A cement truck crashed into the ditch on Highway 118 seven kilometres from Highway 16 at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18. RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose says the driver caught the soft shoulder of the road and was pulled off the road. No one was injured and the vehicle recovery led to a partial road closure for several hours.

Police report

Police dealt with traffic complaints, a bike theft, a meal theft from a local restaurant, persons intoxicated in public and mischief.

Police stopped a drunk driver on Highway 16 near the Silverthorne RV Park at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 10. Sgt. Stephen Rose says the driver failed a breath test so police served him a 90-day driving prohibition and impounded the vehicle for 30 days.


On Aug. 11, police got report that three large nails were sticking up through the root of a tree on an ATV trail near Granisle. Sgt. Rose says it was done in a way that would damage ATVs driving the trail. Police have no suspects.


A bike was stolen from outside 7-11 between 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Sgt. Rose says it was a red and white Trek mountain bike and police have no suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Police arrested and lodged a drunk male from Baggerman Crescent and one from Butler Avenue on Aug. 11. No charges were laid.


Two 18 to 20 year-old females stole meals from a local restaurant before 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Sgt. Rose says they ordered, ate and left without paying. They were not identified and police patrolled but couldn’t find them.


Police arrested and ticketed a drunk female Aug. 16. Sgt. Rose says she was arrested for being drunk in public when she was found yelling and screaming profanities across the street on Pearson Road.


Police arrested and lodged a drunk female at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Sgt. Rose says she was reported for trying to pick a fight but was not charged.


Police got report that a male shot a firearm at Sunset Lake near Topley at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Police found the suspect who had shot and killed a loon. Sgt. Rose says Conservation took over the investigation, seizing a 22-Calibre rifle. Investigation is ongoing and charges are expected for careless use of a firearm and offences against the B.C. Migratory Birds Act.


A vehicle hit a moose on Highway 16 on Hungry Hill Aug. 16. Sgt. Rose says there were no injuries, the moose lived, and there was moderate vehicle damage.


Police got report a disturbance on Highway 16 at Buck Flats Road at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. A female driving a vehicle bumped another female standing on the road talking to a passenger. The bump caused minor injuries and Sgt. Rose says police arrested and charged the driver for assault with a weapon.


Police got a number of calls between Aug. 18 and 21 about a black bear by Buck Creek between the pool and mall. Sgt. Rose says Conservation was notified and people should be aware and careful when they are in that area.


In the last 14 days, police have dealt with seven 9-1-1 calls, five bylaw complaints, fifteen traffic complaints, and three false alarms.


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