March 9.

The officer initially stopped the vehicle after noticing that it did not have day time running lights, and a smell of marijuana was noted. The driver, a 33 year-old from Calgary was arrested, at which point the vehicle was searched resulting in the drug seizure.

Revelstoke male has car impounded

A 31 year-old male from Revelstoke had his vehicle impounded on March 10 after police allege he was travelling 149km/h in a 90km/h zone near Field. The male was also issued a $368 ticket for excessive speeding.

New driver given roadside suspension

A 24 year-old new driver received a 12 hour driving suspension after police conducted a traffic stop near Hartley Road, west of Golden, on March 13.

Police allege they noted a smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath and obtained a breath sample using an approved roadside screening device. The results indicated that the female did have alcohol in her body, contrary to a condition as a new driver. The driver’s vehicle was also towed.