RCMP Report: Multiple thefts reported in Nicholson

Police are currently investigating a pair of thefts that occured south of Golden.

Thefts in Nicholson

Police are asking anyone with information regarding thefts near Nicholson to contact them after receiving two separate reports over the past week.  The first call to police involved several bundles of cedar shakes and wood, stolen from a rural residence on Highway 95.    “The owner noticed that the items had gone missing sometime in the last two weeks,” stated Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP.   The second report involved a travel trailer being broken into and several items being stolen from inside.  Police are asking anyone with information regarding these or any other crimes to contact them at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Bicycle returned to owner

A local resident was happy to be re-united with his bicycle after it was stolen during the weekend of May 2 and May 3.   A post was placed on Facebook, and the bike was located by the owner on Selkirk Hill.  “We would like to once again remind people to lock up their bicycles when unattended,” advised Cst. Lainchbury.

Quartz Creek collision

Police responded to a single vehicle collision on May 6 near Quartz Creek, west of Golden. Police attended and determined that the driver appeared to be uninjured, advising police that he had struck a barricade after one of the tires on his vehicle had blown. No charges are expected in relation to the collision.

Rescued skier

On May 8 police were contacted by a 26 year-old skier from Alberta, advising he had sustained minor injuries while skiing near the Icefall Lodge.  The caller advised that he was unable to ski out of the area and required medical assistance.  The file was forwarded to BC Ambulance and arrangements were made through them to have the skier airlifted from the lodge.

Potential fine for young driver

Police are investigating after a report was received that a 13 year-old was seen driving a vehicle in Field with his parents in the passenger seat.  “We are still investigating these allegations and are working on speaking with the parties involved.” stated Cst. Lainchbury.   Under the Motor Vehicle Act, those found driving without a proper driver’s licence can receive a fine for $276.

Stolen vehicle recovered

RCMP with the assistance of Parks Canada staff recovered a vehicle stolen out of Calgary on May 9. “We received a report from the Parks Warden advising a vehicle had been abandoned in Glacier National Park,” stated Cst. Lainchbury.  “Further queries showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen last month, and was also suspected to be involved in a theft near Vernon the day before.”  A male with dreadlocks was seen hitchhiking in the area during that time and police are asking anyone who may have picked up the male to contact them or Crimestoppers.

Road rage at 10 Mile Hill

Police were called on May 9 after it was alleged that a driver of a vehicle damaged another vehicle during a dispute at 10 Mile Hill, east of Golden.  “The driver of an SUV stopped to take down the licence plate of a tractor trailer who allegedly cut him off in Yoho National Park,”  stated Cst. Lainchbury.  “It’s alleged that the two drivers then exchanged words and the driver of the semi kicked the SUV, denting the rear panel.”  Police are continuing to investigate the incident and charges may be forwarded for review by Crown Counsel.

Pair of intoxicated drivers

Police impounded two separate vehicles on May 6 after police allege that the drivers failed roadside approved screening device tests.  “The first vehicle was initially stopped for speeding,” advised Cst. Lainchbury. “Suspicion was formed by police that the driver had alcohol in his body and a roadside test was administered.”  The test resulted in a ‘fail’ reading for the 54 year-old from Alberta.  Just over five hours later, another vehicle was stopped after a complaint was received from a local business that the driver may be impaired.  The driver of the second vehicle, a 22 year-old male from Alberta, failed two roadside screening device tests.   Both drivers were issued a 90 day driving suspension and 30 day vehicle impoundment under the Motor Vehicle Act as a result of the tests.   The second driver was also issued a Violation Ticket for having open liquor in his vehicle, and driving contrary to a restriction on his driver’s licence.

Excessive speeding

A rental vehicle was impounded by the Golden RCMP Traffic Services Unit on May 8, after police allege that the driver was travelling 201 km/h in a 90km/h zone in Yoho National Park.   The rental company was advised of the impoundment and the driver, a 29 year-old from Vancouver, was issued a $483 Violation Ticket for Excessive Speed, and a $196 Violation Ticket for Driving without Consideration, under the Motor Vehicle Act.  The passenger of the vehicle was also issued a $167 Violation Ticket for not wearing a seatbelt.

 

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