Kimberley RCMP have busy Christmas Eve and day

Cpl. Chris Newel says members kept busy with ten calls for service in just over 24 hours

  • Dec. 29, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Christmas day can be hard on emergency services personnel. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day and as such can’t be with their families. Also the types of calls can be troubling. Kimberley RCMP responded to ten calls for service starting Christmas Eve and through Christmas Day.

Dec 24

6:46 pm commercial building alarm, false

8:15 pm, a domestic dispute between boyfriend and girlfriend, alcohol involved, the incident is still under investigation but one person was arrested.

9:34 pm, domestic dispute between husband and wife, alcohol involved, one subject arrested for assault.

Dec 25

3:05 am, domestic dispute, alcohol involved one subject in possession of a sword upon police arrival. Police ordered him to drop the sword and he was arrested. The incident is still under investigation but weapons charges are pending.

4:05 am, commercial building alarm, false

8:46 am, a person appeared in distress near the ski hill, ski patrol assessed the person and found he was ok

1:03 pm, a young child found wandering the streets, safely returned home

2:23 pm, commercial building alarm, false

5:11 pm, person found deceased in their home, police and coroner attended death is not deemed suspicious.

11:00 pm, dispute between neighbors, alcohol involved.

It’s unfortunate that the alcohol seems to be the catalyst in the incidents that resulted in arrests.

Kimberley RCMP would like to wish you a Happy New Year.