Crime

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

Break-and-enter at Castlegar DQ prompts police to ask public for information

A break-and-enter at the DQ last night has police requesting public assistance and information, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

Man facing charges in relation to arson-caused wildfires near Stave Lake/Mission

Man facing charges in relation to arson-caused wildfires near Stave Lake/Mission

An investigation into a series of deliberately set fires near Stave Lake has resulted in arson charges against one Lower Mainland man.

Christopher White, 35, has been charged with three counts of arson, damage to property under Section 434 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Mr. White is making his first court appearance today, Aug. 15, in Abbotsford Provincial Court.

Police seek witness to motor vehicle incident resulting in injuries to police officer

The unmarked RCMP vehicle had its emergency lights activated.

Police are looking for a vehicle that rear-ended an unmarked police vehicle Sunday morning (August 14) shortly before 8 a.m. on Highway 1 westbound, between 232 St and Glover Rd. in Port Mann.

Jail Time for Counselling Tax Evasion

Jail Time for Counselling Tax Evasion

From the Canada Revenue Agency

Shambhala results in 84 new drug investigations, multiple impaired drivers

Drugs that are known so far before analysis include Cocaine, Psilocybin, MDMA/Ecstasy, Ketamine, Shatter, Lysergic Acid (LSD), GHB, Cannabis, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and Hashish.

Kootenay RCMP Traffic Services have been extremely busy this week as more than 12,500 people leave Shambhala, according to Cpl. Chad Badry.

“Police have opened 84 illegal drug investigation files so far,” Badry said.

“The majority of the investigations involved multiple types of drugs. Drugs that are known so far before analysis include Cocaine, Psilocybin, MDMA/Ecstasy, Ketamine, Shatter, Lysergic Acid (LSD), GHB, Cannabis, Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and Hashish.

Hit-and-run sends one to hospital; police ask public for information

Hit-and-run sends one to hospital; police ask public for information

Local police are looking for an Alberta driver after a hit-and-run Friday morning sent at least one person to hospital Friday.

The incident occurred on Hwy 3B at a place called Wedding Cake Corner, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke, whose detachment got the call at roughly 8:35 a.m.

UPDATE: Krestova incident tied to gun theft from Trail museum

UPDATE: Krestova incident tied to gun theft from Trail museum

Laurence Darren Charles McKay, 35, of Krestova, is facing three counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Committing an Assault while in Possession of a Weapon – (firearm), one count of Uttering Threats, and one count of Possession of a Firearm while prohibited from possessing a firearm.

When McKay was arrested, police also found in his vehicle a gun stolen from the Trail Museum during the late night/early morning of July 28  according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

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Roadside enforcement near Castlegar reveals 'alarming' trend

Roadside enforcement near Castlegar reveals 'alarming' trend

A four-day enforcement effort about eight kilometres out of Castlegar on Highway 3B (the route to Grand Forks) has left police deeply concerned about dangerous driving along that stretch of highway, according to RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. Phil Mager.

Mager said that, in just four days, police impounded more than 80 cars and issued more than 150 violation tickets over and above the impounds.

Driver clad in his birthday suit goes on crime spree in downtown Vernon

Driver clad in his birthday suit goes on crime spree in downtown Vernon

The Vernon RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on 30th Avenue in Vernon, where a man dressed only in his birthday suit crashed his vehicle into a store front. 

On Friday afternoon on Aug. 5, the Vernon RCMP received a report that a 1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV had crashed into a local business in the downtown area on 30th Ave. Vernon RCMP officers attended and with an accurate description of the man, centered on the fact that he was naked, caught him not to far away. The man was immediately transported to hospital for an assessment of any needed medical treatment.

Vandals threaten safety of BC Wildfire Service crews

Vandals threaten safety of BC Wildfire Service crews

BC Wildfire Service radio communications equipment was deliberately vandalized sometime between July 29 and Aug. 2, 2016, putting the safety of firefighting personnel at risk.

The communications equipment is located on Thompson Mountain in the Southeast Fire Centre and is accessible from the Thompson Rim Trail. The equipment was damaged beyond repair and it will cost between $80,000 and $100,000 to replace the radio gear and install it in a more secure area.

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