RCMP Report: Trailer fire closes Highway 1

The driver initially tried to extinguish the fire himself. He became concerned when he was unsuccessful and called for assistance

Tractor Trailer Fire

2013-12-13

The highway west of Golden was closed for a period of time on Dec. 13 due to a super B tractor trailer that had a rear tire which had caught on fire.

The driver initially tried to extinguish the fire himself.  He became concerned when he was unsuccessful and called for assistance.

The product being hauled was highly flammable.  While officers in Golden quickly shut down access to the highway for public safety, two other officers passing by the accident, where able to extinguish the fire using their fire extinguishers, shovels and snow.

Single Vehicle Collision

2013-12-17

Police responded to a single vehicle collision 10 kilometres west of Golden.  The driver and single occupant had lost control of his vehicle and struck the bridge barricades.

The driver, although uninjured, was found to be driving under suspension and is facing a charge of Driving While Suspended.

Vehicle Fire

2013-12-18

Police were advised of a vehicle fire on Highway 1 at the B.C./Alberta border.  The Field Fire Department responded to the semi which was on fire.  No one was injured in the incident.

Hit and Run

2013-12-19

An Alberta resident was travelling west on Hwy 1 just inside the B.C./Alberta border when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The impact was not significant due to a slow long line of vehicles traveling west.  The victim pulled into the brake check in Field expecting the other driver to also pull in.

The offending vehicle continued on westward making no attempt to stop and exchange the required information.

The offending vehicle description could only be described as a dark pick up and was not located.  There were no injuries involved in this incident.

Thefts from vehicles

There was a reported theft from vehicle on the North Bench area in Golden.  A resident had their wallet stolen from their vehicle which had been parked in the driveway.  Residents are reminded not to leave valuable items in their vehicles.

Causing a Disturbance

2013-12-20

Police responded to a disturbance at the 7-11 shortly before 2 am.  An intoxicated male was reportedly causing a disturbance at the store.

Police responded and located a very intoxicated young man.  The male was arrested for causing a disturbance and held until he was sober.

Stolen Goods in Golden

2013-12-19

Police were notified by Banff RCMP that they had a theft from vehicle in their area a couple days before.  Stolen were personal electronic devices, of which included an iPad and computer.  Banff RCMP suspected the items were now in the Golden area.

Through the investigation, police were able to pin point the location of stolen property and obtained a search warrant for the suspected residence.  The stolen property has been recovered and charges are pending.

 

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