Seven vehicle accidents
The RCMP in Golden have responded to seven vehicle accidents. Six of the accidents were on the Trans Canada Highway. There were no serious injuries, and speed and weather were factors involved in a number of the accidents.
Immediate Roadside Prohibitions
RCMP gave an Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP) to a driver. This type of incident occurs when a driver blows a fail on an Approved Screening Device. The driver was issued a Notice of Prohibition for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. RCMP would like to remind people heading into the Christmas season to make sure that if they plan on drinking to have a safe way to get home.
A shoplifter stole a pair of shoes from a local business. The male was located by an RCMP officer with the shoes.
The officer gave the male his old shoes back and took the shoes which he removed from the store. The accused was given a promise to appear in court and will be charged with theft under $5,000 for stealing the shoes.
A stolen vehicle was found in the Golden area. The vehicle ran out of gas approximately nine kilometres outside of Golden.
A tow company was called to assist and upon arrival the driver noted a female in the vehicle was visibly upset.
The tow truck driver contacted the RCMP who attended the scene and found out the vehicle was stolen out of Vernon and the two occupants were arrested.
Upon further investigation the RCMP discovered a number of stolen items in the vehicle.
Both occupants of the vehicle have been transported to Kelowna where they had outstanding warrants.
Drinking in public
RCMP would like to remind people who go drinking in town to be responsible. People can be issued a violation ticket for being intoxicated in public.
There is also an offence under the Provincial Code for causing a disturbance by being drunk.
Break and enter
There was a break and enter into a shed around 12th Street North. A couple of snowboards were stolen. RCMP would like to remind people to make sure their equipment is properly secured.
The RCMP would also like to remind snowmobilers who are heading into the backcountry to make sure they do so in as safe a manner as possible. They would like people who are going into the backcountry to have a check-in plan and carry the proper safety items with them.