Busy night for local police

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
March 8th, 2012

Tuesday night/Wednesday morning was a busy stretch for local police, with a diverse range of ne’re-do-wells and miscreants keep the long arm of the law outstretched.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock shared this list of files with The Source:


On March 6, at just after 7 p.m., Castlegar RCMP received a tip of a possible impaired driver. Police located the suspect vehicle in south Castlegar. The suspect was arrested for impaired driving and found drinking while in the car. The suspect was released for court in Castlegar on May 23.

On March 7, at just after midnight, Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the 2100 block Columbia Avenue. Upon arrival, police located three adult suspects siphoning gas from U-Haul vehicles parked in a parking lot. The three were arrested as they were attempting to flee. Two of the three arrested were released for court on May 23 in Castlegar. The third suspect had two warrants for his arrest and was held in custody for court in Castlegar on March 7 (and was remanded to a later date).

On March 7, at approximately 7:20 a.m., a member of the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit was on patrol in Castlegar. The officer stopped a vehicle for a seat belt infraction and ended up dealing with an impaired driver who was also prohibited from driving. Further to the driving infractions, the driver was on court ordered conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and was arrested for failure to comply with this condition. The suspect was held in custody for court in Castlegar on March 7 (and was remanded to a later date).

On March 7, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a complaint of theft. A suspect was seen rummaging through a vehicle. Police responded and arrested a suspect matching the description a few blocks away. The youth suspect had items belonging to the victim in his possession. The youth was later released to family and police are recommending a charge of theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by crime. In this case, the victim’s vehicle was left unlocked making it an easy target. The RCMP would like to remind the public of the importance of locking their doors and securing their valuables to prevent theft.

Police wound up the busy day by raiding a grow op and arresting a two Castlegar residents, with police recommending five charges against each (see https://castlegarsource.com/news/castlegar-couple-faces-laundry-list-charges-17620)

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