RCMP report: Vehicle and disturbance issues in Golden

Incidents involving drinking and vehicle violations kept the RCMP in Golden busy.

Golden/Field RCMP responded to 43 files this week.


No riding on field of dreams

Feb. 1

The local bylaw officer caught some young individuals driving their snow machines on the soccer fields on Selkirk Hill. The officer reported the incident to the RCMP. People are reminded they are not permitted to drive these types of machines on the soccer or softball fields because they have the potential of destroying or damaging the turf.


Drunk in public

Feb. 3

At 1:30 a.m. RCMP arrested a male for being drunk in public. The male was observed urinating on the wall of a local pub and then into custody.

Man arrested in front seat of his vehicle

Feb. 5

At 2:02 a.m. RCMP officers arrested a male outside the Mad Trapper Pub. The male was passed out in the drivers seat of the vehicle that was running at the time. The male was charged with “Care and Control of a Motor vehicle. RCMP explained that a person is considered in care and control of a vehicle if they are in a position where they can make it move.


Spirited fight

Feb. 8

At approximately 2:18 a.m. RCMP officers were doing a patrol through Spirit Square when they observed two males fighting. The officers broke up the fight but one participant would not leave the area. The male continued to challenge the other participant in the scuffle who was attempting to leave. Officers charged the male who would not leave with “Causing a Disturbance while fighting”. He was taken to the RCMP detachment and put in a cell for the night.


Illegal stopover

RCMP responded to a possible break and enter in progress on the 500 block of 6th Street. The house in question was currently under renovation so there was no one staying there. RCMP found a person who was passing through the Golden area and had no where to sleep in the structure. The individual made the decision to try and camp out in the house for the evening but was informed by officers that it was trespassing. The individual left the property without incident.


Vehicle hit and run

RCMP responded to two incidents of vehicular hit and runs.

The first incident happened on Main Street and the other occurred on 14th Street.

The incident on 14th Street happened on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. while the incident on Main Street happened at midnight on Feb. 1.

RCMP are still investigating the incidents and are asking the public to contact them if they have any information.


Parking issues

The RCMP chased down the owners of five abandoned vehicles at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The vehicles were parked in the day parking lot and were left there over night. RCMP were notified about the vehicles and had to find all of the owners of the vehicles. Drivers are asked to pay attention to where they can park over night at the resort so time and resources are not taken up in the future.