Sgt. Troy Durand is pictured with some of the students from Nicholson Elementary. Durand was at the school talking to students about bike safety.

RCMP Report: Speed becoming an issue as weather warms up

As the number of vehicles starts to rise on the highways, drivers have been increasing their speed.

Speeders beware

The Golden/Field RCMP have noticed a rise in the number of incidents involving speeding vehicles around Golden.

As the number of vehicles starts to rise on the highways, drivers have been increasing their speed. During a one hour period on May 17, 30 vehicles were stopped and ticketed by local RCMP.

Drivers are reminded to pay attention to speed limits when driving on the highways and in town.

Dog struck by vehicle?

A dog may have been struck by a vehicle east of Golden. The animal was spotted on the railway tracks by CP Rail workers who contacted the RCMP.

Local members from the detachment and the dogs owner conducted a search for the animal but could not find it.

Thefts from vehicles reminder

Golden/Field RCMP would like to remind people in the Golden area to not leave valuables in their cars.

People should not be leaving items such as cellphones, purses or cameras in plain sight in their vehicles.

Vandals on rooftops

06-12-2013

Golden/Field RCMP are investigating an incident of vandalism involving people getting on top of buildings in the downtown area. A number of satellite dishes were damaged in the incident.

The RCMP have noticed a rise in the number of incidents involving damage and spray bombings (graffiti) over the past few weeks in Golden. An RCMP official said they will be keeping a close eye on the situation throughout the summer months.

They would also like to remind people that the decision to climb on the buildings can be very dangerous and lead to serious injury.

Anyone with any information on the incident in the downtown area or any of the graffiti are asked to contact the Golden/Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.

Live wires

06-17-2013

A semi-trailer was involved in an incident at the Kicking Horse Rest Area. The vehicle hit a BC Hydro pole and had live wires covering it for a period of time. The RCMP said power was interrupted but live lines were sparking during the incident until the power was cut.

Officers got to the site as soon as possible out of concern for both the drivers and onlookers safety.

There was a concern that people would assume the wires had no power and get close to them when a surge happened.

People are reminded to give a great deal of room if they come up on a scene involving downed power lines.

Moose hit on highway

06-17-2013

A vehicle travelling west of Golden on the Trans Canada Highway struck a moose. The incident happened in the morning hours. There were two adults and children in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The passengers in the vehicle were lucky because it was a glancing blow off the animal. The car suffered minor damage (a crack in the vinyl bumper) while the animal ran off into the bushes.

The RCMP would like to remind drivers to drive with great caution due to the number of animals recently spotted on the highways around Golden.