RCMP tows abandoned vehicles

A vehicle was towed under municipality Bylaw 331, which prevents vehicles from parking on a roadway in a way that blocks snow plows.

A blue 2003 PT Cruiser was stolen from outside of a home on Nadina Way between midnight and 1 p.m. on Dec. 1, said RCMP Sgt. Stephen Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the keys had been left inside the car and police have no suspects and have not recovered the vehicle.

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

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An abandoned, unlicensed and uninsured vehicle was towed from Pearson Road and Hagman Crescent last week Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was covered in a foot and half of snow, and blocked the road from being cleared by district snow plowers when it was towed under the municipality Bylaw 331, which prevents vehicles from parking on a roadway in such a way that blocks snow clearing efforts.

According to Bylaw 331 any vehicles parked on a municipal right of way between Oct. 15 and April 15, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. may be towed at the owners expense.

Sgt. Rose encourages people to park off the roadway, especially during snowfall, so that snow plows are not blocked.

“Otherwise people may come out to discover their vehicle missing,” said Sgt. Rose.

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A 33 year old man was arrested last week Monday at the 2035 Sullivan Way apartment’s for assaulting his girlfriend while carrying a knife, Sgt. Rose said.

Sgt. Rose says RCMP received a call about a domestic dispute and arrested the man, charging him with common assault and assault with a weapon.

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Last Wednesday at 3 p.m., an eagle fight on the Highway 16 roadside near Barret Hat resulted in a collision, killing an eagle that took flight just as a truck was driving past, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the front end of the truck, the grill and a headlight were damaged in the accident, but the driver was uninjured.

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A moose was also hit and killed last Wednesday night near the Houston golf course just east of town, but the driver was uninjured except a few small cuts from the broken windshield, Sgt. Rose said.

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RCMP responded to an accident on Dec. 1 where a vehicle hit a deer just after midnight, Sgt. Rose said.

That same day at 3:30 a.m., a vehicle was found in the ditch on Highway 16 near Walcott Road, and the driver and occupants were later located at 7-11, said Sgt. Rose.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was impounded and the driver issued a 24 hour driver prohibition, for speeding relative to conditions and having too many passengers for their class seven licence.

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RCMP found another abandoned vehicle last Wednesday at 7:40 a.m., at Kanata Avenue and Frontage Road.

Sgt. Rose says the vehicle had been driven into the ditch overnight, but the back of the vehicle was sticking into the intersection blocking traffic when it was towed.

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Last Thursday, Houston RCMP, along with all Canadian government buildings, had their flags half mast for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

 

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