Rcmp Report: End of year leads to a busy time in Golden

In the past five years RCMP have arrested at most a handful of people, and this year police had eight people in custody on New Year’s day.

  • Jan. 9, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Late night noise

On Dec. 31, RCMP responded to a report of a male heard screaming behind a local business, shortly before 5 a.m. Officers located a very intoxicated male hanging onto a chain-link fence. The male was extremely intoxicated, soaked, very cold, and lost. The male, an Alberta resident, was arrested for public intoxication, provided with warm dry clothing and held until sober and able to take care of himself.

Busy end of year

Police were kept very busy this year during the New Year’s Eve events. Eight people were arrested overnight. They were arrested for a variety of offences from public intoxication, assault, and failure to comply with court orders.

In the past five years RCMP have arrested at most a handful of people, and this year police had eight people in custody on New Year’s day.

Hospitalization required

On Jan. 1, police responded to a report of a very intoxicated female. The person who had reported the incident had come upon the female who was so intoxicated she was unable to speak properly, and therefore they were unable to assist her in locating someone to care for her.

Police attended and confirmed her state of impairment was so excessive that she was turned over to EMS, who transporter her to the hospital for further care.

Disturbing the peace

Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Golden on Jan. 1. Police located a drunk male outside the residence, yelling at the occupants within to come out and fight. It was clear the male had already been involved in a physical altercation. He was arrested for causing a disturbance by being drunk, and was held until sober.

Suspicious mind

There was a report of a suspicious vehicle at 5:30 a.m. in a downtown parking lot on Jan. 3. It was reported the vehicle appeared to have occupants within it, and the vehicle was being turned on and off intermittently.

Police checked on the vehicle and occupants, and ascertained they were travelling from Alberta to the Okanagan. They had parked overnight to sleep, and were simply trying to keep warm.

Stolen trailer

On Jan. 4, a 20-food flatdeck trailer was stolen overnight from a business on 10th Avenue North. At the time it was stolen, it was bearing a B.C. license number of 18114D.

Anyone with information on these, or any other crimes in the area, are asked to call the Golden RCMP detachment at 250-344-2221, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.