CP police seek culprits after placed debris causes damage

A CP train was required to make an emergency stop after it a piece of rail that was placed across the tracks near Sparwood.

  • Dec. 19, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The Canadian Pacific Police Service is investigating an incident in the Elk Valley region and is looking for anyone with information to come forward.

On Nov. 12, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. in Sparwood, B.C., a CP train was required to make an emergency stop after it made contact with a six-foot piece of rail that was placed across the tracks.

This deliberate act of mischief resulted in damage to CP equipment and railway infrastructure and temporarily halted traffic on our rail line in this region. This incident could have resulted in more serious consequences in the surrounding community and personal injury.

CP Police Service along with local law enforcement are looking for the public’s help to solve this crime and prevent these types of actions from occurring in the future. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, we ask that they contact one of the following numbers, Canadian Pacific Police Control Center at 1-800-716-9132, Elk Valley RCMP at 1-250-425-6233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Just Posted

One injured in Cranbrook stabbing

Shortly before midnight, Cranbrook RCMP were called to a report of a… Continue reading

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

Council, Morrison Sub residents to set up working committee

Kimberley City Council hosted a Committee of the Whole meeting at Centennial… Continue reading

Broken backpacks and beaver fever; a Purcell adventure

Written by Steve Tersmette Photos by Steve Tersmette and Shawn Emmett On… Continue reading

News recap: top news stories in Kimberley

A quick recap of the top news stories in Kimberley this week

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

Most Read