Collisions on Hwy. 1
The Golden-Field RCMP responded to seven collisions this week, all on the Trans-Canada Highway. No major injuries were reported in any of the collisions.
Missing woman found in Salmon Arm
Police spent several hours on February 29 trying to track down a female from Fernie who had been reported missing to the Golden-Field RCMP.
“Family had last heard from the female when she stopped for a break in Golden,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP. “When she still hadn’t arrived in Salmon Arm the following afternoon, they became worried.”
The Golden-Field RCMP and Salmon Arm RCMP were eventually able to locate the female in Salmon Arm who explained that she had decided to overnight in her vehicle and did not require emergency assistance.
Trio causes disturbance at convenience store
During the early evening on February 29, police were called to a disturbance outside a local convenience store, in which a male and female could be seen shouting at one another.
“We were able to locate all three people in the group, who were all heavily intoxicated,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
“After speaking with them, two of the three were brought back to their hotel. The other, believed to be the instigator, spent the night in police custody to prevent the disturbance from continuing throughout the night.”
The male was released the following morning once sober. No charges are expected in relation to the incident. The group was in town visiting from Manitoba.
Drunk man at railyard
A local male spent the night in jail after police received a call from CP during the early morning hours of March 1 advising that an intoxicated male was walking around the rail yard. Police were able to locate the male who was heavily intoxicated, not dressed for the weather, and without shoes, lying on a sheet of ice in the yard.
The male was lodged in cells until sober and released in the morning with a $115 Violation Ticket for being intoxicated in public.
Possible hit and run
Police are investigating after a report was received that a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was hit while parked near the medical clinic on February 29, and the offender drove off without providing any information. Anyone with information regarding this hit and run is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Truck on fire west of Golden
On March 2, police responded to a report of a tractor trailer fire on Highway 1, approximately 50 kms west of Golden. The driver of the unit was able to contain the fire to the tires only, and the unit was towed back to Golden.
Fire in the Blae
The Golden-Field RCMP was called to a report of a structure fire in the Blaeberry during the early morning hours of March 3. Police received the call as the incident occurred outside of a fire protection area.
“Nobody was injured as a result of the fire, and the incident does not appear to be suspicious at this time,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
Sask. man given roadside prohibition
Police issued a 90 day driving prohibition to a 37 year-old male from Saskatchewan on March 4, after he was pulled over for driving the wrong way down 5th Street North.
“The officer alleged that while speaking with the driver, a strong odor of alcohol was detected coming from his breath.” said Cst. Lainchbury. “A lawful demand was made for the driver to provide a sample of his breath; however he failed to comply with the demand.”
As a result the driver received the prohibition under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition and also had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
Disturbance at Field business
The Golden-Field RCMP was contacted on March 4 after receiving a complaint of a disturbance outside a local business in Field.
“Police were advised by the father and son, who were driving to Banff together, that they had gotten into an argument and the father was refusing to drive the son any further.” said Cst. Lainchbury.
“Officers made arrangements for the son to get a ride with someone to Lake Louise where he could then catch a bus, and no further issues were reported.”
Items broken by woman in house
Police were called on March 6 just before midnight to a disturbance at a residence.
Upon arrival police were advised that there was a female at the residence who was intoxicated and no longer welcome as she allegedly broken items inside the house.
The female was arrested for the mischief and held in cells until sober. At the request of the owner, police do not expect to lay charges in relation to the damaged property.
Emergency Services Ball on Apr. 23
Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Emergency Services Ball at Emerald Lake on April 23 and can be purchased for $80 per person at the Golden RCMP Detachment, the Golden Fire Hall, Field Fire Hall, or through Janice Laroy at the Golden Hospital.
Rooms are also available for the evening with a special rate of $125 for those attending the event, and can be booked by calling Emerald Lake directly at 250-343-6321. Proceeds for this year’s event will be split between STARS and GADSAR.