RCMP and Lakes District Maintenance handed out winter driving pamphlets at the bridge at a Houston roadblock Wednesday morning.

Police report man sentenced to 14 days jail

A drunk male tried to flee, but was caught, held in custody, charged for obstructing a police officer, and sentenced to 14 days in jail.

A vehicle hit a deer on Highway 16 and Morgan Road at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 25.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t injured, the deer walked away, and there was only minor damage.


Police issued a 90-day driving prohibition for impaired driving on Highway 16 between Idylwild Motor Inn and Sullivan Motors at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 26.

Sgt. Rose says the driver, who failed breath samples, drove into the ditch, and the vehicle was impounded by police for seven days.


Police helped Ambulance at a home in the 2600-block of Highway 16 at 4:46 p.m. Oct. 26.

Sgt. Rose says they did CPR on a female, but she died.

The death was deemed not suspicious and turned over to B.C. Coroners Service.


Police arrested a male on Perish Road at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 26.

Sgt. Rose says the drunk male, allegedly involved in an argument with a female partner, tried to flee when  police moved to arrest him for breach.

The male was held in custody, charged for obstructing a police officer, and sentenced to 14 days in jail.


Police arrested a female wandering Perish Road at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 26.

Sgt. Rose says she was under the legal drinking age, and when a guardian couldn’t be found, police lodged her in cells until sober.

Police charged her for being drunk in public and contracted the Ministry of Children and Families to speak with those involved.


A vehicle rolled over on Highway 16 five kilometres east of Houston at 4:33 a.m. Oct. 27.

Sgt. Rose says the driver and occupant were not injured, and allegedly slippery roads were a factor in the crash.


Police arrested a male for bring drunk in public at the Foulton River fish hatchery at 5:05 a.m. Oct. 27.

Sgt. Rose says the male was lodged in cells until sober.


Police arrested a drunk male, drunk and consuming alcohol in public, at 3:34 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Ambassador trailer park.

Sgt. Rose says the make was ticketed for being drunk in public and consuming alcohol in public.


Police got report of a suspicious person looking in windows at 2035 Sullivan Way at 1:36 a.m. Oct. 29.

Sgt. Rose says the report was delayed and no description was given to police, so though police did patrols, they were unable to find someone.

Sgt. Rose says it’s very important that such calls are made immediately and that a person gives a description of the offender as best as possible.


Police arrested a male for assault with a weapon, uttering threats and breach on Eagle Nest Crescent in the Tatchet reserve.

Sgt. Rose says the male threatened another male with a baseball bat and threatened to damage the home, and he is being held in custody until court.


In the past seven days police responded to three abandoned 9-1-1 calls, four bylaw complaints, and four traffic-related incidents.


Police had extra officers on shift for the Halloween festivities and made themselves visible.

“We’re very happy to report that there were no incidents,” said Sgt. Rose.








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