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RCMP Report

Tuesday, April 17

  • In Sparwood at 8:35 p.m. an erratic driver was reported. A gold Volkswagen Golf was swerving and almost hit a vehicle head on.
  • In Fernie at 11:46 p.m. a blue Ford Escort was seen doing doughnuts in a business parking lot. The vehicle was located two hours later travelling north on Hwy. 43. The driver was spoken to and warned. No alcohol was involved.

 

Wednesday, April 18

  • In Fernie at 10:08 a.m. a Visa card was found and turned in.
  • In Fernie at 1:39 p.m. there was a domestic dispute.
  • In Fernie at 3:37 p.m. a complainant reported a hit and run vehicle accident.
  • In Elkford at 4:08 p.m. an older maroon car failed to stop for a school bus.
  • In Elkford at 4:58 p.m. there was a complaint of a homemade sign being placed on the road warning drivers of children at play.
  • In Fernie at 5:40 p.m. a green Ford Crew Cab was reported for passing on a double solid and speeding.
  • In Fernie at 6:52 p.m. a vehicle was reported stolen sometime overnight from outside the complainant’s home in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue.
  • In Fernie at 7:28 p.m. there was a report of a break and enter in progress. Police attended and the suspect was gone, but the area was examined and there was no evidence of a break and enter.
  • In Fernie at 9:53 p.m. there was a dine and dash for $60.
  • In Hosmer at 11:17 p.m. threats were reported.
  • In Fernie at 11:54 p.m. there was domestic dispute.

 

Thursday, April 19

  • In Sparwood at 3:18 a.m. there was a false business alarm.
  • In Fernie at 3:54 p.m. there was a loud party complaint in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue.
  • In Sparwood at 5:44 a.m. an injured elk was reported.
  • In Hosmer at 8:26 a.m. there was a false residential alarm.
  • In Sparwood at 12:50 p.m. there was a request from the Cranbrook detachment to be on the lookout for a green sedan driving erratically. Police located the vehicle and the driver was issued a violation ticked for performing an unsafe pass.
  • In Baynes Lake at 3:37 p.m. a complainant reported a hole was cut in her fence.
  • In Elkford at 4:35 p.m. there was a report of a vehicle driving dangerously around kids playing on the street.
  • In Elkford at 5:18 p.m. a report was made about a male subject who continuously drives without a licence.
  • In Fernie at 5:45 p.m. the driver of a gold Chrysler Intrepid was possibly impaired. The vehicle was not located.
  • In Fernie at 7:54 p.m. there was a report of a disorientated individual wandering around. Police attended and located the individual and there were no issues. He was having difficulty finding an address.
  • In Fernie at 9:56 p.m. a complainant reported they had heard gunshots. Police attended and located the source of the noise, which was fireworks.
  • In Sparwood at 11:20 p.m. there was a report of fireworks being set off in the Juniper Crescent area.

Friday, April 20

  • In Fernie at 2:37 a.m. a vehicle was suspiciously sitting in front of a business. Police attended and located the individual who had been consuming alcohol. He was issued a 24-hour suspension for having care and control of a motor vehicle.
  • In Sparwood at 7:05 a.m. there was a single vehicle rollover. The occupant was taken to the hospital for observation and was later released.
  • In Sparwood at 9:53 a.m. there was a report of harassment.
  • In Fernie at 10:41 a.m. there was a request for a wellbeing check. While police were making inquiries the subject was heard from and was safe and sound.
  • In Fernie at 12:39 p.m. a suspicious vehicle was reported. The vehicle was not located.
  • In Sparwood at 6:11 p.m. there was false residential alarm
  • In Fernie at 6:27 p.m. a lost wallet was reported.
  • In Sparwood at 9:23 p.m. Calgary Police Services requested local police to notify local residents of a family matter.
  • In Fernie at 9:26 p.m. there was a report of a dead elk partially blocking the highway.
  • In Sparwood at 9:50 p.m. police were requested to dispatch an injured elk.
  • In Elko at 10:01 p.m. police were requested to assist with helping an individual in getting her vehicle she had loaned out returned.
  • In Elkford at 10:32 p.m. youths were throwing rocks in a playground area.

Saturday, April 21

  • In Fernie at 1:09 a.m. intoxicated individuals were refusing to leave a liquor establishment.
  • In Sparwood at 2:31 a.m. there was a report of a male subject breaking into a residence and sitting at the kitchen table. Police attended and the subject was under the influence of drugs. He was taken to the hospital.
  • In Sparwood at 8:14 a.m. a female subject was refusing to leave a residence.
  • In Elkford at 8:24 a.m. there was ongoing mischief to a vacation residence.
  • In Sparwood at 12:24 p.m. there was a false residential alarm.
  • In Fernie at 3:36 p.m. there was a report of two groups of youths meeting to possibly engage in a fight.
  • In Sparwood at 4:48 p.m. there was an intoxicated man at a local restaurant. Police were requested to remove him.
  • In Fernie at 4:55 p.m. a grey Pathfinder was seen swerving and almost causing an accident.
  • In Fernie at 6:52 p.m. police were requested to attend to a wellbeing check. The individual was located and no further police intervention was needed.
  • In Elkford at 10:54 p.m. an intoxicated man was refusing to leave a liquor establishment.

