A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 near Morgan Road at 5 a.m. Dec .21. Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured

A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 near Morgan Road at 5 a.m. Dec .21. Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured

Police report busy holidays, decreased crashes

"There's been a decrease in the number of collisions compared to what we've been having in recent weeks," RCMP Sergeant Rose said.

“There’s been a decrease in the number of collisions compared to what we’ve been having in recent weeks,” RCMP Sergeant Rose said when asked how the week of Christmas was.

“Police certainly did work through the Christmas season, and for the most part, members were able to balance time off with their families and still ensure that we had good police coverage,” he said.


Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a female. Sgt. Rose says police did a curfew check and did not find her home at the Houston Trailer Park at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 19.


Police gave a written warning to the driver of a dark, four-door car on Highway 16 and Butler Ave. at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 20. Sgt. Rose says  police got a report of the driver’s unsafe passing and Houston was getting significant snowfall at the time. Police also directed the driver to clear the snow off their vehicle before they continued.


A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 near Morgan Road at 5 a.m. Dec .21. Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured, the moose was gone, and the vehicle had an estimated $5,000-worth of damage. Police served the driver a ticket as he was violating court conditions.


Someone significantly damaged the Christmas decorations of a home in the 1900-block of Sullivan Way Dec. 21. Sgt. Rose says the damage was estimated at $300, the person responsible was identified, and they apologized to the home-owner and reimbursed the cost of repairs.


A vehicle slid off of Highway 16 two kilometres east of Topley at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Sgt. Rose said the driver was not injured and reported the crash was due to icy conditions, and the vehicle damage was minimal.


Police did a vehicle check on Kanada Ave. after seeing the driver leaning outside with the door open at 11:20 p.m. Dec. 23. Sgt. Rose says police detected marijuana, detained the occupants, searched the vehicle and found 5.5 grams of marijuana. Due to the small amount, both occupants were released and no charges were laid.


Police got report of a disturbance, a male and female arguing on 10th Street, at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 24. Sgt. Rose says police found that no offence was committed and given the history of the two, directed one to stay elsewhere for the night.


At 9 a.m. Dec. 25, police arrested a female after getting report of an unwanted guest at a home on 11th Street. Sgt. Rose says the female was intoxicated and in breach of court conditions, and also had an unendorsed arrest warrant from a previous breach. She was lodged in cells to face charges later in the week.


Police arrested a male for assaulting a female in the Ambassador Trailer Court at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 25. Sgt. Rose says the female had minor injuries and the male was released to face charges in court in January.


Police got a request to check on several children left unsupervised at a home on Pearson Road at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 26. Sgt. Rose says police found several children left in the care of the oldest, who was under 16, while the guardians went out. Police contacted the Ministry of Children and Families and two social workers took custody of the children.


Police arrested a female for assault with a weapon at a home on Butler Ave. at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 26. Sgt. Rose says the female was also treated at the Hospital for self-inflicted wounds and will face charges in Houston court in January.


Police arrested a male recognized for having an arrest warrant on Butler Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 27. Sgt. Rose says the male was also breaching curfew and alcohol conditions. The male was held for court where he will face three breach charges.


Police are working to arrest a male for assault on Hagman Cres. at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 27. Sgt. Rose says the female victim was taken to the hospital for assessment.


In the past eight days, police have dealt with four other traffic complaints, two bylaw complaints, one abandoned 9-1-1 call, and one false alarm.


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