Drunk almost hit by car
On August 24 police were called after it was reported that an extremely intoxicated male was almost hit by a vehicle on 10th Avenue North near the CP Rail parking lot. Police were not able to locate the male, however a backpack with his belongings and a small amount of marijuana was left behind. The bag was seized by police and the owner attended the detachment the following day to retrieve his belongings. No charges are expected in relation to the drugs located.
Parks Canada employees advised Golden-Field RCMP that there was a large amount of cash left at one of the campsites in Yoho National Park on August 22. Anyone who may have left the money is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221. The caller must be able to identify the location and amount of the cash left behind.
License plate stolen
Police received a report on August 27 that an Alberta license plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked overnight on 11th Street South. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Stolen car abandoned
On August 31, the Golden-Field RCMP recovered a vehicle that had been stolen out of Sicamous one week prior. A passerby noticed that a vehicle had been left parked just off of Highway 1 near Quartz Creek and called police. Several items including the bumpers, tires, lights and electronics had been removed from the vehicle. The information was passed on to the Sicamous RCMP who is investigating the theft.
Vehicle found down embankment
Police were called to a single vehicle collision on August 28 after a vehicle was located down an embankment on the Columbia West Forest Service Road.
The occupants, from out of country, were able to free themselves from the vehicle and arrange transport to Revelstoke where they were treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was removed from the ditch. No charges are expected in relation to the incident.
Speed believed to cause accident
The Golden-Field RCMP, BC Ambulance and Parks Canada responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 1 near Rogers Pass on August 28. None of the four occupants, all from the USA, reported any injuries. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed. Speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.
“Warn” reading resulted in suspension
A 38 year-old female from Calgary received a three day driving suspension after police allege she was driving while her ability was affected by alcohol.
“A traffic stop was conducted with the vehicle and police formed suspicion that the driver had alcohol in her body.” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP. The driver provided a sample of her breath into an approved screening device which resulted in a ‘warn’ reading.
Under the provincial Immediate Roadside Prohibition program anyone found to be in the warn range can be issued a three day driving suspension and vehicle impoundment.
Found bones not human
Police were called by Parks Canada employees after construction crews located what they thought may be human bones while doing construction on Highway 1 near the Alberta/BC border. Police along with Parks Canada and the BC Coroner Service investigated and were able to determine that the bones were not human.
Rental vehicle impounded
A 32 year-old male from Calgary had his rental vehicle impounded for 30 days and received a 90 day driving suspension after police allege he was found to be in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol on August 30.
“Police noticed the vehicle was parked running outside a bar on 9th Avenue North around 2:30 a.m.,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The male was located in the driver’s seat and indicated in his conversation with police that he was just about to drive away before police approached his vehicle. An impaired driving investigation was then started by police resulting in the male failing two roadside alcohol screening device tests.
Driver hit barricade
The Golden-Field RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 near 5 mile hill east of Golden on August 30. Police believe that the driver lost control of her vehicle crossing the oncoming lane of traffic and striking a barricade. No injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
On August 30, police with the Golden RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle after the licence plate came back indicating that the vehicle had no insurance.
The driver, a 20 year-old male from Port Moody was issued a violation ticket for no insurance as well as a Notice of Driving Prohibition after records indicated that the male was also to serve a four month driving suspension.