Two semis collided at Rogers Pass on Mar. 22. (See Semi Collision in story).

RCMP Report: Two semis collide after one unit jack-knifed

A collision between two semis was among the files for police this week.

Shoving Match

Police were called to a local convenience store during the early morning of March 18, after a female reported being pushed by a male.

“It’s alleged that the female and her friend had attempted to start a conversation with a group of males when one of them got mad and pushed one of the females,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury. “The group of males then left the area on foot.” The complainant did not wish to pursue charges in relation to the matter, and the males were not located by police.

Stolen Items

Several items, including a satellite radio, were stolen from a truck parked on 9th Street sometime between Mar. 15 and  17. “The owner also reported that a CB radio was stolen from the vehicle as well as two propane tanks from his travel trailer,” stated Cst. Lainchbury. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Breach of Conditions

A 42 year old male is set to appear in court in Golden after he is alleged to have breached his court ordered conditions of no contact with another person. On Mar. 18, police responded to a report of a disturbance where it was determined that the male was on conditions to leave the presence of the other party, upon their request. Witnesses allege the male repeatedly refused to do so, and he was arrested for the breach. Charges have not yet been formally laid, and he is due to appear in court on June 16.

Underage Driver

Police will be looking out for a youth who has reportedly been driving without a driver’s licence or insurance near the Mountain Shadows Trailer Park and Reflection Lake. “It’s believed that the youth is joyriding in his parent’s vehicle, while they are out of town,” said Cst. Lainchbury. Under the Motor Vehicle Act those caught driving without a proper licence can be issued a Violation Ticket for $276, and those without insurance can be issued a ticket for $598. The vehicle may also be towed costing the registered owner additional towing and storage fees.

Neighbour Dispute

The Golden-Field RCMP were called to a dispute between neighbours after it was alleged that one resident in the unit was smoking marijuana inside. “The complainant’s issue was that the second hand smoke from the marijuana was entering her unit, where she resides with her newborn child.” said Cst. Lainchbury. Police were not able to locate any drugs, and the other resident denied using it inside the house when confronted by police.

Highway Collision

On March 19 police responded to a collision on Highway 1 approximately 4 kms east of Golden, involving a tractor trailer and car. Police believe that the two vehicles, one west and one eastbound, collided after the car crossed the centre line while negotiating the sharp curves in the canyon. Both the driver and passenger of the car sustained minor non-life threatening injuries, and were transported to the Golden Hospital by BC Ambulance for treatment.

ALPR Program

On March 20, a member of the Golden RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit was alerted that a vehicle passing by had no insurance. “The officer was using Automatic License Plate Recognition technology (ALPR), which is a program that allows vehicles observed by cameras to have their licence plate read and recorded,” says Cst. Lainchbury. According to the RCMP’s website, the photographed licence plates are run against a database to alert police of motor vehicle violations, in particular, those related to prohibited, suspended, unlicensed and uninsured drivers.

“The ALPR program has been running in Golden for over a year, and we currently have several police officers trained to use the device which is mounted on one of our police vehicles,” said Cst. Lainchbury. The driver in this instance was issued several violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act for driving without vehicle insurance, driving without vehicle registration, and driving without a driver’s licence. The driver was also served a three month prohibition from driving at the request of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. To learn more about the ALPR program, go to, then click on the ALPR link in the left menu.

Semi Collision

Police responded to a collision between two semis in Rogers Pass on the morning of March 22. Police believe the two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when one unit jack-knifed, causing the other unit to collide with it. At the time of writing, highway crews were still working on clearing the debris from the collision off of the Highway, which was almost completely blocked. Police would like to remind motorists to slow down to 60km/h when passing emergency and highway maintenance crews.

Sibling Dispute

Police were called to a local hotel after a dispute between two sisters was reported on March 21.

“The two sisters had made arrangements to move from Alberta to Vancouver Island, and rented a U-Haul together,” says Cst. Lainchbury. “After arriving in Golden, one sister decided she no longer wanted to move, and an argument ensued over her belongings continuing on to the island without her.”

The two eventually decided to continue to travel together to Vancouver Island, where arrangements would then be made to have the one sister’s belongings sent back to Alberta with her.

Late Night Noise

On March 22, during the early morning, police responded to a noise complaint near Lafontaine Road after complaints were received about loud music coming from a nearby residence.

“When police arrived, the music had been turned off. The tenant was given a warning regarding further complaints and no further issues were reported,” said Cst. Lainchbury.

RCMP still seeking information regarding Break & Enter

Police are still seeking information regarding a Break & Enter that was reported to them in January.

“A number of items including a computer, antique music equipment, and tools were stolen from a residence located just off of Highway 95 in Parson sometime between October and January,” said Cst. Lainchbury.

“These items have extreme sentimental value to the owner, who is asking they be returned.”

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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