Police are reminding residents to be cautious when dealing with telemarketers as many may be looking to obtain your information for fraudulent purposes.
“This week we had two separate incidents of people fraudulently obtaining money from local residents,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP.
Both incidents saw victims lose large amounts of money to fraudsters, including one who was posing as the Canada RevenueAgency. If you believe you have been a victim of a fraud, immediately contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.
Should you feel that you received a fraudulent call, but were not a victim of fraud you can report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
On October 27 police received a report that a laptop had been stolen out of a vehicle that was parked at the Emerald Lake Lodge overnight.
Police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information regarding this incident contact them at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Break and Enter
Police are investigating after receiving a report that a rural residence near Parson was broken into sometime on October 27.
Missing from the residence are a number of video games, lighters, and a Samsung Tab4 tablet. Anyone with information regarding this break & enter is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.
Stolen Sled Recovered
The Golden-Field RCMP were called to recover a snowmobile that had been found in a rural area near Nicholson on October 28.
The caller believed that the sled may be stolen, and upon attendance police confirmed that the sled had been stolen out of Golden earlier in the month.
The sled was brought back to the Golden RCMP Detachment where it was later returned to the owner. Police are still looking for information on who is responsible for the theft.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Passenger Yelling on Bus
On October 29 the Golden-Field RCMP were called by a bus driver for Greyhound requesting they assist him in removing a passenger who had become intoxicated since getting on the bus in Revelstoke.
Police attended and spoke with the driver who stated that other passengers became uncomfortable when the male began yelling and swearing on the bus.
Police then spoke with the male who was quite obviously intoxicated.
The male was arrested for Causing a Disturbance and lodged in cells until sober.
Suspected Drug Use
Police were called on October 30 after a local hotel owner believed that there were people smoking marijuana inside a vehicle parked outside of the hotel.
Upon attendance police were not able to find any evidence that the two were smoking marijuana, and the two stated they had simply stopped to take a break from driving. No other complaints were received regarding the vehicle and the two continued on their way.
A 34 year-old from the Malakwa area is scheduled to appear in court on December 1 after she allegedly stole just under $100 worth of merchandise from a local grocery store on October 30.
“The female caught the attention of staff after she filled a bag full of items and then walked out of the store without making any attempt at payment,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
The female was held until police could arrive where she was then arrested. The female was later released with documents requiring her to attend court to answer to the allegation.
More Gas Theft
The Golden-Field RCMP received a report of gas being syphoned out of a vehicle on Golden View Road sometime during the weekend of October 24-25. A U-Haul vehicle was parked on the property and had at least a half of a tank of gas.
When the owner of the property returned the tank was empty and a hose was found a short distance away. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.
Two local youths found themselves riding home in the back of a police car after police were called to two separate incidents on Halloween night.
The first incident involved police being called to a large party on October 31.
“Several police officers responded to the call where it was determined that a number of youths were drinking,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
“Most party goers dispersed once police arrived, however one stood out to police as being fairly intoxicated and was given a ride home to his parents.”
The second call came in just before 4 a.m. when police were called to a local gas station as a youth was intoxicated at the store. The youth was also picked up and driven home to her parents.
Drunk Wanders into Wrong House in Field
The Golden-Field RCMP are reminding residents to lock the doors to their houses after, for a second week in a row, someone walked into someone else’s house unannounced.
Police were called to a residence in Field on November 1 just after 2 a.m., when it was reported that an intoxicated male entered the complainant’s residence.
The female resident was woken up by the door to her house opening and found a male leaning up against her couch. Police attended but were not able to locate the male who took off on foot.
The male is described as white, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a red ball cap, a blue and orange vest, and jeans. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Police are investigating after receiving a report of theft on November 1. Both a trailer and a 4500 litre fuel tank were taken from a pit near Quartz Creek, west of Golden.
Other items stolen included two plasma televisions, a 3000 watt Honda generator, a range finder, clothing, and other items with a total approximate value of $20,000. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.
A reward may be offered for information that leads to an arrest.
On October 30 at approximately 6 a.m., the Golden-Field RCMP, along with the Golden Fire-Rescue, and BC Ambulance Service, responded to a report of a single vehicle roll-over into a residential property on Hwy 95 south of Golden near Parson.
The driver and sole occupant, a 36-year-old male from Vernon, was deceased on scene. Highway 95 was reduced to single lane alternating traffic for a few hours, re-opening once emergency crews departed the scene. The BC Coroner’s office is still investigating the incident.
A 28 year-old male from Maple Ridge had his driver’s license suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition program after police allege that he failed two roadside alcohol screening device tests on the evening of October 30.
“A traffic stop was initially conducted with the vehicle as it had no insurance,” said Cst. Lainchbury
“In speaking with the driver, the police officer believed that the driver had alcohol in his body and the two tests were conducted resulting in ‘fail’ readings.”
Driver Ran Red Light
Police with Traffic Services issued another Immediate Roadside Prohibition this week after they allege that a 38 year-old male from Golden failed to provide samples of his breath.
“A traffic stop was conducted on November 1 after the officer alleged that the driver failed to come to a stop at a red light,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Police formed the opinion that the driver had alcohol in his system, and police state that the driver was given several opportunities to provide a sample of his breath but failed to provide the samples.
As a result the driver had his vehicle impounded for 30 days and his driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days.
New Social Media
The Golden-Field RCMP is now on Facebook.
Be sure to follow them at facebook.com/Golden-FieldRCMP for weekly safety and crime prevention tips, crime alerts, and anything else RCMP related. You can also follow them on Twitter: @goldenrcmp.