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Police giving thanks for quiet weekend; youths hunt turkey with bow and arrow

It was truly a weekend of Thanksgiving for local police, who are reporting a quiet, uneventful several days.

"There were a couple of vandalism incidents, but no major serious crime, which is a good thing - it's nice to see detachment cells empty after a long weekend," said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"There were quite a few fender-benders, though - people seemed to be rear-ending each other a lot - and we'd like them to stop doing that, please," she said.

The only significant holiday-related police activity came before the weekend, when the detachment received a complaint about two youths stalking a wild turkey with a bow-and-arrow - right in downtown Castlegar.

"That's really not allowed, although it is turkey hunting season right now," Mathew said. "But there's a minimum distance requirement from homes and people for you to be allowed to discharge a weapon - even a bow and arrow."

In other police news,  last week saw Robyn Mackay, 50, who has been charged with the attempted murder of her father, appear in court. She was detained until her trial date which is expected to be early in the new year.


 
Also, Bruce Lajeunesse, who is charged with the aggravated assault of his brother Paul Shingler, has been detained until his trial date, which will be early in the new year.  Shingler has been released from the hospital and is recovering nicely from his injuries.