A vehicle skidded off the road and rolled three times by Highway 16 just east of Topley at 10:50 p.m. Dec. 15. Sgt. Rose said the occupants were not injured and vehicle had significant damage. The driver reported that they put on the brakes and skidded off the road after being blinded by a passing vehicle that didn't dim their lights.

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Police responded to ten collisions in seven days and Sgt. Rose reminds drivers to slow down in the icy winter conditions.

Police got report of a hit and run in the mall parking lot at 12:52 p.m. Dec. 13. RCMP Sgt. Rose said there was a dent in the door and the passenger mirror was damaged. The case is still under investigation.


Police broke up a fight at a liquor establishment at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 13. Sgt. Rose says it was consensual fight and neither wanted to pursue charges.


A vehicle hit the ditch 10 km east of Houston on Highway 16, at 9:05 a.m. Dec. 14. Sgt. Rose says the damage cost $5,000, no one was injured and no charges were laid. The driver reported that he crashed because of icy roads.


A vehicle crashed off Highway 16 at Buck Flats Road at 9:57 a.m. Dec. 14. Sgt. Rose says the occupants were not injured, there was no visible damage, roads were very slippery and no charges were laid.


A vehicle slid off the icy Highway 16 near Six Mile Hill at 10:38 a.m. Dec. 14. Sgt. Rose says the three occupants were not injured, they had winter tires, and the damage was $2,500.


A vehicle hit the ditch off Highway 16 near Topley at 12 p.m. Dec. 14. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t injured, had winter tires and ran off the road because of the icy conditions.


A vehicle hit a moose 4 km south of Granisle on Highway 118 at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle had minor damage, no one was injured, and the moose ran off.


A pickup hit the ditch off Highway 16 at Meanwhile Road at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 15. Sgt. Rose said the truck has significant damage, the driver had a minor injury and the passengers were not injured.


A vehicle hit a deer at Highway 16 near Hungry Hill at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 15. Sgt. Rose says damage was minimal and the driver was not injured.


Police issued a ticket to a driver with expired insurance on Highway 16 near Copeland Ave. Sgt. Rose says police also served the driver a five-month driving prohibition that was listed on his record. The vehicle was towed.


Police arrested a drunk male arguing with a female behind the Houston Bowling Alley  at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 16. Sgt. Rose says the male was also charged for possession of stolen property as he had a brand new pair of runners stolen from a business in the Houston mall.


Police arrested a drunk male on Butler Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Dec .16. Sgt. Rose says the male was stumbling around and urinated on a public garbage can, so he was lodged in cells until sober and will be issued a violation ticket for being drunk in public.


Police arrested a female breaching conditions with a male she was not to be in contact with at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 16. She will face three counts of breach, Sgt. Rose said.


On Dec. 17, police got three arrest warrants for males who failed to attend court. Sgt. Rose says police arrested one of the males Dec. 19 and they are seeking to find and arrest the other two.


Police arrested a male under an arrest warrant at the Tatchet Reserve on Dec. 18. The male will face breach charges in early January.


Two vehicles collided on Highway 16 at Hungry Hill Way at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 18. Sgt. Rose says a driver failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle when they pulled out of a driveway. Both vehicles were damaged, no one was injured, but Sgt. Rose says charges are expected against the driver who failed to yield.


Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a female who was not found when police checked her curfew compliance at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 19, Sgt. Rose said.


In the past seven days, police dealt with five abandoned 9-1-1 calls, five other traffic complaints, two false alarms and one bylaw complaint.


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