RCMP Report: Wildlife sightings becoming frequent

Spring is here and there has been an increase in reported sightings of wildlife near the highways.

Wildlife sightings

 

Spring is here and there has been an increase in reported sightings of wildlife near the highways.  A bear cub was spotted on the road side near the gun range west of Golden and an injured deer had to be put down on the 4th..  Motorists are reminded to be cautious at this time as these animals frequent the highways.

 

Fraudulent request

 

A resident received a email requesting conformation of their banking contact information and password on Apr. 4.  The resident confirmed the information and learned shortly thereafter that there had been an attempt to withdraw funds from their investment account.  Luckily the attempt was not successful.  This is yet another reminder to guard your information and passwords.

 

Impaired driver

 

On Apr. 6 officers noted a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road and moving slowly.  The officers conducted a vehicle stop and found the driver, from Kelowna, to be impaired by alcohol.  The driver failed the roadside screen test and has lost their driving privileges for 90 days and the vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.

 

Mischief at motel

 

On Apr. 8, police were called to a local motel after two young persons were reportedly causing damage to the sauna and pool.  Other hotel guests observed the mischief and reported it to the manager who had also been observing some actions via the security video.  Police attended and took custody of the two young people.  The owner attended and viewed the damage and was able to ascertain that only minimal damage had occurred and that the area could be cleaned up.  The youth were turned over to their parents.  The parents attended the detachment to collect the young people.  One parent was appreciative that their child would not be charged and assured police the young person would be held accountable.  Unfortunately, the other parent was irate the young person was arrested for the criminal offence he had committed and that they had to attend the detachment to pick up the child.  The parent threatened legal action against the RCMP.

 

Backyard parties

 

As the weather is warming up, residents are taking to the outdoors and their backyards for evening entertaining.  Police received a couple of calls to a residence in the Upper Donald area where the music was disturbing nearby residents.  The home owners were receptive and assured officers they would keep the noise down.

 

Stolen vehicle found

 

A local resident was arrested after officers conducted a vehicle check and found the vehicle had been reported stolen last fall.  The driver was also a prohibited driver.

Just Posted

Two killed in two-vehicle crash on Highway 1

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Your weekly Mountain Minute

This week’s top stories… Continue reading

Highway 1 closed to due fatal accident east of Revelstoke

A dump truck lost control and the driver was ejected

Turning Back the Pages: Donald was a happening place before the fire

By Colleen Palumbo Recently, the Golden Museum came into possession of a… Continue reading

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

B.C. removes personal limits for bringing home out-of-province alcohol

Previous relgulations placed limits on the amount of liquor that B.C. residents could bring home

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Two brands of ice cream sandwiches recalled due to presence of metal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Iceberg and Originale Augustin brands

Most Read