RCMP REPORT – Crime in the Elk Valley

- Crime in the Elk Valley

Tuesday, August 23rd

•    In Fernie at 12:12 a.m. a vehicle was towed due to no compliance.

•    In  Fernie 12:08 a.m. there was a report of four to five males causing a disturbance.

•    In Fernie at 12:48 a.m. police attended to a domestic dispute.

•    In Fernie at 1:36 a.m. there was a report of an intoxicated individual trying to start fights at liquor establishment.

•    In Fernie at 3:15 a.m. there was a request for assistance with a female acting erratically.

•    In Fernie at 3:45 a.m. a complainant reported a loud party.

•    In Fernie at 8:35 a.m. there was a report of a red semi driving over a stop sign.

•    In  Fernie at 9:54 a.m. campers were camping in an unauthorized area.

•    In Elko at 10:51 a.m. there was a report of a traffic concern in the rock cuts.

•    In Sparwood at 11:20 a.m. a lost license plate was reported.

•    In Elkford at 2:04 p.m. a white Ford van was speeding  through a construction zone.

•    In Sparwood at 2:06 p.m. there was damage done to an environmental recording station near Line Creek Road. Damage was estimated at $5,000. Police are requesting that the public come forth with any information regarding this incident.

•    In Fernie at 3:23 p.m. a vehicle hit a deer.

•    In  Fernie at 4:10 p.m. a bike was found.

•    In  Fernie at 4:23 p.m. an individual was pepper sprayed. The accused was arrested and held in custody before a  Justice of Peace. The victim was treated in the hospital.

•    In Baynes Lake at 5:13 p.m. a purse was stolen from a vehicle.

•    In Fernie at 6:34 p.m. there was a report of mischief.

•    In Fernie at 6:51 p.m. a 911 call was abandoned.

•    In Fernie at 9:17 p.m. there was a fight between two males.

 

Wednesday, August 24th

•    In Sparwood at 7:36 a.m. there was an abandoned 911 call.

•    In Sparwood at 1:41 p.m. police attended to an assault in progress.

•    In Sparwood at 7:23 p.m. there was a false business alarm.

•    In Sparwood at 8:13 p.m. a 911 call was abandoned.

•    In Elkford at 9:34 p.m. there was a domestic dispute.

•    In Fernie at 9:40 p.m. a complainant reported a man was sleeping in an alley. The ambulance attended and transported male to his hotel room.

•    In Elkford at 9:42 p.m. youth were throwing a bike down a slide.

 

Thursday, August 25th

•    In Fernie at 12:26 a.m. there was a loud party complaint.

•    In Hosmer at 2:40 a.m. there was a motor vehicle accident. Possible injuries were reported and the male was transported to the Elk Valley Hospital.

•    In Sparwood at 9:48 a.m. golf clubs were stolen from a vehicle. The approximate value of the golf clubs is $2500.

•    In Fernie at 10:14 a.m. there was a report of a theft from a residence that had been left unlocked.

•    In Fernie at 10:24 a.m. an individual was in breach of conditions.

•    In Fernie at 11:01 a.m. there was a suspicious individual at a business.

•    In Sparwood at 1:04 p.m. there was a parking complaint.

•    In Sparwood at 1:48 p.m. a license plate decal was reported lost.

•    In Homer at 2:00 p.m. there was an erratic driver reported . The vehicle had Alberta plates.

•    In Fernie at 3:14 p.m. a caller requested that more traffic services should be on the highway.

•    In the South Country at 4:02 p.m. there was a report from a Federal Agency about a marijuana grow operation. Eight large marijuana  plants were located a on crown land. The plants were approximately four feet high. This incident is still under investigation.

•    In Sparwood at 5:12 p.m. a complainant reported four missing checkbooks.

•    In Fernie at 6:39 p.m.  an individual reported an incident of mischief that had occurred sometime between  August  20th  and 25th. A patio door was broken into but no entry was gained.

•    In Sparwood at 8:03 p.m. there was a report of an unsafe load on a semi unit.

•    In Fernie at 8:27 p.m. there was a driving complaint. A new Red Knight transport unit was speeding and trying to run the complainant off the road.

•    In Fernie at 9:52 p.m. there was a domestic dispute.

•    In Fernie at 10:37 p.m. there was an abandoned 911 call.

 

Friday, August 26th

•    In Fernie at 12:01 a.m. there were four kids on skateboards  playing chicken with the train. Members patrolled the area and the youth were not located.

•    In Elko at 1:08 a.m. an complainant reported youth throwing rocks at a house.

•    In Baynes Lake at 6:16 a.m. a blue Chevy truck was driving all over the road.

•    In Jaffray at 9:08 a.m. a 24 hour driving suspension was issued.

•    In Fernie at 10:00 a.m. there was found property.

•    In Sparwood at 10:10 a.m. a license place was reported lost.

•    In Fernie at 10:49 a.m. there was a report of a suspicious vehicle.

•    In Baynes Lake at 11:27 a.m. a complainant reported harassment via text messages and voicemails.

