– Crime in the Elk Valley Thursday, January 27

• In West Fernie at 5:57 a.m. police received a false 911 call. When they attended, the residents said that they were having problems with their phone.

• In West Fernie at 5:57 a.m. police received a false 911 call. When they attended, the residents said that they were having problems with their phone.

• In Hosmer at 7:53 a.m. there was a car accident involving an elk. Police dispatched the elk.

• In Fernie at 1 p.m. police reported six tickets that had been issued the night before for consuming alcohol in public.

• In Elkford at 2:16 p.m. there was a snowmobile driving around the schoolyard while the students were on their break. The caller was concerned for the students’ safety and requested police to attend.

• In Sparwood at 3:40 p.m. police were asked to check on the well being of an individual. When police attended they found that all was well.

• In West Fernie at 10:31 p.m. an elderly man was knocking on the caller’s door. The man appeared to be disoriented and was asking for a place to stay. By the time police attended the subject had left the area. There were no further reports or complaints.

Friday, January 28

• In Fernie at 12:47 a.m. there was a breach of court order conditions.

• In Fernie at 12:48 a.m. a group of 13 youths ran naked down the street and lit something on fire. The caller complained that the group was being too loud. When police arrived, they were able to find one person who’d been part of the group. The person admitted that they had stripped and were being loud. The police received no further complaints.

• In Elkford at 12:52 a.m. there was a loud party.

• In Sparwood at 1:56 a.m. a loud group of people left an establishment and were causing a disturbance.

• In Sparwood at 3:15 a.m. there was a 24-hour driving suspension.

• In Sparwood at 8:46 a.m. a cell phone was lost.

• In Fernie at 10:44 a.m. a licence plate was lost.

• In Fernie at 11:10 a.m. drug information was received.

• In Fernie at 1:03 p.m. there was a false residential alarm.

• In Sparwood at 2:26 p.m. police received information from Vancouver Police regarding a man wanted on various gang-related crimes in the Lower Mainland.

• In Elkford at 3:54 p.m. police were called to dispatch an injured deer.

• In Sparwood at 5:35 p.m. B.C. ambulance attendants requested police assistance in dealing with a patient.

• In Elkford at 5:50 p.m. there was a break and enter. A contractor took back building materials from a job site due to insufficient payment. Both parties have been contacted and police are investigating.

• In Sparwood at 7:26 p.m. police received a report of an aggressive driver. A transport truck with B.C. plates was honking and flashing its lights as it passed other vehicles.

Saturday, January 29

• In West Fernie at 10 a.m. a single vehicle rollover resulted in a domino effect accident resulting in 11 cars including a bus, smashing into each other. There were no serious injuries.

• In Fernie at 10:08 a.m. B.C ambulance requested police assistance.

• In Elko at 11:01 a.m. a vehicle rolled over near the tunnel.

• In Grasmere at 3:43 p.m. there was a family disturbance.

• In Fernie at 4:04 p.m. a licence plate decal was lost.

• In Hosmer at 5:59 p.m. there was a single vehicle rollover. The driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital for observation. The person was eventually released and there were no injuries. Police said that poor road conditions were to blame.

Saturday, January 29

• In Fernie at 7:17 p.m. police were called to dispatch an injured deer.

• In Fernie at 9:37 p.m. kids were going in and out of a condemned house. The caller was concerned for their safety.

Sunday, January 30

• In Fernie 12:34 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Fernie at 1:49 a.m. there were two suspicious males checking cars in a parking lot. The suspects fled after being yelled at by the caller.

• In Fernie at 5:21 a.m. there was a false residential alarm.

• In Sparwood at 1:57 p.m. police were called to dispatch an injured deer.

• In Sparwood at 2 p.m. there was a two-vehicle accident near the new four-lane highway. There were no injuries.

• In Hosmer at 4:56 p.m. there was a single vehicle rollover. There were no injuries.

• In Fernie at 9:08 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Fernie at 10:33 p.m. there was a three-day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.

Monday, January 31

• In Sparwood at 9:39 a.m. there was a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

• In Fernie at 9:42 a.m. a cell phone was found.

• In Fernie at 11 a.m. police reported six tickets for consuming alcohol in public that had been issued the night before.

• In Fernie at 2:23 p.m. an abandoned vehicle was reported.

• In Hosmer at 3:53 p.m. there was a motor vehicle accident involving a deer. Police had to dispatch the deer.

• In Fernie at 4:16 p.m. a local business was vandalized. The mirror in the washroom was broken.

• In Fernie at 9:23 p.m. B.C. ambulance attendants requested police assistance dealing with a drunk and abusive patient.

• In Elkford at 10:18 p.m. there was a snowmobile driving around the town streets.

Tuesday, February 1

• In Elkford at 6:18 a.m. there was a false residential alarm.

• In Sparwood at 8:08 a.m. a vehicle was stolen. The car was left running to warm-up in the driveway when it was stolen.

• In Sparwood at 1:28 p.m. a licence plate decal was lost.

• In Sparwood at 1:57 p.m. a semi-trailer hit the ditch. No injuries were reported.

• In West Fernie at 2:30 p.m. three skiers triggered an avalanche while ski touring near the Fernie Alpine Resort. Ski patrol responded. All three skiers survived.

• In West Fernie at 2:43 p.m. someone up at the ski hill heard calls for help from the trees. Someone had skied into the trees and hit a tree. Ski patrol responded.

• In Sparwood at 3:57 p.m. there was a single-vehicle accident. The car slid into the ditch and hit a telephone pole.

• In Sparwood at 4:27 p.m. Prince George RCMP asked for local police help in issuing a subpoena.

• In Sparwood at 5:15 p.m. there was a car accident. No injuries were reported.

• In Elkford at 6:55 p.m. police assistance was requested in a child custody dispute.

• In Elkford at 7 p.m. police received a report of the fraudulent use of an Air Miles card.

• In Fernie at 8:06 p.m. there was a single-vehicle accident. A car slid into the ditch. No injuries were reported.

• In Fernie at 8:14 p.m. police received a missing persons report. An elderly man suffering from dementia was missing. While police were investigating, the man was found, safe and sound.

• In Fernie at 8:18 p.m. there was an erratic driver. The driver was crossing the centre line. No plates were obtained and police were unable to locate the vehicle.

• In Fernie at 9:24 p.m. there was an erratic driver. A semi-trailer cut off the complainant. No plates were obtained.

• In Sparwood at 11:55 p.m. police assistance was requested with the apprehension of a child under the Family Relations Act.

Wednesday, February 2

• In Sparwood at 8:36 a.m. there was an abandoned vehicle.

• In Sparwood at 8:54 a.m. there was a false residential alarm.

• In West Fernie at 3:59 p.m. there was a burgundy pick-up truck driving around with three men in the back. The caller was concerned for their safety.

• In Sparwood at 4:28 p.m. a semi-trailer went into the ditch.

• In Fernie at 6:18 p.m. there was an erratic driver. A light blue Ford truck with Alberta plates was speeding up and slowing down. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

• In West Fernie at 6 p.m. a caller said that they had been bitten by a dog and complained that there are too many loose dogs.

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