RCMP Report Aug 2 -9

RCMP Report

Tuesday, August 2

• In Elkford at 12:03 a.m. a report was made of hearing four gunshots (near the water tower.) Police attended and were unable to find any evidence of firearms being shot. Police returned the next day (in daylight) and were still unable to find evidence.

• In Fernie at 1:04 a.m. there was a report of harassment in regards to a restraining order.

• In Sparwood at 1:45 a.m. there was report of loud music.

• In Sparwood at 1:56 a.m. there was a report of loud music at a residence on Red Cedar Drive.

• At 2:25 a.m. there was report of an overdue traveller (travelling Kalispell to Calgary.) Checks were made with Border Patrol Services. The next day, the individual was found (in good health.)

• In Sparwood at 6:17 a.m. a suspicious hitchhiker was reported. The caller believed that the hitchhiker was wanted by police, in relation to an incident in the Okanagan. Police attended but were unable to locate the hitchhiker.

• In Fernie at 7:22 a.m. there was a report of an attempted theft over the long weekend.) The incident occurred near the CP Railroad.

• In Elkford at 9:01 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

• In Sparwood at 9:46 a.m. there was a report of a theft of a bulk gas card from a local business. Several purchases were made on the card (mostly in the Cranbrook area.)

• In Elkford at 10:16 a.m. a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident was reported as occurring in a parking lot. The accident was minor and no injuries were sustained.

• In Fernie at 10:38 a.m. an assault was reported.

• In Elko at 11:13 a.m. an erratic driver was reported for not maintaining the driving lane. The vehicle was a red Ford Escort.

• In Hosmer at 11:41 a.m. a Motor Vehicle accident was reported from the previous night. The complainant reported his trailer was struck by tires that had fallen from an oncoming truck (unclear if the tires were cargo.) Damage was sustained, but no injuries.

• In Sparwood at 11:41 a.m. a theft was reported (a fishing tackle-box and its contents were missing). The theft occurred sometime between July 1 and the time of the report.

• In Fernie at 11:48 a.m. there was a report of mischief at the CP Railroad (an individual standing on the hood of a truck.) The report is believed to be connected to a prior report.

• In Fernie at 12:22 p.m. there was a report of a disturbance and threats that had occurred the day before. The report is part of an ongoing dispute between neighbours.

• In Sparwood at 2:09 p.m. there was a report of an abandoned vehicle (a scooter).

• In Sparwood at 2:32 p.m. a false business alarm was reported.

• In Fernie at 4:50 p.m. there was a report of a possible theft from a local business. The caller reported seeing a female loading something into a white Ford and then driving away erratically.

• In West Fernie at 5:01 p.m. there was a report of two black Corvettes road-racing.

• In Sparwood there was a report of an erratic driver (grey Toyota 4WD) swerving and not maintaining the driving lane.

• In Elkford at 5:10 p.m. there was a report of an injured deer (broken back leg). The deer was dispatched.

• In Fernie at 9:49 p.m. a motor vehicle accident was reported. A blue pickup truck crossed the centre line and clipped an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the pickup fled the scene. Police were unable to locate the pickup.

• In Sparwood at 10:21 p.m. a report was made by a complainant claiming to know where their stolen iPhone was.

Wednesday, August 3

• In Fernie at 4:05 a.m. there was a request for a well-being check on an individual. Police located the individual who was determined to be fine.

• In Sparwood at 11:41 a.m. three licence plates were reported stolen from a local business.

• In Grasmere at 12:29 p.m. a vehicle was reported speeding (130 in an 80km/hour zone). A violation ticket was issued for excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

• In Elkford at 1:18 p.m. a false business alarm was reported.

• In Fernie at 1:59 p.m. a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident was reported. The accident was minor and no injuries were reported.

• In Elko at 5:43 p.m. a potential impaired driver was reported driving a campervan. Police located the vehicle and driver. It was determined the driver was not under any influence of alcohol and the driver was released.

• Near Summit Lake at 8:39 p.m. an off-duty officer reported a suspicious male. Police located the individual and determined he was hitchhiking from Waterton to Vancouver. The individual was permitted to continue on his way.

• In Elkford at 9:57 p.m. possible impaired drivers were reported driving two separate vehicles. Neither car was located.

