Police investigate assaults and noise and driving complaints

The past two weeks RCMP were busy with the usual assaults, driving and noise complaints, but also some out-of-the-ordinary complaints...

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At 1 a.m. March 22, RCMP got report of a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says police attended and found a female with minor facial injuries, but she was uncooperative with police and would not say who had committed the assault against her.


An intoxicated male causing disturbance at the Houston shopping centre was reported to police at 1 a.m. March 22.

Sgt. Rose says the male fled the scene before police arrived, and no more reports were given.


A group of teens stopping traffic on Hagman Crescent were reported to RCMP at 4:30 p.m. March 23.

Sgt. Rose says the majority of the teens took off when RCMP arrived, but police talked to one person who denied involvement in stopping traffic, warning them that they could be ticketed for obstructing traffic and then sending them on their way.


A group of kids walking on the ice near the overpass east of Houston was reported to police just after 3 p.m. March 23.

Sgt. Rose says no one was there when police arrived but there were fresh footprints.

Police want to remind people that with spring here, ice may not be very thick and strong and falling through the ice may result in drowning.


Police were called just after 9:30 p.m. March 23 to check on the well-being of someone staying in a local hotel.

Sgt. Rose says police attended and spoke to the person who was then brought to the hospital for treatment.


Police got report at 10:30 p.m. March 23 of a vehicle on Park Lane whose tires had been slashed.

Sgt. Rose says that some youth were observed in the area, but they all denied knowledge of who was responsible for the damage.

Anyone with knowledge of who may be responsible is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


RCMP were called about a disturbance at a local motel on March 24 at 8:45 a.m.

Sgt. Rose says police found a female with injuries from a domestic dispute, and a male was arrested for assault and uttering threats.

The male was released with charges, found in breach of probation conditions and charged for that as well, and will appear in Houston court May 6, Sgt. Rose said.


RCMP attended a 2035 Sullivan Way apartment to deal with a disturbance just before 10:30 p.m. March 26.

Sgt. Rose says two females were banging on various doors, slightly under the influence of alcohol, and both were warned about their behaviour and told to go home or be arrested for being drunk in a public place.


Police were called March 27 about a unresponsive male in a home on Topley Road.

Sgt. Rose says CPR was attempted on the male but he was deceased.

Police do not suspect foul play and B.C. Coroners Services is investigating the cause of death, Sgt. Rose said, adding that police are not releasing the name of the deceased until the investigation is complete and next of kin is notified.


RCMP got report March 28 of a laptop stolen from the hallway of an apartment on Hagman Crescent.

Sgt. Rose says the complainant believed the theft occurred any time in the two weeks before the report was made, and police are continuing to speak with other apartment residents to determine if anyone knows where the laptop went.


Police responded to a 911 call at a residence on Hagman Crescent at 11:30 p.m. March 28.

Sgt. Rose says a fight broke out between two family members at a family get together, and police separated the parties, spoke with those involved and did not pursue charges, but sent the aggressor on their way.


Police got report of a drunk male panhandling and harassing customers near 7-11 at 7 p.m. March 29.

Sgt. Rose says the male was gone when RCMP arrived and no further complaints were made.


Police were called just after 10 a.m. March 30 about a disturbance at a home on Hagman Crescent.

Sgt. Rose says police talked to a female victim who had been assaulted by her common law partner, arrested the male and released him with promise to appear in court May 6.


Just before 2 a.m. March 31, police stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 on the west end of town because the tail lights weren’t working.

Sgt. Rose says police smelled alcohol, demanded a roadside screen, and issued the driver a three day roadside prohibition and towed the vehicle.


Police were called just before 3 a.m. March 31 about a disturbance on Wiley Road.

Sgt. Rose says a male was arrested for breaching the peace, lodged in cells until sober, and released without charge.


At 4 p.m. March 31, police got report of a suspicious male walking on Highway 16 near Hungry Hill.

Sgt. Rose says the male was wearing a neon green thong bodysuit and clown top and told police that he was sunning himself and that was how he relieved stress.

The male dressed himself after police arrived, and police warned him that his choice of wardrobe was very distracting to driving public and beside a highway it created risk to himself and other drivers, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose says the male was very apologetic and afterwards left the area in his vehicle.


Just before 1 a.m. on April 1, police observed a male walking down 15th Street with open liquor.

Sgt. Rose says police talked to him and cautioned him about consuming in public place, and after pouring out the liquor the person was sent on their way without charge.


Police got report at 2 p.m. April 1 that a suspicious dark coloured car had been parked near the person’s residence in Cataline Court at 3 a.m. that morning.

Police ask that if the public observe suspicious people, vehicles or behaviour that they call the police at the time so police can deal with it, rather then simply reporting it after.


At 2 a.m. April 2, police did a curfew check on a male bound by court conditions, found him gone and issued a warrant for his arrest, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says that in keeping with police commitment to target prolific offenders, they will continue to do checks to ensure compliance with court order conditions.


Police got a 911 hang up call at 9 a.m. April 2, and locating the person they found it was a pocket dial.

Sgt. Rose asks people to ensure that their cell phones have the screen locked when in their pockets or that they deactivate the single-touch emergency call function to prevent such calls, because they are very time consuming for police to track down.


Police got report of two women fighting over a mattress just after 11:30 a.m. April 2.

Sgt. Rose says police separated the women, who were taking things from a garbage bin and were fighting over who had the right to claim things.


Police have gotten nine noise complaints over the past 14 days, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says that if people have issues with bylaws, and would like more police action to deal with noise, they should contact the municipal hall and have them enact rules or a fining system that would allow police to charge the people who routinely cause excessive noise.


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