RCMP and border services make Houston arrest

RCMP and Canada Border Services arrested a male in Houston because of passport issues, and flew him to Vancouver for immigration hearing.

Houston RCMP were contacted by the Canada Border Services Agency from the Vancouver Airport on March 1 to follow up on an international visitor that was believed to be in Houston.

Sgt. Rose says the CBSA learned of the alleged Houston visitor through an interview with an international passenger who had just arrived in Canada and was denied access by the CBSA.

Through the interview, CBSA learned of a second person who had entered Canada 10 to 14 days earlier and was allegedly staying in Houston, said Sgt. Rose.

Last Friday, Houston RCMP & CBSA arrested the male at a residence in Houston without incident and flew him to Vancouver on Saturday for an immigration hearing due to issues with his passport.

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RCMP are investigating a hit and run that happened in the 7-11 parking lot at 3:45 p.m. March 1.

Sgt. Rose says a blue Ford Toris loaded with four males had hit a vehicle in the parking lot and left before RCMP arrived.

RCMP are still investigating to identify the driver and 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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A loaded logging truck hit an empty lumber truck on Morice FSR last week Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Sgt. Rose says no one was injured in the crash, the trucks had only minor damage, including one broken window, and no charges have been laid yet as RCMP are still investigating the accident.

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RCMP were called at 10 a.m. March 4 about an assault in the local 7-11 store.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP talked to the male victim and two witnesses when they arrived, but the female suspect had already left.

RCMP are working to locate and arrest the suspected female, said Sgt. Rose.

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RCMP were called at 5:30 p.m. March 3 about a fight happening at 2035 Sullivan Way.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP attended, talked to several people and found that those involved were under the influence of alcohol and had agreed to fight.

One of them was arrested for being drunk in a public place and was lodged in cells until sober, Sgt. Rose said.

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RCMP were called about a disturbance at 2035 Sullivan Way on March 4 at 2:30 a.m., said Sgt, Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP arrested a drunk male in breach of court conditions, lodged him in cells until sober and released with promise to appear in court April 18.

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RCMP on patrol observed an intoxicated male near the Houston mall at 3:30 p.m. March 4, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the male was significantly intoxicated, unable to care for himself so RCMP arrested him for being drunk in a public place and lodged him in cells until sober.

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RCMP stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 16 by Morgan Road at 10:30 p.m. March 3, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP smelled alcohol when speaking to the driver and demanded a roadside screen which the driver failed.

The driver was issued a 90 day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days, Sgt. Rose said.

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At 2:30 a.m. March 3, RCMP stopped a driver on Kanada Avenue for failing to dim their headlights, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP smelled alcohol when talking to the driver, and after the driver failed the roadside screen they were issued 90 day roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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RCMP were called about an accident on Buck Flats Road just before 10 a.m. March 1, said Sgt. Rose.

He says the driver had allegedly hit ice near Lund Road and wound up in the ditch, but was not injured in the crash.

The vehicle was towed because of damage, Sgt. Rose added.

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A vehicle hit a deer on Highway 16 at Anderson Road at 7 p.m. March 2, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured, the vehicle had minor damage and the deer took off into the trees.

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February stats

Houston RCMP participated in a B.C. RCMP initiative targeting distracting driving last February.

RCMP Sgt. Rose says that during the month RCMP issued 23 violation tickets, 28 warnings, two 24 hour driving prohibitions and one 90 day driving prohibition, which is slightly higher than the usual monthly average.

Sgt. Rose says approximately half of those violations were for distracted driving, and none of them were for impaired driving or prohibited drivers.

 

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