RCMP report: Mental health issues on Valentine’s Day

RCMP responded to 58 files over the course of a busy week.

Valentines disturbance

 

On Feb. 14 a male was acting strangely at Tim Hortons and causing a disturbance. Police were called onto the scene and spoke to the man, who requested a ride to the hospital to treat mental health issues. The man was later transferred to Vernon to receive treatment at the mental health facility there.

 

Later that day, RCMP attended another call of a man who had a mental health issue and was acting violently. The local man damaged a police car when he smashed his head on the side of the vehicle. He was also committed to a mental health facility.

 

Impaired charges laid on Alberta’s Family day weekend

 

Four individuals were charged with impaired driving on a busy weekend for tourists because of Alberta’s Family Day long weekend. Three of the individuals were Albertans, while one was a local. All were given 90 day suspensions.

 

Fight outside Rockwater

 

Two groups were fighting for a taxi in the early hours of Feb. 1. When police arrived on scene, one group had already left in a cab while the other remained behind. No major injuries were reported.

 

Lost tourist

 

On Feb. 17, police responded to a call of an intoxicated male who was yelling and screaming on 9th St. S. The Kelowna native had forgotten where he was staying. He was taken into custody for being drunk in a public place.

 

Accident in Nicholson

 

A driver lost control of their vehicle on Nicholson road and drove into a homeowners yard and knocked down some trees. The driver attempted to contact the owners but nobody was home at the time of the accident. The owners of the home called the incident in to police, but the driver returned later as they had intended to. No injuries were reported in the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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