Crime in the Elk Valley Thursday, January 20

• In Sparwood at 4:20 a.m. there was a loud house party.

• In Sparwood at 4:20 a.m. there was a loud house party.

• In Fernie at 6:31 a.m. a vehicle was vandalized on Sixth Avenue. The window was smashed but nothing was stolen from the car.

• In Fernie at 6:43 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Elkford at 9:23 a.m. there was a report of vandalism at the park grounds. Silver graffiti was painted on one of the buildings. Police patrolled but were unable to locate the individuals.

• In Fernie at 10:14 a.m. there was a hit and run accident at the Extra Foods gas bar.

• In Fernie at 10:43 a.m. there was a report of vandalism at the cross-country ski trail head. The rear window of a car was broken.

• In Fernie at 10:57 a.m. a bike was left in a backyard for three days. The caller wanted police to come and remove the bike.

• In Elko at 2:54 p.m. there was a single-vehicle accident. The car slid and hit the guardrail. There were no injuries but the vehicle was not drivable and was blocking the road. Police removed it.

• In Sparwood at 3 p.m. there was an erratic driver with Alberta plates. The driver was speeding and passing in a construction zone.

• In Fernie at 10:11 p.m. there was a breach of court order conditions.

• In Elkford at 11:30 p.m. ambulance attendants asked the RCMP to help with a distraught patient.

Friday, January 21

• In Elkford at 12:03 a.m. police were called to dispatch an injured moose.

• In Elkford at 11:04 a.m. a bank card and pin number were stolen. The suspect made two withdrawals and attempted several others before the card was cancelled. Police are still investigating.

• In Elkford at 1 p.m. police were asked to attend an elementary school to talk to a young student about the dangers of making false 911 calls.

• In Sparwood at 2:57p.m. police received a call from the police in the Crowsnest Pass about a possible impaired driver. Local police watched for the vehicle but it wasn’t found.

• In Hosmer at 5:47 p.m. there was an erratic driver. A white Dodge pick-up truck with B.C. license plates. The driver was tailgating and gave the middle finger to the caller when he passed. He was also passing at excessive speeds.

• In Sparwood at 5:53 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Elkford at 7:50 p.m. there was a domestic dispute.

• In Fernie at 10 p.m. security at the Fernie Alpine Resort called for police assistance after a highly intoxicated man ran from security. Resort security was concerned he may freeze because he wasn’t wearing a shirt. RCMP found the man in his room with his family.

Saturday January 22

• In Fernie at 12:11 a.m. there was an immediate three-day roadside prohibition. One of the passengers was sober and was able to drive so the car was not impounded.

• In Fernie at 12:34 a.m. there was a 90-day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

• In Hosmer at 2:03 a.m. there was a domestic dispute. RCMP attended and found evidence of an assault. The individual was arrested and a court date has been set.

• In Elkford at 1:30 p.m. there was a report of a lost license plate decal.

• In Sparwood at 3:56 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In West Fernie at 5:39 p.m. there was a three-day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 24 hours.

• In Sparwood at 7:32 p.m. a driver thought a passing vehicle may have thrown something at their car after the window shattered.

Sunday, January 23

• In West Fernie at 12:04 a.m. the police responded to an abandoned 911 call. When police arrived the residents denied making the call. Police searched the home and the search was negative. The residents said that there had been problems with their phone.

• In Sparwood at 2:36 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Elkford at 2:48 a.m. police were called after the caller heard someone trying to come in the front door. When police arrived they found fresh footprints in the snow. Their search was negative and no further problems were reported.

• In West Fernie at 7:11 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Sparwood at 9:03 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Fernie at 10:03 a.m. there was a report of a lost wallet.

• In Fernie at 10:30 a.m. there was a shoplifter reported at a local business.

• In Elkford at 2:20 a.m. there was money stolen from a residence. It is believed that the complainant knows the suspect. RCMP are continuing to investigate.

• In Elkford at 3:06 p.m. there was liquor stolen from a local residence. It is believed that the caller knows the suspect. RCMP are continuing to investigate.

• In Elkford at 3:08 p.m. threats were uttered.

• In Sparwood at 4:47 p.m. welding cables were stolen from a local business.

• In Sparwood at 6:01 p.m. there was a suspicious male at the Greenwood Mall. The suspect appeared to be trying to get into local businesses.

• In Fernie at 7:18 p.m. a 13-year-old girl was walking to the aquatic centre. A car with a male driver asked the girl if she wanted a ride. The girl said no and walked quickly to the aquatic centre. The male is described as being 40 to 50 years old with grey hair and he was driving a blue car. The RCMP emphasized that they have not received any other calls of this nature.

• In Sparwood at 8:24 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Fernie at 8:48 p.m. someone was throwing snowballs near the train tracks in Ridgemont.

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