• In Sparwood at 10:34 p.m. a report was made regarding people with skateboards removing a cement barrier (potential traffic hazard).

• In Elkford at 11:46 p.m. two loud parties were reported on Alder Street.

Thursday, August 4

• In Fernie at 1:18 a.m. a 90-day IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition) was issued in addition to a 30-day vehicle impound.

• In Fernie at 10:37 a.m. a traffic hazard was reported; two vehicles were stopped on the road while the drivers chatted.

• In Fernie at 1:17 p.m. a scooter was in a motor-vehicle accident with a semi. Both vehicles were moving at slow speeds. The scooter’s driver fell to the ground. Initially, no serious injuries were apparent. Later, the scooter driver had symptoms of serious internal head injury and was taken first to Fernie Hospital, then to Cranbrook, and then to Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Police would like to remind the public that bicycle helmets are inadequate when riding scooters, and that legally, motorbike helmets are required.

• In Sparwood at 6:24 p.m. police were checking on an individual when they determined that the individual had outstanding warrant issues from Lethbridge.

Friday, August 5

• In Fernie at 1:26 a.m. there was a report of loud music.

• In Fernie at 5:40 a.m. a suspicious person was reported. The individual in question seemed to be trying to hide their identity by concealing their face.

• In Fernie a complainant reported that a couple of days earlier, they had witnessed an erratic driver (a semi).

• In Sparwood at 12:35 p.m. the owner of a parked trailer reported damage to the trailer done by a pellet gun overnight.

• In Sparwood at 1:15 p.m. there was a report of a fatal accident.

• In Elkford at 2:32 p.m. police were called to assist paramedics with an ATV accident. Elkford Fire Services also responded. There were no serious injuries.

• In Galloway at 4:01 p.m. a request was made for a well-being check on an individual. Police located the individual and determined that everything was fine.

• In Sparwood at 5:03 p.m. a complainant reported mischief (locks had been cut on locks to a gate on the complainant’s property.

• In Sparwood at 7:04 p.m. a suspicious occurrence was reported involving an individual parked roadside throwing golf clubs around. Due to traffic congestion from a fatal motor vehicle accident, police were unable to attend. They feel the event may have been a result of a frustrated driver, impatient from waiting in the line of traffic.

• In Sparwood at 8:27 p.m. a Nissan Murano was reported for driving erratically.

• In Hosmer at 10:50 p.m. a single vehicle motor vehicle incident was reported. The driver swerved to successfully avoid hitting a deer. No injuries.

Saturday, August 6

• In Fernie at 12:31 a.m. there was a report of loud music coming from a downtown liquor establishment.

• In Sparwood at 12:46 a.m. loud music from a residence was reported.

• In Sparwood at 2:11 a.m. a loud party was reported.

• In Fernie at 5:40 a.m. a residential theft was reported. The suspect is believed to be known to the complainant.

• In Galloway at 11:01 a.m. a request was made for a well-being check. The individual was found and they were fine.

• In Fernie at 11:23 a.m. a report was made of counterfeit money being handed over at a local business.

• In Sparwood at 2:44 p.m. a complainant reported that overnight, a vehicle had hit his trailer, causing damage.

• In Fernie at 7:12 p.m. an assault was reported. The incident occurred at a slow-pitch game.

• In Fernie at 7:38 p.m. an IROC-Z Camaro was reported speeding in the Airport area.

• In Fernie at 10:34 p.m. a request for police presence was made in regard to an argument involving three males.

• In Fernie at 10:57 p.m. a request for police assistance was made regarding an individual under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.

Sunday, August 7

• In Fernie at 12:20 a.m. a report was made regarding a fight at a local liquor establishment.

• In Fernie at 12:32 a.m. police were contacted by Roosville Border Services to handle an impaired driver.

• In Fernie at 12:32 p.m. a traffic hazard complaint was reported regarding a vehicle blocking the laneway.

• In Elko at 3:38 p.m. a silver Thunderbird was reported driving too slowly and crossing the traffic lines on both sides. Police were unable to locate the car.

• In Elko at 3:39 p.m. two young people were reported missing. The complainant called back and verified that the two individuals had been located (safe) at a nearby campground.

• In Fernie at 7:24 p.m. police determined a driver was under the influence of alcohol and that the individual was a prohibited driver. The person was charged and released on the promise to appear for an October court date.