The Golden-Field RCMP responded to 73 calls for service this week which included, but were not limited to, 8 collisions, 7 thefts, 7 abandoned 911s, 6 traffic complaints, and 3 break and enters.
Truck stolen from forest service road
Police are continuing to investigate the theft of a White GMC Sierra, British Columbia Licence Plate # JJ-1739, that was reported stolen from the Bush River Forest Service Road, near Donald, on January 30.
The owners of the vehicle located another vehicle on site and police determined that the vehicle which was left was stolen. Anyone with information regarding this theft or any other incidents is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Credit card thieves caught in Golden
On the afternoon of January 31, the Golden-Field RCMP were contacted by the Lake Louise RCMP who alleged that a male and female had just used a credit card, believed to be stolen out of Banff, in Lake Louise and that the two were possibly headed westbound towards Golden.
“With the information provided, we were able to set up on the Trans-Canada Highway, and the vehicle was located at the Highway 95 intersection just after 4 p.m.,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. The 22 year-old male and 23 year-old female, both from Alberta were then arrested for possession of stolen property, and the vehicle was searched incidental to their arrest.
Police allege that as a result of the search over a dozen stolen items including passports, credit cards, clothing and electronics could be linked to a number of vehicle break-ins in Banff earlier in the day. Both accused are facing numerous charges for possession of stolen property.
The female, who has no criminal record, was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Golden in April.
The male, who also had outstanding warrants in Alberta has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Golden on February 7.
Tires stolen from dealership
The Golden-Field RCMP received a report of a theft of tires from a local car dealership on the morning of February 1.
The tires were removed from a Dodge pickup that was parked in the dealer lot. Police are also investigating the theft of an Orange Chariot child carrier, which was also reported stolen on February 1. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
Hit and run collision
Police were called to a possible hit and run collision which is believed to have occurred sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. on February 1. The vehicle, a Grey 2002 Ford Focus, sustained minor damage to the front bumper while parked outside a business on 9th Avenue North. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
People spotted inside vacant home
Police are asking anyone with information regarding people entering a heritage home on 9th Street South, to contact them after receiving a report that someone had been inside the vacant home.
Attempted downtown break and enter
Police were called to a downtown business on February 2 after the owner noticed that it appeared that someone had tried to pry open the back door sometime overnight. Police believe that someone attempted to gain entry to the rear door using a pry bar however they were not able to gain entry.
GADSAR called in for possible missing person
The Golden-Field RCMP requested the assistance of Golden & District Search & Rescue (GADSAR) on February 3, after receiving a report that a vehicle had been abandoned at the ski hill.
“After conducting further investigative steps we were not able to confirm the wellbeing of the driver and requested the assistance of GADSAR,” said Cst. Lainchbury. GASDAR technicians responded to the request and were able to locate a 35 year-old male from Quebec in the Canyon Creek area.
The male is believed to have spent a number of days in the backcountry and was transported by helicopter back to Golden where he was medically assessed and transferred to Calgary for further medical treatment. “We’d like to thank the GADSAR team on another job well done.”
Bike stolen from shed
On February 3, the Golden-Field RCMP received a report that a Black & Gold Santa Cruz Mountain Bicycle had been stolen out of a shed on 14th Street South sometime since October 2016. Police would like to remind residents to ensure valuables are locked up and to record any serial numbers. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Window smashed at local gas station
On February 4, just before 5 a.m., the Golden-Field RCMP were advised of a commercial alarm at a gas station on 10th Avenue North. Officers responded and were able to confirm through surveillance that a male had smashed a window of the business in what police believe to be an attempt to break in.
Surveillance showed that the males were associated to a vehicle, and patrols were conducted. A short while later police located the suspect vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated. Two males, both from Alberta, were immediately arrested.
Police allege that during a search of the vehicle, a hammer and balaclava were located.
“We don’t believe this is a simple act of vandalism, and as such we will be forwarding charges that are more consistent with an attempt at a break and enter,” said Cst. Lainchbury.
The two males, a 40 year-old and 37 year-old are scheduled to appear in court on May 2. Police are also investigating a window being broken out a window at an auto parts store on 9th Street North, and a vehicle being stolen from a local car dealership on February 4.
“Given the timing and location to other incidents, we believe that these may be related, however we still need to confirm,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Police are still looking for the stolen vehicle a Black 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew with canopy.
Anyone who may see the vehicle or have information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Female arrested for court breach
An 18 year-old female from Golden was arrested on February 4, after police received a report that she may be breaching a court ordered condition not to consume alcohol.
Police were able to locate the female and allege that she had in fact been drinking. The female was held until sober and is scheduled to appear in court in Golden on March 7 to answer to the charges.
Church broken into
The Golden-Field RCMP were called to a local church on February 5 after receiving a report that someone had pried open the doors and entered the building. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between January 8 and February 5. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.