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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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