Busy night in Field
There was a report of a single-vehicle accident near Field in the evening hours. Upon arriving at the scene, the RCMP found a grey Mercedes in a ditch near the town. Officers believe the vehicle was heading east at the time of the accident. During the investigation the officers discovered the vehicle was reported stolen from Calgary.
While the RCMP were at the scene of the accident an alarm went off at the Information Centre in Field. This was followed up by a motion sensor in the building being triggered. The RCMP went to the centre and found one of the front doors had been shattered. After a search of the building, officers started doing a patrol of the area in an attempt to find the people involved. No one was found during their search.
The next day there was a report of a residential break and entry in Field.
The RCMP are currently not sure if any of these occurrences are linked in any way. The Golden/Field RCMP are looking for any information from the public about any of these incidents.
RCMP were informed that a male living in the 800 block of 9th Avenue South was in possession of a rifle and acting irrationally.
Officers concluded the male involved is not permitted to have any firearms and his residence had been searched by officers on a previous date. At the time of the original search no weapon was found at the site. After going to the male’s residence, RCMP found a rifle and crossbow. RCMP officials said they are not sure how many charges the man will face at this time. There was no incident during the course of their investigation and the male did not attempt to interfere with the officers in anyway.
Stolen vehicles in Golden
A vehicle was stolen sometime overnight in Golden. The vehicle was recovered the next day in Vernon. There was no damage done but a number of beer cans were found in the backseat of the car. At the time of the incident the keys to the car were left in the vehicle.
A second vehicle was stolen in Golden and ended up on the trails near the Golden Airport. The vehicle was left deep in a trail and it took some effort to get it free and back on the road.
RCMP responded to a report of a motorcycle that went off of the Trans Canada Highway just east of the Roger’s Pass. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries in the accident. RCMP would like to remind motorists to take care when driving on the highways. They want motorists to take care as there could be a number of potholes and debris on the road which could cause accidents.
Thefts from campgrounds
RCMP have noticed a rise in the number of thefts from local campsites. Items including liquor and food have been taken in these cases with the incidents happening overnight. RCMP have identified possible suspects in these incidents but are not at the point of charging anyone at the present time.
People who are camping in the area are reminded to secure their property, not only because of the thefts, but also because of the chances of having a bear encounter if food is left outside in a cooler.
BC Gun Amnesty
Do you have unwanted firearms, including registered or unregistered guns of any size or model?
The BC Gun Amnesty will allow British Columbians, who have illegal or unwanted firearms, other weapons or ammunition, an opportunity to voluntarily surrender them to the police for safe disposal.
The amnesty takes place between June 1 and 30, 2013, and during this time police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply against people who are turning in these items.
Call the Golden/Field RCMP (250-344-2221) to pick up unwanted firearms, weapons, and ammunition. Do not drop off items at police departments. A police officer will come to your home to pick up the firearms and any ammunition.
Const. Mike Hull would like to acknowledge the support from local businesses that are helping promote bicycle safety again this year.
Hull is one of the RCMP officers who is a part of the bike patrol in Golden. Once again this year Hull will have special surprises for young people in the community who wear helmets when they are riding their bikes. Hull would like to thank Dairy Queen, Subway, McDonald’s, 7-11, the Town of Golden Swimming Pool, A&W, Club Penguin and Sobey’s for their support.