RCMP deal with vehicle accidents and minor thefts

Police were busy last week dealing with minor thefts, vehicle collisions, arrest warrants.

Police got a report June 14 at 3:49 p.m. that a vehicle hit a bear on Highway 16 at Perow Loop.

Sgt. Rose says the driver and passenger were not injured, and the bear took off into the trees, but the damage to the vehicle was over $1,000.

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Police got a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on Hagan Street in Granisle at 10:42 p.m. June 15.

Sgt. Rose says police talked to the victim and a witness and arrested a male for assault, lodging him in cells until sober.

The male will appear in court in Houston Aug. 19.

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Police got a report June 17 at 4:04 p.m. of an accident on Highway 16 near Montgomery Road.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle hit a deer at 6 a.m. that morning, but neither the driver or passenger were injured and the deer ran into the trees.

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Arrest warrants were issued for three Houston residents for failing to appear in court on June 17.

Sgt. Rose says police are continuing efforts to locate and arrest them.

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At 8:37 a.m. June 18, police got a report of a vehicle that had been rifled through sometime overnight in the Ambassador Trailer Park, but Sgt. Rose says nothing was stolen.

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Police got a report at 11:17 a.m. June 18 of a theft from a vehicle parked at a home on 13th Street.

Sgt. Rose says two pairs of sunglasses were stolen from the unlocked vehicle, and police have no  suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Sgt. Rose reminds people to lock their doors and not leave valuables visible in their vehicle.

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Police got a report of a suspicious male dumpster diving behind several local businesses at 11:20 a.m. June 18.

Sgt. Rose says police identified the male and referred him to the Ministry of Children and Families to follow up with him and his guardian.

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Police got a tip about a missing person from Coquitlam at 12:53 p.m. June 18.

Sgt. Rose says a local resident saw a global news story and then contacted police with information about the missing person.

Police passed the tip on to the investigators at the Coquitlam RCMP, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose reminds the public that if they have information about a crime in another jurisdiction, they can report it to the local RCMP, who will ensure the information gets to the right investigators.

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Police got a report at 6:44 p.m. June 18 of a theft from a home on Jarman Road.

Sgt. Rose says the report was that sometime overnight a one-horsepower Myers electric pump was stolen from someone’s well.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.