Vehicles Passing School Buses
Police continue to receive several complaints of vehicles passing school buses that have their stop lights and sign activated.
“Vehicles must come to a stop and remain stopped until all lights and the stop sign have de-activated,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury.
Drunk Gets into Wrong Bed
Police were called to a local hotel on October 5 after a heavily intoxicated male is believed to have confused which room he was staying in, crawling into the wrong bed with one of his co-workers.
The co-worker contacted police and the male was lodged in cells until sober. Police were then called back the following day to assist the male with removing his belongings after he was evicted from the hotel for his actions the previous night.
Police also dealt with the male two days later when it was reported that he was harassing staff and customers at a local gas station. The male was given a warning to stay off the property and advised police at that time he was leaving town.
Man Passed out on Street
A local male spent an evening in jail after police received a report that a male was passed out on 9th Street North.
Upon arrival police were able to wake the male who was heavily intoxicated. The male was lodged in cells until sober.
A dark blue Norco kids bicycle is believed to have been stolen from outside Lady Grey Elementary School on October 7.
The bicycle has a “Higher Ground” sticker on top of the frame. Anyone who may have seen the bicycle is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Snowmobile Taken in B&E
Police are asking anyone with information regarding a break and enter to contact them after a garage in Nicholson was entered on October 7.
A snowmobile that was parked inside was then stolen. The sled is described as a yellow and black 2010 800X Summit. Other items were also taken during the incident.
Tourist Reported Girlfriend Missing
On October 8, police were contacted by a male visiting from Alberta who stated that his girlfriend was missing.
Police attended and spoke with the male who stated the two had been drinking together the previous night and when he woke up he did not know where his girlfriend had gone.
Police were able to locate the girlfriend a short time later, who reported that she had stayed at a different residence overnight and that she would find alternate transportation back to Alberta.
A few hours later the male was seen driving in town. A traffic stop was conducted with the vehicle and the male was still exhibiting signs of intoxication.
The male provided samples of his breath into a roadside alcohol screening device, which registered ‘fail.’ The male’s driver’s licence was then suspended for 90 days along with a 30 day vehicle impoundment.
A local couple had three of four tires on their vehicle slashed during the night of October 14, while the vehicle was parked in their driveway just off of 10th Avenue North.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.
Bus Passenger Removed
A 66 year-old male from Vernon was escorted off the Greyhound Bus on October 10 after the driver requested he be removed for being intoxicated. The male, who did not know anyone in town, was lodged in cells until sober and then released.
Medical Supplies Stolen
On October 19, the Golden-Field RCMP received a report that a bag containing several medical supplies including a hearing aid was stolen from one of the local hotels.
Anyone with information is asked to contact local police or Crimestoppers.
Art Vandalized at Seniors Centre
Police were called on October 21 after a local artist noticed that several of her paintings had been slashed while they were on display at the Seniors Centre.
The artist advised that the incident had occurred sometime over the last few weeks. Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.
Unruly Greyhound Passengers
The Golden-Field RCMP received a complaint of two unruly Greyhound passengers on October 22. The male and female had been making other passengers uncomfortable and were asked to get off the bus by the driver.
The passengers then refused to get off and began yelling and swearing at the driver. Once advised that police would be called the two grabbed their bags and departed on foot.
Police were able to locate the two in a nearby parking lot and they advised that they would be waiting for family to come pick them up. No further issues were reported.
Traffic Services: Stolen Vehicle Located
Police were called during the morning of October 15 after it was reported that a vehicle had just been stolen from outside a gas station on 10th Avenue South.
Police quickly responded and were able to locate the stolen vehicle on Highway 1 just east of town. Traffic Services officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, which then refused to stop for police.
A spike belt was deployed, causing the vehicle to come to a stop just before the Highway 1 and 95 intersection. A 44 year- old male from Calgary was arrested in relation to the theft and was held for court.
The male then pleaded guilty to several charges including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, and failing to comply with previously imposed conditions and is currently serving his jail sentence.
Three 90-Day Prohibitions Handed Out
Police with the Golden Traffic Services unit have issued three 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions since the beginning of October after police allege that the drivers failed roadside alcohol screening device tests.
The driver’s also had their vehicles impounded for 30 days.
Driver Caught Going 55km Over Limit
A driver had their vehicle impounded on October 12 after police with the Traffic Services unit allege that they were travelling 155 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.
The driver was also issued a Violation Ticket for $368.00.
Police Prepare for Busy Halloween
The Golden-Field RCMP are preparing for a busy Halloween this year as the evening falls on a Saturday night.
“Although we don’t usually see a ton of issues during Halloween, we have scheduled extra staff to work during the evening in the event there is an increased call volume,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Police will also be doing a safety presentation to students at Alexander Park Elementary School this week, and would like to remind parents and kids of the following safety tips:
– Walk, don’t run
– Stay on the sidewalk if possible or on the left side of the road facing traffic
– Never walk out between cars to cross the street
– Visit houses on one side of the street at a time
– Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape
– Only approach houses that have the outside lights turned on
– Trick-or-treat in groups
– Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat
– Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring their candy home to be inspected before consuming anything