The Week On The Beat

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 186 calls to service over the week of Monday, April 20 to Sunday, April 26.

  • Apr. 28, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Arne Petryshen

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 186 calls to service over the week of Monday, April 20 to Sunday, April 26. Sgt. Jay Wessel gave the police report this week.

April 20

10:46 a.m. A quantity of found crack cocaine was brought in to the police detachment.

11:55 a.m. A report of suspicious circumstances was reported. It is under investigation.

12:39 p.m. A caller reported a dog in distress. The dog was left in the hot interior of a vehicle with no owner around. When police arrived the vehicle was gone. Sgt. Wessel reminds people to be considerate of animals as the temperatures increase.

1:31 p.m. There was a report of excessive speeding on 7th Street South. Police increased traffic enforcement in that part of town. RCMP will also be stepping up traffic enforcement for the summer and increasing visibility.

2:00 p.m. An assault was reported. Police attended and it is under investigation. The parties involved were known to each other.

2:22 p.m. An attempted theft of an ATV was reported. The complainant did not know when it had occurred, but the ATV had been moved as well as some parts on a truck.

2:41 p.m. A report of people smoking marijuana on the caller’s front yard.

4:06 p.m. A suspicious male was reported.

4:15 a.m. An assault was reported. The person was known to the caller. Police attended and charges are pending.

April 21

4:13 a.m. A domestic dispute was reported. Police attended and it is under investigation.

9:57 a.m. A three vehicle collision occurred on Industrial Road No. 1 near the school board office. There were no injuries.

1:13 p.m. Police received a report of an unsecured dog. The caller reported that they were driving behind a pick up truck when a dog jumped out of the back. The caller said they almost crashed trying to avoid the dog. Police could not initially find the vehicle or dog, but upon checking at local vet clinics, it did turn up. However, the owner of the dog had had it leashed and it had gotten loose. The dog was treated and released.

3:02 p.m. Police attended and assisted fire crews at a house fire.

April 22

12:01 a.m. A caller reported a break and enter in progress. A male was trying to open vehicle doors in the area of 1st Street South. Police located and apprehended the man for break and enter. Charges have been forwarded to Crown council.

8:11 a.m. A mischief to vehicle was reported. The vehicle was parked downtown overnight and had damage to the steering wheel column.

9:56 a.m. A historical sexual assault was reported. Historical means that it is not recent.

10:08 a.m. Two vehicle collision occurred on 24th Avenue South. There were no injuries.

10:36 a.m. A second mischief to vehicle was reported. This time it was the passenger side mirror that was damaged some time overnight.

11:04 a.m. A caller reported that a break and enter had occurred overnight at a residence outside of Cranbrook. Some windows were broken, beer and pop cans were left lying around and the bed had been used. The matter is under investigation.

11:56 a.m. Report of threats through Facebook.

8:54 p.m. Report of domestic dispute. Charges are pending.

April 23

2:38 a.m. Report of a sexual assault. Police spoke with the victim in hospital. It is under investigation.

9:33 a.m. Single vehicle rollover occurred at the rest area about six kilometres east of Cranbrook on Highway 3/93. The driver fell asleep and drifted across the highway and entered the ditch, suffering minor injuries. The driver was taken to hospital and also received a violation ticket for driving without due care and attention.

11:31 a.m. Police responded to a minor collision near the Wardner Bridge after the two drivers had exited their vehicles and were fighting each other. The driver in the second vehicle had been following closely behind the first vehicle and then tried to pass on the right shoulder, but ended up hitting the other vehicle. There were no injuries. The driver that tried to pass was issued with a violation ticket for passing on the right.

1:12 p.m. A report of threats over texting.

April 24

1:43 p.m. A caller reported a threat complaint. It is under investigation.

5:47 p.m. A disturbance was reported. A person was evicted from a hotel, but refused to leave. Police responded and arrested the individual, who was intoxicated, and the person was lodged in a cell until sober.

9:43 p.m. Paramedics asked for police assistance to help deal with a possible overdose call. However upon attending, alcohol was found to be involved. The person was taken to hospital for treatment.

11:43 p.m. Police received multiple complaints around this time of a loud party on 1st Street South.

April 25

12:53 a.m. Mischief was reported to a business downtown on Baker Street. According to the report, some youths had broken a window of a business. When police arrived the youths were gone and could not be located.

2:45 a.m. An officer on patrol pulled over a vehicle that had been driving irregularly. The vehicle was seen signalling left, then turning right. The vehicle then veered towards the curb before straightening back out. The officer stopped the vehicle and noted a strong odour of alcohol. The driver failed the roadside screening and was issued a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was impounded.

4:43 a.m. An individual was reported lying in the middle of King Street and Pinewood Avenue. Police arrived and found that the person was conscious and intoxicated. He had crashed on his bike and was taken to hospital.

11:25 a.m. A game camera was reported stolen from a 12-foot high pole. It had been stolen overnight from the Jimsmith Lake Road.

1:18 p.m. A three vehicle collision occurred on Cranbrook Street North and Victoria Avenue. There were no injuries, but one of the drivers was issued with a violation ticket for following too closely.

9:37 p.m. A domestic dispute was reported in progress. Police attended and it is under investigation.

9:38 p.m. Police responded to a report that a youth had sprayed bear spray in a residence. The youth was arrested for assault with a weapon. The matter is under investigation.

April 26

6:30 a.m. A domestic dispute in progress was reported. Police responded. They were met by a male with injuries to his face. A female was arrested and held to go in before a judge in the morning. She was charged with assault, mischief and breach of conditions.