Break & Enters
The Golden-Field RCMP are investigating a break & enter at the community hall in Field which is believed to have occurred sometime either on August 30 or 31. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from inside the building. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police are also asking anyone with information regarding another break & enter contact them or Crimestoppers after receiving a call on August 31 that a seasonal cabin on Black Bear Rd. had been broken into. The owner of the property advised that a number of items including alcohol were missing.
Police were called to a residence on Sept. 3 at approximately 3:30 a.m. after it was reported that a female was continuously knocking on the wrong door of the residence on Kallman Rd. The female was reportedly intoxicated and had left on foot by the time police arrived. Police were able to locate the female who was heavily intoxicated a short distance away. The 37 year-old female from Golden was transported to the Golden Hospital by Ambulance where she was kept overnight for observation. No charges are expected in relation to the disturbance.
Transient at GSS
A 25 year-old transient male from Salmon Arm was asked to find alternate accommodations on September 4 after it was reported to police that he was sleeping outside one of the entrances to the Golden Secondary School. Staff from the school contacted police to have the male moved as they were expecting students to arrive shortly for a tour.
On September 4 police were called to the Greyhound bus station to assist with removing a passenger who had become intoxicated on the bus while travelling from Calgary. “Police responded and the driver informed them that he had received several complaints from other passengers who were uncomfortable with the male’s behaviour,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, with the Golden-Field RCMP. The male was co-operative with the driver and police and opted to sober up and wait for the next westbound bus.
Complaints at Cedar
Police received to two separate complaints at Cedar Lake during the September long weekend. The first complaint was received on Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m. regarding excessively loud music coming from one of the campsites with the other coming in on Sunday just before 1 a.m. In both instances police spoke with the parties regarding the complaint and all agreed to quiet down. No further complaints were received after the warnings were given.
Driver Fell Asleep
Police and BC Ambulance responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Quartz Creek on September 5. The driver indicated to police that he had fallen asleep causing the vehicle to leave the roadway before rolling. Both the driver and passenger were transported to the Golden Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
Fuel Stolen on Highway
On September 6, police were called to a business on Highway 1 Frontage Road after the owner noticed that two vehicles parked overnight had their gas tanks drilled and approximately $1000 worth of fuel stolen. Police are asking anyone with information contact them or Crimestoppers.
Driver Gets Friend’s Vehicle Impounded
A 35 year-old male from Golden had a friends’ vehicle impounded for 30 days after police conducted a traffic stop on September 7, and the driver failed a roadside alcohol screening device test. Police first noticed the vehicle travelling without any lights at approximately 2:30 a.m. and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver also received a 90 day driving prohibition, however he did not hold a valid driver’s licence which resulted in him receiving an additional $276 Violation Ticket.
Fatality in Yoho
On Sept. 10, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Golden-Field RCMP was advised of a single vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Takkakaw Falls east of Field. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle had left the highway and entered the ditch. The 55 year-old female driver from Calgary was found to be deceased upon police arrival. There are currently no witnesses to the incident so it is unknown what time the collision may have occurred or the cause of it. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision contact the Golden RCMP Traffic Services Unit at 250-344- 2221.
Fight at ‘Flats’
Two local youths are set to appear in court on October 7 to answer to assault charges stemming from a fight at a ‘flats’ party on September 8. Police were called just before 2:00 am and advised that a female youth had been assaulted while attending the party. The victim was brought to the Golden Hospital and received treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries. “The file remains under investigation at this time,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “We are still looking to speak with several witnesses, and would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the fight who hasn’t already spoken with us call the detachment.”
Mischief near Hoodoo
Police are asking anyone with information regarding a mischief file near the Hoodoo Campground entrance contact them or Crimestoppers after it was reported on Sept. 9 that approximately $50,000 in damage was done to a number of signs when an excavator parked at that location was taken and driven in to the signs. A reward may be offered through Crimestoppers for any information that leads to an arrest.
Driver Fled Scene
Police issued a $368 Violation Ticket to a 27 year-old male from Abbotsford after police allege that he failed to remain at the scene of a collision on Oberg Johnson Road on September 11. Witnesses indicated that the vehicle had rolled over before the driver fled the scene. Police were able to locate the driver later in the day attempting to leave town at which point he was issued the ticket.
Watch to be Claimed
Local police are looking to find the owner of a ladies Fossil watch which was turned in to them on September 12. “The person who turned the item in had received the watch as a gift and believed that it was most likely stolen,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The watch can be claimed by calling the RCMP Detachment and providing a description.
Breach of Probation
Police will be forwarding charges against a local youth alleging that she breached her bail conditions by consuming alcohol after they allegedly found her intoxicated on Sept.12. The female had been arrested and released earlier in the week and was bound by a set of conditions. The youth is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 7 to answer to the charges.
Collision with Cyclist
Police are looking to speak with the driver of a black SUV which is believed to have been involved in a collision with a young cyclist on 9th Street South on Sept. 13. The 13 year-old cyclist was upset and yelling at the driver when it drove off without providing information or assistance. The cyclist was treated for minor injuries at the Golden Hospital. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is also asked to contact the RCMP .
The Golden RCMP Traffic Services unit impounded a tractor trailer unit on September 2. Police allege that the driver was travelling at 130km/h in an 80km/h zone at 5 mile hill, east of Golden. The driver also received a $368 Violation Ticket.
A 53 year-old from Radium had his licence suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days on September 5 after police allege he failed a roadside alcohol screening device test. “A traffic stop was conducted by traffic services officers who noted the vehicle did not have a front licence plate,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “The officer noted signs of impairment during the stop which led to the alcohol screening test.”
A 35 year-old male from Jaffrey is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 18 on a number of charges including Impaired Driving, Flight from Police, Dangerous Driving and Breach of Undertaking resulting from a traffic stop on Sept. 11. “We initially received a call that a vehicle was seen leaving a gas station and that the caller believed the driver was impaired,” says Cst. Lainchbury. “Local traffic services officers were looking for the vehicle and observed it pass them on 10th Ave. N., where they attempted to conduct a traffic stop.” Police then allege that the driver fled in the vehicle but was stopped a short distance later. Once arrested, police determined that he was currently on conditions not to have contact with the passenger. He was brought back to the Detachment where police obtained breath samples in relation to the Impaired Driving charges and was released on documents requiring his appearance in court.