The Golden-Field RCMP responded to 505 calls for service during the month of July, an average of about 16 files per day.
Police are still asking the public for assistance in locating Dustin Mckeeman who was reported missing to the Golden-Field RCMP on July 11.
“It’s out of character for Dustin to not have any contact with family or friends for this length of time,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. “There is some indication that Dustin may have been in the Calgary area, however we have not been able to confirm this.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden- Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A 27 year-old male from Lytton had his license suspended and his vehicle impounded for three days on July 17 after police allege he was driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Police allege that during a traffic stop they formed suspicion that the male had been drinking and a roadside alcohol screening device test was conducted resulting in a ‘warn’ reading. The male was also issued a Violation Ticket for driving without insurance.
Semi-Truck on Fire
On July 29 just before 3 a.m. the Golden-Field RCMP were advised that a semi-truck was on fire on the Trans-Canada Highway near 10 Mile Hill. Police responded and found the semi, which was hauling five vehicles, fully engulfed in flames.
“As the incident occurred outside a fire protection area, there are no fire services that are available to respond,” says Cst. Lainchbury. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours as a safety precaution.
Lock up valuable items
Police would once again like to remind residents to keep their valuable items, such as bicycles, locked up after receiving multiple reports of stolen bicycles during the month of July. “This is something that is both common in Golden and so easily preventable,” says Cst. Lainchbury
“We see tons of items just laying unlocked in yards when we are patrolling, thieves see the same thing.”