Elk Valley RCMP have released the area’s crime statistics between April 22 and May 25, 2020. Photo Submitted

Elk Valley RCMP release monthly crime statistics

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles at night after an increase in theft from vehicles

The Elk Valley RCMP responded to 360 calls for service between April 22 and May 25, 2020. RCMP responded to the following calls:

Seven Animal Calls

Four Assaults

One Assault with a Weapon

Two Uttering Threats Against Person

Eight Breach of Peace

Three Breach of Bail Violations

Five Cause a Disturbance

15 Collisions

One Harassing Communications

Three Fraud

16 Well Being Check

12 Mischiefs

32 Suspicious Persons/vehicles/occurrences

Four Theft Under $5,000

Two Theft Over $5,000

Two Theft of Auto Over $5,000

One Criminal Harassment

One Trafficking Methamphetamine

One Possession of Methamphetamine

One Break & Enter to Business

Two Possession of Stolen Property

One Firearms (unsafe storage)

Two Weapon-Possession

One Counterfeit Currency

One Missing Person (located).

Two impaired drivers were intercepted by the Elk Valley RCMP resulting in one 90 Day Driving Prohibitions plus 30 day vehicle impoundment and one three day (Warn) Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

Gun Threat – Fernie, B.C.

On May 2, 2020, RCMP responded to a female being threatened with a gun. RCMP attended to a residence and made contact with the occupants. Numerous guns were seized from the residence. A male was arrested without incident outside his home. He is facing criminal charges related to firearms and has since been released from custody by way of Undertaking, with a court date in July, 2020. There was no risk to public safety during this altercation.

Late Night Visitor – Parking Lot of Fernie RCMP Detachment

On May 17, 2020, Elk Valley RCMP received a report of a suspicious male trying to sneak into a police vehicle. A female who happened to be walking by at the time, was approached by the same male inquiring about drugs and a ride to the 7-11, in Fernie, B.C. The female immediately contacted the RCMP, and provided excellent descriptors of the male who was readily identified and located.

Theft of Vehicle – Recovered, Sparwood, B.C.

On May 17, 2020, Elk Valley RCMP received a report of a stolen 2018 Ford F-150 pickup which was stolen out of the driveway. With the assistance of Ford Syn App, the vehicle was located a short time later, near Elkford, B.C.

RCMP Forensic Identification Services subsequently examined the vehicle and the investigation continues.

If anyone has information regarding this theft, you are encouraged to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at (250) 425-6233 or remain anonymous by calling a tip into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving their tip online at Crimestoppers.net.

Theft from Vehicle – Fernie, B.C.

On May 24, 2020, a Fernie resident reported to the Elk Valley RCMP that he had numerous personal/business items stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on the street. Approximately $6,000 to $7,000 worth of plumbing and heating tools, fishing gear, and specialized computer equipment was stolen.

If anyone has information regarding this theft, you are encouraged to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at (250) 425-6233 or remain anonymous by calling a tip into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving their tip online at Crimestoppers.net.

Lock it or Lose it

Night time thieves are keeping the mounties in the Elk Valley areas busy with an increase in theft from vehicles. People are once again being reminded to lock your vehicles and do not leave personal/business items in your vehicles.



editor@thefreepress.ca

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