RCMP Report: Multiple accidents on roads and gas stolen

Some of the businesses on Highway 1 had gas stolen from vehicles.

  • Sep. 19, 2012 8:00 p.m.

IRP incidents

There were four Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) incidents in the area over a seven-day period.

Multiple accidents Golden RCMP also responded to six collisions. According to the RCMP this number is high for this time of year. All of the incidents were considered minor accidents. While most of the incidents involved two vehicles a couple of single vehicle accidents as well. One person was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.

Missing persons

On Sept. 14 a request was made to the RCMP to look for potential missing persons who were overdue travellers. The people were camping and calling home every evening. While camping in the Field area they were in an area without cell phone service and a call was put into the RCMP.

The campers were not in any danger. Golden RCMP remind people who are travelling in the area who have people expecting phone calls at specific times to make sure they have the ability to make cell phone calls due to the dead areas in service in the mountains.

Lost Wallet

A wallet was lost containing $30-40 cash, personal credit cards and ID.

Anyone who locates it can turn it in at the Golden/Field RCMP detachment in town.

It was lost somewhere on 9th Avenue North.

Mental Health

On Sept. 10 RCMP received a report that a local resident may be suicidal. The RCMP located the person and they were transported to Cranbrook for further mental health assessment.

Dog on the loose

There was a report of a dog on the loose in Golden. RCMP wish to let people know the Town of Golden has a bylaw officer who will be taking care of situations like this. People can now contact the Town of Golden if there are dogs running free in town.

Gas Stolen

Some of the businesses on Highway 1 had gas stolen from vehicles. RCMP found a hose at one of the businesses which seemed to have been used for syphoning gas out of vehicles. If anyone has any information on this incident they can call 250-344-2221.


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