•    In Fernie at 12:29 p.m. there were four vehicles speeding  excessively. All had Alberta plates.

•    In Fernie at 1:06 p.m. there was a report of a suspicious male at Rotary Park.

•    In Fernie 1:11 p.m. an individual lost money. Shortly after the money was found, brought to the RCMP Detachment and returned to its rightful owner.

•    In Fernie at 2:45 p.m. there was a report of marijuana seen in a motel room.

•    In Elkford at 2:20 p.m. there was an abandoned vehicle.

•    In Sparwood 3:52 p.m. a bike was found.

•    In Fernie at 4:51 p.m. two snowmobiles were found.

•    In Fernie at 7:05 p.m. there was a driving complaint about a black motorcycle that was driving at a high rate of speed.  Two separate complaints were received regarding the same motorcycle.

•    In Sparwood at 10:18 p.m. there was an abandoned  911 call.

•    In Elkford at 10:42 p.m. two extremely intoxicated individuals were reported to be driving a maroon Chevy Equinox. Patrols were made but the vehicle was not located.

 

Saturday, August 27th

•    In Fernie at 12:04 there was a report of individuals in hot tubs at the ski hill without permission.

•    In Sparwood at 1:37 a.m. there was an abandoned  911 call.

•    In Grasmere at 1:47 a.m. a 911 call was abandoned.

•    in Fernie at 1:59 a.m. there was a report of a suspicious vehicle on the train tracks with the alarm going off.

•    In Elkford at 2:06 a.m. there was a fight.  The caller reported  that four males were attacking one male.

•    In Fernie at 2:37 a.m. there was a fight outside a liquor establishment. A male got thrown through the window of a neighbouring business.

•    In Fernie at 2:41 a.m. a loud party complaint was received.

•    In Fernie at 2:55 a.m. there were eight to ten youth in an individual’s yard .The caller chased the youth away.

•    In Sparwood at 8:25 a.m.  a vehicle  reported to be driving without insurance.

•    In Fernie at 9:53 a.m. there was a false business alarm.

•    In Baynes Lake at 1:11 p.m. a complainant reported threats were made over the phone.

•    In Elkford at 2:29 p.m. there were parts stolen off a vehicle and put onto another vehicle. The suspect vehicle is in police custody.

•    In 2:39 p.m. there was a report of two overdue males that went hiking in the Gargantuan caves near Corbin. Expert cavers from Lethbridge, Alberta were called in to assist and they located the lost individuals. Local RCMP were assisting the Crowsnest Pass RCMP on this case.

•    In Fernie at 3:27 threats were reported.

•    In Elko 6:31 p.m.  a grey SUV was tailgating and driving erratically.

•    In the Koocanusa area at  10:13 p.m. police were requested to assist forestry services with a large house boat party, bonfire and fireworks on beach.

•    In Fernie at 11:33 p.m. there was a report of an intoxicated individual sitting in a vehicle listening to music loudly.

•    In Rooseville at 11:53 p.m. there was an intoxicated individual trying to cross the border.

 

Sunday, August 28th

•    In Fernie at 4:01 a.m. there was a false 911 call.

•    In Sparwood at 7:52 a.m. a vehicle struck a moose.

•    In Fernie at 9:27 a.m. there was a report of a suspicious looking device found in a field. The RCMP explosive unit was immediately flown in from Vancouver. Later that evening the device was destroyed by the explosive unit. It was ruled as a hoax device and not an actual explosive. It was approximately the size of a pop can and appeared to be an aluminum square with an antenna on the top.

•    In Sparwood at 11:37 a.m. there was a break and enter. Some items were taken. This incident is still under investigation.

•    In Elkford at 6:10 p.m. there was a report parts stolen from a truck.

•    In Sparwood at 6:55 p.m. a complainant reported suspicious activity at a residence. The complainant suspected it may be drug related.

•    In Fernie at 7:02 p.m. a driver of a gold Ford F150 was reported to be intoxicated.

•    In Homser at 9:33 p.m. a wellbeing check was requested. The individual was located and went to the Fernie Hospital.

•    In Elkford at 9:09 p.m. a 911 call was abandoned.

•    In Fernie at 10:41 p.m. there was an intoxicated individual outside a grocery store.

 

Monday, August 29th

•    In Sparwood at 4:34 a.m. there was a report of a suspicious odour coming from the seniors residence. Sparwood Fire Department attended and it turned out to be from a skunk.

•    In Sparwood at 8:53 a.m. an individual  reported that two lug nuts were loosened from his vehicle. The tire almost fell off.

•    In Sparwood at 9:12 a.m. an individual reported threats via text and voicemail.

•    In Fernie at 10:29 a.m. police were requested to assist the ambulance.

•    In Sparwood at 1:38 p.m. a decal was reported lost.

•    In Fernie 4:11p.m. a cell phone was reported lost.

•    In Fernie at 8:30 p.m. money was found.

•    In Hosmer at 9:09 p.m. a complainant reported that a camper trailer was driving without lights.

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