Crime in the Elk Valley

Thursday, Jan. 6

Thursday, Jan. 6

•In Elkford at 1:38 a.m. and in Fernie at 2:06 a.m. two drivers each received a 90-day roadside prohibition and their vehicles were impunded for 30 days.

•In Fernie at 1:51 a.m. an injured elk was found and reported to police. Police were called to dispatch the elk.

•In Elkford at 8:05 a.m. there was a hit and run motor vehicle accident. A gold Pontiac Bonneville was damaged on the rear side fender. A suspect was identified. Police are still investigating.

•In Fernie at 2:01 p.m. there was a false residential alarm.

•In West Fernie at 3:15 p.m. a pair of skis and bindings were stolen from a vehicle roof rack. The owner had gone to grab a coffee and when he returned 10 minutes later, the skis were gone. The skis and bindings are valued at $1,425.

•In Fernie at 4:05 p.m. a local bank requested police patrols. The bank believes that people are sleeping in the ATM vestibule.

•In Fernie at 4:45 p.m. there was a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries but the cars were blocking the road.

•In Elkford at 4:51 p.m. police were asked to check on an individual. Police went to the residence and found that all was well.

•In Fernie at 6:04 p.m. a suspicious individual was seen wandering around the 800 block of Fifth Avenue. The caller thought the person may have been casing out houses. The individual was not located and police received no other complaints.

•In Sparwood at 9:14 p.m. an unknown person was knocking on a resident’s door. The caller was concerned because they didn’t recognize the person. The individual had left by the time the call was made. Police patrolled but did not find the person.

Friday, Jan. 7

•In West Fernie at 2:44 a.m. security personnel at a condo called police for help in removing some rowdy guests.

•In Sparwood at 3:33 a.m. a driver received a three-day roadside prohibition but the car was not impounded.

•In Fernie at 4:18 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

•In Fernie at 8:46 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

•In Roosville at 1:07 p.m. there was a car accident. The driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by his co-worker.

•In Sparwood at 1:07 p.m. an individual complained to police about the amount of sand and gravel being put on the roads.

•In Sparwood at 2:43 p.m. there was a report of an erratic driver.

•In Fernie at 4:16 p.m. police were called after a 14-year-old girl did not return home. The police went to a local home where the girl was known to hang out. They found her and brought her home.

•In Fernie at 4:46 p.m. a wallet was found.

•In Sparwood at 6:56 p.m. there was a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries and there was only minor damage to the vehicles.

•In West Fernie at 10:57 p.m. there was an erratic driver headed towards Elko. The red Jeep Cherokee was speeding, swerving and passing in a no passing lane.

Saturday, Jan. 8

•In Sparwood at 1 a.m. there was an individual prowling around a neighbourhood. The person was found and was past a court-imposed curfew. The individual was held for court for outstanding charges in Alberta.

•In Grasmere at 5:01 a.m. there was a family disturbance. A male was intoxicated and arrested for assault. He was lodged in the cells to sober up, and was released on a promise to appear in court for the assault charges.

•In Elko at 6:02 a.m. there was a domestic dispute.

•In Fernie at 11:41 a.m. two seven-year-old children were reported missing. As police were dispatched both were located near the arena, safe and sound.

•In Fernie at 1:43 p.m. a two-week-old car accident was reported to police. The accident was reported for insurance purposes.

•In West Fernie at 5:57 p.m. there was a hit and run vehicle accident at Fernie Alpine Resort.

•In Fernie at 6:07 p.m. a sweater was stolen from a condo at Fernie Alpine Resort. The incident was part of a dispute between the owner of the sweater and the alleged thief. When police attended to investigate they found that the alleged thief was in breach of a court order that prohibited him from consuming alcohol and from leaving Saskatchewan.

•In Fernie at 8:05 p.m. there was a disturbance involving a vehicle driving down Robinson Road. A pedestrian yelled at the driver that he was driving too fast.

