Police report steady action during new year

Police dealt with a hit and run, vehicle accidents and various mischief over the beginning of the new year.

Police got report of a hit and run in the Bowling Alley parking lot at 8:06 p.m. Dec. 27. RCMP Sergeant Rose said damage was hard to detect and no charges were laid.


A snowmobile hit a vehicle on 15th Street at 2:17 p.m. Dec. 28. Sgt. Rose says the snowmobile throttle got locked open and the driver lost control and hit a parked vehicle causing minor damage. No was was injured and no charges were laid.


A vehicle hit a deer on Highway 16 near Gushwa Road at 10:18 p.m. Dec. 29. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle had minor damage, no was injured and the deer was alive until it was hit by another vehicle and killed.


A drunk female came to someone’s home in Silverthorne Trailer Court at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 30 claiming she was assaulted. Sgt. Rose says the female was taken to hospital for minor injuries and police are investigating if and by whom the assault occurred.


Police got report of mischief to the mailboxes on Barrett Station Road at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Sgt. Rose says  there was minimal damage to several locks, but police do not believe anything was stolen as the majority of the mailboxes are not used.


Police got a report of mischief on Third Street at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 31. Sgt. Rose said a male reported that a known male and female entered a trailer on his property, discharged a paintball gun, and stole some logs. The file is still under investigation and charges are expected, Sgt. Rose said.


Police got report of a break and enter into a home on Chapman Street in Granisle at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 31. Sgt. Rose says the break in occurred during the previous week, and three firearms were stolen. The file is under investigation and at this time police do not have a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Police arrested a male for assault at a home on Eagles Nest Crescent on the Tatchet Reserve at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Sgt. Rose says the male was held to appear in court Jan. 2 and was charged with assault and two counts of breach.


Police got report of a drunk male outside of a local liquor establishment at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 1. Sgt. Rose says the male was grossly intoxicated and struggling to stand up, but he was not taken into custody as he had a sober associate willing to care for him. Police directed them to depart the liquor establishment and they did so.


After talking to a group of people on Hagman Crescent at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 1, police found rye and beer abandoned behind the rear wheel of a nearby vehicle parked on the street. Sgt. Rose says police suspected it came from the group they talked to, but without evidence to prove it, they seized and destroyed the liquor.


Police got a request to check the well being of a male at a home on 14th Street at 10 a.m. Jan. 1. Sgt. Rose says police found the male and took him to hospital for observation.


Police got report of a male screaming in a home on Butler Ave. at 10:50 p.m. Jan. 1. Sgt. Rose says police talked to the male who admitted to taken a quantity of prescription drugs, and he was taken to hospital for observation.


In the past six days, police dealt with four other traffic complaints, one bylaw complaint, and one false alarm.


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