Last week marked National Police Week. Officers throughout British Columbia answered a number of questions relating to policing, including police dogs, cars, and stations, which had been submitted by kids throughout the province.
“Although the questions were asked by kids, they are the same questions that we get asked all the time by adults,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury. Video responses to the questions were uploaded to YouTube and can be found on the Golden-Field RCMP Facebook Page.
The Golden-Field RCMP is investigating an alleged assault after a report was received on May 16 that a female had hit another female outside a local bank. A 39 year-old female from Golden was arrested as a result of the incident and is scheduled to appear in court in Golden on August 3.
Caller Fled from Mental Health Facility
On May 16, police responded to a report that a female was being harassed by one of her parents, and determined that the caller had actually fled from a psychiatric facility in Calgary.
“The female’s story didn’t seem to make sense to officers,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “After conducting some queries, they were able to determine that the female was supposed to be being treated for mental health in Calgary.”
The female was then apprehended by police and returned to Calgary.
Police were called to an alleged assault at a local gas station on the Trans-Canada Highway on May 16.
“The complainant reported that he had been assaulted by a truck driver who had confronted him on his driving,” said Cst. Lainchbury. In speaking with both parties police determined that the complainant was actually the aggressor, and that no assault had actually occurred.
Police would like to remind motorists not to approach other drivers and to instead contact police on the non-emergency line 250-344-2221.
The Golden-Field RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Highway 95 just after 8:30 p.m. on May 16. Police were able to determine that the motorcycle lost control, skidding down the roadway.
The driver, a 60 year-old male from Grande Cache, Alberta was treated in Golden for minor injuries, and later released.
Dump Truck too Tall
Police responded to an incident involving a dump truck colliding with overhead lines on the Nicholson Road at Highway 95 on May 17.
“It’s believed that the box was inadvertently raised, and hit the lines,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Nicholson Frontage Road was closed to traffic for several hours to allow for utility companies to repair the lines.
Male Loses Employer’s Vehicle
A 52 year-old male, originally from Golden, had his employer’s vehicle seized during the evening of May 17 after police allege that he was travelling 106 km/h in the 60km/h zone on Highway 1 coming up the Golden Hill.
A number of other motorists were also fined for speeding in the same area that evening.
Break and Enter
On May 18, police were called to a residence in the Blaeberry after it was alleged that a male had walked into a residence without permission and began threatening and pushing another male who was inside.
A 21 year-old male from Golden was arrested for break & enter, uttering threats, and assault and is scheduled to appear in court in Golden on July 5.
Vehicle Passes Stopped School Bus
Police received yet another report of a vehicle passing a school bus south of Golden on May 18.
“People just don’t seem to be getting the message,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “When a bus is stopped with its lights activated, you cannot pass it.”
The driver of the bus was able to obtain a licence plate for the other vehicle, and police have spoken with the company it’s registered to. Under the Motor Vehicle Act, those found to be illegally passing a school bus can be fined $167,
Local police were called to a single vehicle collision on May 19 in which it was reported that a vehicle had went off of the Trans- Canada Highway near the Yoho National Park border, east of Golden.
The driver, an 80 year-old male from Vancouver was treated in hospital for minor injuries and later released. No charges are expected in relation to the incident.
Theft at Hotel
Police are investigating a theft that is alleged to have occurred at a local hotel on May 20. The Golden-Field RCMP were called to the hotel by guests reporting that they had left several items, including cash and jewelry, in the safe inside the room and when they returned the items were no longer inside.
“We are currently working with the hotel to identify any parties who may have entered the room,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Hit and Run
On May 21, police were called to the Columbia West Forest Service Road after receiving a report of a hit and run involving a vehicle and pedestrians.
“Officers attended and were advised that a White Chevrolet one ton pickup, with an unknown Alberta licence plate, had driven past the group, and that one of the pedestrians was clipped by the truck,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
The victim, a 52 year-old female from Sorrento, sustained minor injuries, and declined medical treatment. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers.
An Alberta resident had his vehicle seized, received a driving suspension, and was arrested on an outstanding warrant after police received a report of a possible impaired driver during the early morning hours of May 22.
“Officers attended and formed the suspicion that the male had been drinking,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Police allege that the male then failed two separate roadside breath samples, resulting in a 90 day driving prohibition and 30 day vehicle impounded under the Motor Vehicle Act. During the investigation, officers also determined that the male had a warrant for his arrest, and he placed in custody.
The 28 year-old male, from Calgary, is scheduled to appear in Cranbrook court on June 13 to answer to the charges relating to the warrant.
Four vehicles were impounded for 7 days this week by local traffic services officers who allege that the vehicles were travelling at excessive rates of speed.
“All four vehicles were impounded on the Trans-Canada Highway near Field, and were alleged to be travelling 55, 60, 58, and 51 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Each driver, three from Calgary and one from Kamloops, was also issued Violation Ticket for $368.
A 22 year-old female from Airdrie had her vehicle impounded for 30 days and licence suspended for 90 days, after police allege that she failed two roadside alcohol screening device tests during a roadblock on Highway 95 during the evening of May 20.
“The officer formed suspicion that the driver had consumed alcohol, and requested she provide samples of her breath,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Police allege that the samples resulted in two ‘fail’ readings on two separate alcohol screening devices, resulting in the suspension and the vehicle impoundment.