Sunday, April 22

  • In Fernie at 1:19 a.m. there was a fight at a liquor establishment.
  • In Sparwood at 8:27 a.m. a vehicle was taken without the owner's consent.
  • In Sparwood at 8:33 a.m. police were requested to dispatch an injured deer.
  • In Sparwood at 4:47 a.m. there was a break and enter which occurred sometime overnight. Stolen were decorative swords, a suit of armour, Egyptian statues and loose change. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 250-425-6233.
  • In Fernie at 7:35 p.m. there was a report of two youths shooting birds. Police attended and the youths were gone.
  • In Elko at 10:11 p.m. an erratic driver was reported. A semi unit was speeding and not maintaining his lane.
  • In Sparwood at 11:48 p.m. harassment via text was reported.

 

Monday, April 23

  • In Fernie at 2:52 a.m. a black pickup truck was reported for driving erratically.
  • In Sparwood at 5:44 a.m. there was a break and enter to a local business. Entry was gained, but nothing appeared to be stolen. Surveillance video is being investigated and police are confident the suspects will be identified.
  • In Elkford at 6:28 a.m. an injured elk needed to be dispatched.
  • In Sparwood at 11:11 a.m. there was a report of tires stolen from a local business. Michelin 11R 24.5 Radial X tires.
  • In Hosmer at 11:32 a.m. a cattle liner was driving all over the road.
  • In Sparwood at 11:39 a.m. there was a single vehicle accident with an elk.
  • In Fernie at 1:34 a.m. a bike was found.
  • In Fernie at 2:16 p.m. an iPhone was found.
  • In Elko at 2:18 p.m. a blue and white semi was driving erratically.
  • In Sparwood at 4:05 p.m. there was a false residential alarm.
  • In Fernie at 5:45 p.m. there was a report of an ongoing problem with speeders.
  • In Sparwood at 6:05 p.m. there was a traffic complaint when someone in a vehicle was throwing cans out of the window. The vehicle is described as a dark blue Ford F-150.
  • In Hosmer at 6:35 p.m. a black Tacoma was speeding and not maintaining his lane.
  • In Sparwood at 10:26 a.m. an assault was reported.

Due to higher than average vehicle break ins police remind residents to keep the keys out of your vehicle, doors locked and valuables out of sight.

Tuesday, April 24

  • In Sparwood at 9:07 a.m. there was a false business alarm.
  • In Sparwood at 10:39 a.m. complaint of threats was received.
  • In Elko at 11:02 a.m. an erratic driver with an Alberta plates was reported for passing on double solid lines. A warning letter was sent to the registered owner as the vehicle was not located.
  • In Sparwood at 12:38 p.m. battery cords were reported stolen from a shed at a business. There was also a previous occurrence of this approximately a month earlier.
  • In Sparwood at 2:03 p.m. a license plate decal was reported lost.
  • In Sparwood at 3:03 p.m. there was an erratic driver reported for driving unsafely heading towards the Alberta border. The vehicle was stopped by Crowsnest Pass RCMP and no charges were laid.
  • In Elkford at 4:43 p.m. there was a complaint of an unlicensed driver.
  • In Fernie at 4:58 p.m. police attended to a domestic dispute. A man was arrested. This incident is still under investigation.
  • In Fernie at 5:21 p.m. there was an abandoned 911 call from a cell phone.
  • In Sparwood at 5:38 p.m. there was a threats complaint at a local business. This incident is still under investigation.
  • In Elkford at 5:47 p.m. a driving prohibition was served on an individual.
  • In Roosville at 6:36 p.m. there was a complaint of an intoxicated man that was  going to assault a second man. When police arrived, the fight had calmed down. No charges were laid.
  • In Fernie at 8:16 p.m. liquor was stolen from a business. There was no forced entry into the building.
  • In Sparwood at 8:38 p.m. there was a call of a suspicious circumstance and a possible break and enter to the Sparwood Medical Centre when employees noticed wheelchairs outside. Police investigated and there were no signs of a break and enter.
  • In Fernie at 10:31 p.m. a vehicle was driving without headlights. The vehicle was not located.

 

Wednesday, April 25

  • In Sparwood at 12:11 a.m. there was a complaint of a theft of a vehicle in progress on Engelmann Spruce Drive. A truck was parked in the street and one youth was seen inside the vehicle trying to start it. A suspect has been identified.
  • In Fernie at 12:18 a.m. a complainant reported receiving harassing text messages.
  • In Elkford at 12:22 a.m. a domestic dispute was reported. Police investigation revealed it was just an argument between neighbours.
  • In Sparwood at 12:26 a.m. a vehicle was reported stolen. A police investigation revealed it was a false complaint and charges are being considered against the registered owner.
  • In Elkford at 5:13 a.m. there was an accidental 911 call made by a child.
  • In Sparwood at 8:28 a.m. there was a false residential alarm.
  • In Fernie at 11:28 a.m. a boulder was on the highway causing a traffic hazard. The highway was cleared.
  • In Fernie at 12:18 p.m. there was a report of a historic sexual assault between individuals known to each other.
  • In Elkford at 2:45 p.m. police were requested to keep the peace while belongings were retrieved.
  • In Elkford at 3:07 p.m. a complainant reported a horse was on the highway near Intata Road. The horse was not located and no further calls were received.
  • In Fernie at 3:32 p.m. a complainant reported a semi unit with its doors ajar. Patrols were made and the vehicle was not located.
  • In Fernie at 4:21 p.m. a lost drivers licence was reported.
  • In Fernie at 4:31 p.m. there was a domestic dispute.
  • In Sparwood at 5:20 p.m. there was a false residential alarm.
  • In Sparwood at 6:30 p.m. there was a complaint of three intoxicated youths running around. The youths were not located.
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