•In Sparwood at 8:27 p.m. police were called after some snowmobilers had not returned home on time. As police began to investigate they received a call that everything was OK.

Sunday, Jan. 9

•In Fernie at 1:58 a.m. an unknown male assaulted a clerk at a local hotel. The clerk was attempting to control the noise. Police attended and the suspect was arrested for assault. The complainant did not pursue charges and the male was removed from the hotel.

•In Fernie at 10:11 a.m. a patient was reported missing from the Elk Valley Hospital. The patient had been suffering from a recent illness and was unable to care for himself. When police located the man, he was willing to return to the hospital.

•In Sparwood at 10:39 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

•In Sparwood at 11:26 a.m. there was a domestic dispute.

•In Fernie at 12:01 p.m. there was a dispute between two employees at a local business.

•In Fernie at 2:16 p.m. a male suspect stole four mickeys of rum.

•In Hosmer at 2:31 p.m. there was a white-cube van driving erratically. The van was tailgating and passing on the corners.

•In Elkford at 3:21 p.m. snowmobilers were driving up and down a local road, where snowmobilers are prohibited. The police patrolled and were unable to locate the sledders. The police are continuing to patrol the area.

•In Fernie at 4:46 p.m. there was an abandoned car in a parking lot.

•In West Fernie at 7:03 p.m. threats were uttered.

Monday, Jan. 10

•In Sparwood at 1:34 a.m. there was a truck with a trailer parked on the roadside. The vehicle with Alberta plates was parked on the side of Corbin Road. The caller thought it was odd that the truck was parked in that spot. There were no further reports, and there was no police action.

•In Fernie at 4:51 a.m. there were problem dogs on Cokato Road. The police talked to the dog owners.

•In Fernie at 10:06 a.m. a man was walking up and down Second Avenue yelling and screaming.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

•In Fernie, at 12:26 a.m. a man overdosed on speed and ecstasy at a local hotel. The man was taken to hospital and is OK.

•In Sparwood at 1:01 a.m. a woman overdosed on Tylenol. An ambulance attended. The woman became aggressive and violent with the ambulance attendants. Police were called to assist.

•In Elkford at 11:01 a.m. a woman was called by Telus and believed that it may have been a scam. The alleged Telus employee offered the caller a refund and then began asking for personal information. The caller hung up and contacted police.

•In Sparwood at 1:15 p.m. there was an accident involving a large tractor-trailer and a minivan. There was damage to the minivan but there were no injuries.

•In Galloway at 2:30 p.m. there was a fire that destroyed a mobile home at the Caithness Trailer Court. The owner of the home had been trying to thaw out electrical cords when some insulation caught fire. The insulation was taken outside where the owner believed it had been extinguished. The owner left, but some of the insulation was still smouldering. There were no injuries but the owner’s cat died in the fire.

•In Fernie at 5:32 p.m. a residence was broken into. It’s believed that the break and entering happened two or three days prior to it being reported. Some mini railway cars were stolen from a collection.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

•In Fernie at 2:49 a.m. there was an assault at a local liquor establishment.

•In Fernie at 3:57 a.m. there was drug information received.

•In Sparwood at 11:50 a.m. a semi trailer was having trouble gripping the road, which caused a hazard in the middle of the road.

•In Hosmer at 12:48 p.m. and in Fernie at 12:54 p.m. there were two two-vehicle accidents.

•In Fernie at 6:18 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

•In Sparwood at 6:33 p.m. there was a vehicle parked on the side of the road. The caller felt that the car was a hazard to other drivers, especially considering the weather conditions.

•In Elkford at 7:05 p.m. a large front-end loader pulled out on to the highway almost causing an accident. The driver of the other vehicle was forced to swerve out of the way to miss the front-end loader.

•In West Fernie at 9:08 p.m. there was vandalism to a condo.

•In Elkford at 11:01 p.m. there was an assault.

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