On September 26, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 17-year-old female was assaulted as she loaded her groceries into her green van at the Overwaitea Foods parking lot.
A male, as yet unidentified, grabbed her from behind and placed her in a “bear hug” until she was able to free herself by elbowing him.
The male was last observed by the victim at the intersection of 10th Street South and 10th Avenue South.
The attacker was described as a 25-30 year-old male, medium build, 5’8” tall. The victim recollected a very pungent odour of cigarettes on the man.
The Golden/Field RCMP are investigating this incident, and at this time, are unable to ascertain a motive for the attack.
Anyone with any information is being asked to call the Golden/Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or the East Kootenay Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by internet at cintek.com/crimestoppers.
Theft of bicycles
Golden/Field RCMP were informed about the theft of bicycles from Lady Grey Elementary. The bikes had been left on school property overnight. Parents are reminded to make sure children have their bikes in a safe place on their property.
Bears destroyed by conservation officers
RCMP assisted conservation officers in the destruction of two bears in Golden on Sept. 28. The animals were put down in the area of 5th Street South. Residents are reminded to keep attractants on their property down to a minimum at this time of the year.
Cows on tracks
Golden/Field RCMP responded to a group of cows who were on the CP Rail tracks at Anderson Road Crossing. The animals had wandered on to the tracks before the owner was contacted. By the time Golden/Field RCMP arrived on scene the animals had been removed causing no further delays.
Accident on Selkirk Hill
A car went off the road coming down Selkirk Road on Sept. 21. Just before reaching the bottom of the hill, the car lost control and rolled over the embankment. No one was injured in the incident but Golden/Field RCMP officers wish to remind people to take their time when driving up or down local roads.
Investigation ends in dog attack
Golden/Field RCMP have concluded their investigation about a dog attack that happened at the Northern Wildlife Wolf Centre in April. The RCMP confirmed that two dogs had been put down after the attack. The RCMP also said they were not going to be forwarding any charges and that there were no indications of criminal negligence. The police file on the case is concluded.