RCMP advise of more upcoming road checks

RCMP Sergeant Rose shares details about recent police work in Houston.

RCMP road check on Highway 16 stopped a vehicle to check for impaired driving and found not only an impaired driver, but a stash of drugs.

The driver was issued a 24 hour driving prohibition and then officers did a vehicle check and found drugs that were suspected as cocaine or MDMA, said Sergeant Rose of the Houston RCMP.

The vehicle driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – a charge based on the quantity of drug and some other items found in the vehicle, RCMP Sergeant Rose said.

Rose notes that roadblocks checking for sobriety is something that the community will be seeing more of, he says, “because ultimately taking them off the road, makes the road safer for everybody that is motoring out there.”

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RCMP received report on Sept 12 at 1:15 p.m. that two young men were creating mischief at Jamie Baxter park, but by the time police arrived the youths were gone, said Rose.

The two young males, 15-20, had used some type of log to poke holes in the walls of the park outhouse, and have not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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Over the past three weeks there have been a lot of false alarms at both commercial and residential properties, and police have been frustrated with many of the properties not having a named property representative, said RCMP Sergeant Rose.

Sergeant Rose asks that people with an active and monitored alarm make sure they have a property representative listed with their alarm or monitoring company, so that there is someone to give police access to buildings for a walk around, and someone police can talk to about the alarm.

 

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