CP yard disturbance
Police were called to the CP Rail yard during the early morning hours of Apr. 13 after employees located an intoxicated male walking around the yard. The male, a short term resident from Australia, was arrested for public intoxication under the Liquor Control and Licencing Act, and lodged in Golden RCMP cells until sober. The male was then issued a Violation Ticket for trespassing on railway property by the CP Police Service.
RCMP assisted court bailiffs in evicting an unwanted tenant from a residence on Lafontaine Road on Apr. 13. “The property in person involved has had several dealings with landlords and police over the past few weeks,” stated Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP. “The resident’s belongings were removed without incident, and he is now looking for alternate accommodations.”
Police are investigating after several Canada Post mailboxes were broken into on Reflection Lake Road throughout the week. “The locks appeared to have been forced open by a screwdriver or something similar,” stated Cst. Lainchbury. The owners of the mailboxes are unaware if any mail was stolen. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police were called to a domestic disturbance near Golden Upper Donald Road in the early morning of Apr. 14. “Once police arrived it was determined that the two were in a dispute over legal issues they had been dealing with,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “The two declined to provide police with any information that would support charges in the matter.” The female was provided transportation to alternate accommodations for the evening. No further issues were reported to police.
Drug charges laid
A 24 year-old from Golden is facing charges for trafficking drugs after police located drugs inside a vehicle while conducting foot patrols in the downtown core during the early morning hours on Apr. 17. Police seized what they believe to be ecstasy, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in quantities large enough to suggest that the male was selling the drugs.
Drugs deliverd by mail
Police assisted a local hotel with evicting an employee from staff accommodations this week after the company received a drug shipment through Canada Post for the staff member. “The employer had received information that the employee had been sending drugs to the business,” said Cst. Lainchbury. “They received a package which was suspicious to them, and the item, which contained 60 prescription Xanax tablets, a small amount of marijuana, and large amount of psilocybin (mushrooms).” The items were all seized and police attended the property to keep the peace while the male packed his belongings. Charges are not expected in relation to the drugs.
False alarm at park
On Apr. 16 police received a call from a concerned resident after they noticed that a male was parked in a motorhome, and appeared to be watching children in a park. Police attended and determined that the motorhome was visiting an adjacent residence and the man was actually babysitting the child who was playing in the park. The owner of the motorhome, which had been parked on town property for some time, was advised that he would need to find a different location to park his vehicle if he planned on remaining in the area for an extended period of time.
Drink, drive and run
A 31 year-old from Golden is facing charges for Impaired Driving and Obstruction after police allege he fled on foot during a traffic stop. “Police initiated a traffic stop on 9th Ave. N, the male driver then fled on foot towards the pedestrian bridge,” stated Cst. Lainchbury. “After a small foot chase the male was arrested and brought back to the detachment, where breath samples over twice the legal limit were obtained.” The male is set to appear in court on June 16 to answer to the charges.