The Golden-Field RCMP responded to 166 calls for service in the last two weeks, down 18 from the previous two week period. Calls for service included, but weren’t limited to, 37 traffic complaints, 9 disturbances, 9 Abandoned 911s, 8 collisions, 6 false alarms, and 3 reported thefts.
The Golden-Field RCMP would like to remind those following them on their social media accounts, that the accounts are not monitored daily.
“Although we try to watch them as much as possible, there are times when the messages and posts are not immediately reviewed,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. “As such, we do not accept reports online, and calls for assistance must be placed through our main line at 250-344-2221.”
For those not yet following the Golden-Field RCMP, they can be found on both Facebook and Twitter in both English and French.
Local police were called to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Faeder Lake on September 5. Upon attending police determined that a westbound pickup sideswiped an eastbound car, with both vehicles sustaining extensive damage.
A third vehicle was damaged after being hit with debris from the first two vehicles. No injuries were reported.
Assault in Alley
The Golden-Field RCMP are continuing to investigate after a male reported being assaulted while walking in an alley behind 10th Avenue South on September 7.
A male and female have been arrested as a result, but police are still looking to speak with one other suspect. Police have advised that the incident appears to be targeted, and that the victim knew the alleged attackers.
A local male has been arrested for Uttering Threats, after police allege that threats to shoot up the RCMP Detachment were received throughout the week.
The male is due to appear in court next month to answer to the proposed charges.
On September 7, police were called to a local restaurant after staff reported that one of their regular customers became agitated and started throwing chairs. Police responded and located the male, who was intoxicated, outside.
The male was arrested for causing a disturbance and transported back to cells. No charges are expected in relation to the incident.
Police are investigation after a receiving a report that a vehicle had been keyed while parked at the high school on September 9.
Anyone with information regarding this, or any other incident, is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Local police along with BC Ambulance and Field Fire-Rescue responded to a collision involving a small car and a moose on Highway 1 in Yoho National Park on September 10.
One occupant was treated in hospital for minor injuries, while three others were reportedly uninjured.
A 22 year-old female from Golden received a 90-day driving prohibition on September 13 after police allege that she failed two separate roadside alcohol screening device tests. Police received a report that the female may be driving while impaired and located the vehicle shortly after.
In addition to the driving suspension the driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
The Golden-Field RCMP are encouraging those travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden plan ahead and give themselves extra time to travel with several construction projects on the go this fall.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.drivebc.ca for updates on current highway conditions, road closures, and delays.
A lower mainland resident is facing several charges including resisting arrest, obstruction, and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking after local police with the traffic services unit stopped the vehicle for speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Golden on September 11.
“A large quantity of marijuana was seized as a result of the stop,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
The male was brought before a Justice of the Peace, and subsequently released from custody.
He is due to appear in court in Golden on October 12.