RCMP locate stolen truck

Investigating a report on a possible impaired driver, Houston police found a truck that was stolen from Burns Lake a day earlier.

At 4:45 a.m. last week Tuesday, police got a report of a possible impaired driver who had gotten stuck in the ditch on Chestnut Road.

Sgt. Rose said the person reported three to four people in the truck, who got the truck out and were last seen headed toward Mountainview Drive.

Police attended and did not find the truck, but later found it parked in the driveway of a home on Hazel Road, Sgt. Rose said.

He said that when police were checking the vehicle, they found that it had been stolen from Burns Lake a day earlier, April 15.

Police talked to the occupants of the home where the truck was parked, but did not get any useful information.

But through investigation and talking to the home owners, four suspects were identified and two adult males were arrested and charged for possession of stolen property.

One of the males was also charged with impaired driving and police are still looking for two females who were identified as suspects in the truck.

The males will appear in Houston court June 17, said Sgt. Rose.


At 1:30 p.m. last week Tuesday, police got report of mischief at the Ambassador trailer court, and found that someone had tried to kick in the front door of an unoccupied “for sale” trailer.

Sgt. Rose says police talked to neighbours but were unable to identify any suspects.


Police got report at 4 p.m. last week Sunday that the front door of Fourteenth Street Clair Manor had been shattered sometime overnight.

Sgt. Rose says police have no suspects and anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


A male was arrested at 8 a.m. last week Sunday after police were called about a domestic assault at a home on Park Lane.

Sgt. Rose says police arrested the male, held him until sober, and charged him with assault and breaching court order conditions.

He will appear in court May 6, said Sgt. Rose.


Police were called at noon last week Sunday about a possible impaired driver headed to Houston on Highway 16.

Sgt. Rose says police found and stopped the vehicle, talked to the driver and sent him on his way after finding that he was not impaired by alcohol.


Police got an abandoned 911 call from a cell phone just after noon last week Sunday.

Sgt. Rose says that despite requests by police for the caller to wait for police, they left.

When police arrived and no one answered the door, they forced entry into the home to make sure no one there needed help, Sgt. Rose said.

Police remind people that if they accidentally dial 9-1-1, they need to stay on the line and talk with the 911 call-taker and identify where they are so police can come and confirm that they are okay and don’t need help.


At 6 p.m. last week Monday, police got a report of an erratic driver going eastbound near Six-Mile Hill.

Sgt. Rose says Houston RCMP contacted the Burns Lake RCMP and the vehicle was stopped and the driver cautioned about their driving behaviour.

No charges were laid, said Sgt. Rose.


At 11:30 a.m. last week Monday, police got report of a residential alarm going off on Elliot Crescent.

Sgt. Rose says police went and found that a contractor on site had set off the alarm, and the property owner came and turned off the alarm.


At 8:45 p.m. last week Wednesday, police got report of a disturbance in the hallway at 2035 Sullivan Way.

Sgt. Rose says police talked with the people and arrested one male who was intoxicated and in breach of court probation conditions.

The male was lodged in cells until sober and will appear in court June 17, said Sgt. Rose


While at that building, police found a second male who was intoxicated and was known to be bound by court order conditions.

Sgt. Rose says the male was arrested as well, lodged in cells until sober and will appear in court June 17.


At 1 a.m. last week Sunday, police got report of a loud party in Ambassador trailer court.

Sgt. Rose says police asked the homeowner to turn down the music, he complied and they got no more complaints.


Just after 2 a.m. April 12, police got report of a male and female yelling at each other in an apartment at 2035 Sullivan Way.

Sgt. Rose says police talked with them, found no criminal offence was committed, and cautioned them to keep the noise down because they were disturbing other tenants.


At 6:30 a.m. April 12, police got report of an intoxicated male passed out in the ATM of a local financial institution.

Sgt. Rose says the male was able to care for himself so police cautioned him about being drunk in a public place and sent him on his way.


At 6:30 p.m. April 12, police were called to help with traffic control on Six-Mile Hill because several vehicles slid off the road.

Sgt. Rose says police found that the sudden snow storm and accumulation of six inches of snow on the highway contributed to the accidents.

A tow truck removed the vehicles from the ditch and Lakes District maintenance cleared and sanded the road to prevent further problems, Sgt. Rose said.


At 11:30 p.m. on April 12, police got a report of a disturbance in an apartment on Hagman Crescent.

Sgt. Rose says officers talked with residents and learned that there was no criminal offence and asked them to keep the noise down.


At 1 a.m. April 14, police got an anonymous report that there was underage drinking at a party near the end of Pearson Road.

Sgt. Rose says officers talked with a property representative, confirmed that there were no minors present, and left.


Police got report of a residential alarm on Gillespie Road at 9 a.m. April 13.

Sgt. Rose says police attended and found no one home, located the homeowner who dealt with the false alarm.


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