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.”

***

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

***

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.

 

Just Posted

Honour

Houston residents took the time to rememeber on Nov. 11, 2018 (Simon… Continue reading

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

North Coast figure skater to star in Dancing On Ice

Carlotta Edwards learned to skate in Prince Rupert, before becoming a star with millions of viewers

Making poppies

Kindergarten students from Silverthorne Elementary School went to Cottonwood Manor to make… Continue reading

Still unclear whether closure of Silverthorne Elementary is a strong possibility

Houston residents invited to discuss school district facilities next week

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

Most Read