Golden RCMP responded to a report of an attempted arson south of Golden in Spillimacheen. A male attended to a residence and set fire to the corner of the building while the owner was inside. A guest at the home quickly extinguished the fire, while the owner confronted the suspect who alleged he was owed money and assaulted the home owner. The suspect has been identified and fled the scene. The suspect was located a few days later and is facing a number of charges.
A Golden Resident witnessed a male reach in behind the counter of the Husky Truck Stop and steal a camera while that clerk was not looking. The suspect left the store and drove off in a semi-truck. The license plate of the semi was obtained and police continue to investigate.
Police received a report that a truck canopy was lying in the west bound lane of Hwy 1 east of Ten Mile Hill. While police were heading out to the area to locate the item, a motorist went to the detachment to report that they had struck the said canopy, part of which was lodged in their front bumper. Both police and highways staff searched the area but were unable to locate the canopy or the remaining debris.
An officer observed a vehicle travelling at 96 km per hour in a 50 km posted construction zone. The driver was found to have no license and in fact was a prohibited driver. The driver is facing a court appearance for Provincial Offences and had the vehicle impounded for seven days.
Police conducted a check stop of a vehicle leaving an area where alcohol consumption was suspected. The driver immediately told the officer that he was the designated driver as he was less drunk than the passenger. The driver, required to provide samples of his breath, failed the roadside screen device and has now lost the use of the vehicle for 30 days and is prohibited from driving for 90 days.