Local woman has vehicle impounded
A 21 year-old female from Golden had her vehicle impounded for 30 days and her licence suspended for 90 after police allege she failed to provide a sample of her breath into an approved alcohol screening device on March 28.
“The female was initially pulled over when the officer noticed that she was driving without any headlights,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury. “Once pulled over the officer formed the suspicion that the driver had consumed alcohol, and requested she provide a sample of her breath.” Police allege after being given several opportunities the female failed to provide an adequate sample.
Police are reminding parents to speak with their children regarding bullying and the effects it can have after an incident was reported to police earlier this week. A link for several resources and tips on what to say can be found on the Golden-Field RCMP Facebook page.
On March 30 just after 6:30 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP received a report of a Grey Toyota Tundra following a cyclist for several blocks near 14th Street South.
“The caller advised that the vehicle had plenty of room to pass her, but continued to follow behind at a slow rate of speed,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Police were not able to locate the vehicle to determine what they were doing, but want to remind cyclists and pedestrians to always be aware of their surroundings, and should they ever feel like they’re unsafe, dial 911 immediately.
Attempted shed break-in
The Golden-Field RCMP are asking residents to be on the lookout after receiving a report that a male was trying to get in to a shed at a house on 12th Street South on Mar. 31.
“The caller reported seeing the male in her yard and confronted him. The male then took off on foot,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The male is described as being a Caucasian male in his mid 30s, 5’9” tall, heavy muscular build, wearing blue jeans, a white hoodie, and black toque. Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Single vehicle incident
Local police were called to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Blaeberry School Road just after midnight on March 31.
“Officers attended and were able to determine that the vehicle had gone off the road and down an embankment,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The driver, a 50 year-old male from Saskatchewan, was uninjured.
Another found bicycle was turned over to police this week. Check our Facebook page for an inventory of all our found bikes.
On April 2, RCMP responded to a complaint regarding tires being slashed at a residence in the Mountain Shadows Trailer Court on Reflection Lake Road in Golden. Police responded and determined that multiple vehicles had been targeted in the park with over 21 tires being slashed.
“This is obviously a great concern for us given the impact that it has on the entire community up there,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “We would ask that anyone who has information regarding this incident contact us as soon as possible.”
A Golden resident was victim to a scam this week, losing $500 to fraudsters posing as Canadian Revenue Agency employees.
“The victim was advised that they owed back taxes for 2009 and 2010, and that an arrest warrant would be issued immediately if they did not pay,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “Fearing that they would be arrested, the victim paid the caller using pre-paid cards.” Police are warning residents to be cautious when sending money to unknown parties and would like to remind them that the Canada Revenue Agency will never call to demand payment for taxes.
Police were called on April 1 after an inReach text was received requesting search and rescue for an injured snowmobiler near Hope Creek, near Kinbasket.
“Golden and District Search and Rescue flew into the area and were able to locate the male who had sustained injuries after taking a jump on his snowmobile,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The 23-year-old male from Golden, was transported and treated at the Golden Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Two men given tickets
Two local males were issued a violation ticket for driving without due care after a report was received that they were following another vehicle on April 1. “The caller alleged that he was being followed by two separate vehicles, which were chasing him in a dangerous manner on Highway 1,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “This is not a random incident and all parties are known to each other.”
Vehicle damaged during fight
Police are continuing to investigate after it was alleged that a vehicle ended up damaged during a fight outside a downtown bar on April 3. “We were initially called to a fight, with the caller stating that someone was throwing logs of wood at her vehicle,” said Cst. Lainchbury. In speaking with several witnesses police were able to identify the male and are looking to speak with him regarding the incident.
On Apr. 4 just after 2 a.m., RCMP were called to a residence in Field where a male was reportedly having a bad reaction to illegal mushrooms taken earlier in the evening. Police responded with BC Ambulance and the male was transported to the Golden Hospital for assessment.