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Golden-Field RCMP receive 261 calls for service in June

Nearly 40 per cent of the calls were traffic related including 12 serious incidents
Golden-Field RCMP received 261 calls for service in June. (Black Press File Photo)

Golden-Field RCMP branch received 261 calls for service last month, two more than in May and 23 more than April’s total of 238.

There were 55 persons offences last month which include assault fraud, uttering threats and harassment. Although this is a slight increase from last month’s number of 52, it is still less than the 67 persons offences called for in April.

There were also 55 persons offences in March which suggests that April may have been an outlier.

As usual, traffic-related calls were the most frequent call for service with 102 such requests.

May was a dangerous month on the roads with 23 collisions in the region including two fatalities, two with serious injuries and eight with serious vehicle damage over $10,000.

Although there were no fatalities in June, it was still a comparatively dangerous month to be on the roads. There were 22 collisions, 12 of which resulted in serious vehicle damage over $10,000 and one with serious injuries.

In addition to the collisions, there were nine impaired driving investigations which resulted in seven immediate roadside prohibitions.

There were 23 property offences in June, an increase from April and May when there were 21 property offences in each month but less than the 25 reported in March.

Among the 25 property offences in March was the courthouse fire that left one firefighter injured after she fell off the roof while responding to the blaze.

The RCMP have not laid any charges related to the case although the courthouse’s services have been relocated to multiple locations around Golden.

After the fire, the Town of Golden passed a resolution seeking assurances from the government of B.C. that all provincial services formerly housed in the courthouse would return to Golden in their original form.

Mayor Ron Oszust informed town council last month that the province was receptive to the town’s request.

This Saturday, the Golden-Field RCMP will be hosting a public open house. Members of the community are invited to visit the detachment and enjoy the free food and activities including equipment demonstrations, cell block tours and more.

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