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         • 911 hangup from a hotel. Patrol made and it was confirmed kids were playing with the phone. We also dealt with 5 false alarms. We appreciate that you have an alarm, however, you can’t expect us to race out and confirm it is false if you won’t answer your phone and you don’t have key holders available to check on it.

         • Members also dealt with Mental Health and Child Welfare calls during the past week.

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         An individual in one moving vehicle threw a golf ball at another moving vehicle. Unfortunately we were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Keep the golf balls on the golf course folks.

         • So you are not happy with the Police. That happens. Sometimes, well, we are human, we make mistakes, or we realize we could have handled things differently. If you have a concern let us try and resolve it. If you don’t like the manner in which we respond there is the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP. 1-800-665-6878. Trust me, we want to learn and develop to provide a better service to the communities. I am more than willing to admit we are not perfect. Social Media unfortunately is not the route to go. The “Keyboard Warriors” and those that hide behind anonymity are not benefiting society. Saying they are scared of the Police or that we will harass them is also a fallacy. First and foremost we don’t have time. If you continue to break the law or fail to comply with the rules and regulations you have to expect we will deal with you.

         • An assault occurred at a liquor establishment. The victim was satisfied with the accused getting a liquor ticket, rather than an assault charge. They were friends, then the assault and may be friends again by the time you are reading this.

         • A domestic assault resulted in the accused being arrested for the assault. Unfortunately, the victim was also arrested for impaired driving within the same short period. Samples of 140 and 150 mg% were obtained.

         • A Member was assisting Carnduff Detachment when a driver was located shortly before 11 AM. Samples of 280 mg% were obtained. This driver was to only drive a vehicle with a blow box, however, chose to drive another vehicle. They are also facing charges of driving while prohibited and remain in gaol due to their driving record.

         • A further impaired was dealt with where the driver had samples of 100/90 mg%. Don’t let the breath samples fool you. All impaired drivers are dangerous and regardless of your opinion I can state so from experience.

         • Members were dispatched to a side by side with a possible impaired driver. The driver was not impaired and received a warning for no helmet.

         • Another ATV was sought after for impaired driving, however, patrols were unsuccessful.

         • Another domestic incident resulted in the accused causing damage to property with their fist. No assault, however, charges for Mischief were warranted.

         • Someone had too much to drink and chose to take a nap . . . on the road. Previous to the arrival of the RCMP another individual took responsibility for this individual. Napping is healthy, napping on the road, not so much.

         • If you drive a semi, don’t drive it within the community of Wawota. They have a bylaw preventing this and it kind of irritating that some people think the law does not apply to them.

         • A complainant found cannabis in a room at a family member’s residence. It appears to be legally purchased, however, the individual suspected of having it is on release conditions not to possess it. Unfortunately we do not have enough to lay charges.

         • An individual called to acquire our assistance in getting their vehicle from their significant others parent’s property. The significant others parents are not happy with this. It appears the matter is civil and did not require the assistance of the RCMP.

         • We have been getting complaints of suspicious vehicles or individuals because people look different or act different. We live in a great country and immigrants make our country stronger and a better place to live. Fortunately, those that were deemed suspicious have been very cooperative with our Members and our interactions with them were very positive. Now if you fear for the safety of your children, and your children are with you, the chances are your children are safe, unless you find that you don’t trust yourself??? 

         • Members responded to a complaint of one individual threatening to kill another individual. We are now awaiting “The other side of the story” before we proceed with charges.

         An 18-foot car trailer was stolen from the Arcola area. It has checkered plate fenders and a roll of geo tech fabric on the trailer bed. Please call us if you have any information.

         • A renter failed to take care of their kitten. As much as we want to deal with the renter for not taking care of the kitten we also want them for numerous warrants. Some people that can not care for themselves should not be allowed to try and care for animals. The kitten was brought to a good home and is doing well. The individual was later located and arrested and released on their warrants. They did not ask about the kitten. tsk, tsk.

         • We patrolled for several erratic drivers and possible impaired drivers without the success we would like. That said the hunt is part of the job.

         • Buyer beware. If you order on line and don’t get what you expect, or don’t get anything at all. It is likely a civil matter. Your credit company may help you, but if it is outside of Canada there is likely nothing we could do even if we wanted to.

         • If you are travelling down a roadway and a vehicle pulls over to the side in front of you for no apparent reason don’t pass this vehicle until you look in your rear view mirror. This was the mistake one driver made as two Members were responding to a collision. As a Member tried to pass the front vehicle that pulled over the subsequent vehicle chose to “safely pass” and pull slightly into the oncoming lane. One can imagine the shock this caused to the Police Officer with emergency equipment activated that was in that lane trying to pass both vehicles. Being the seriousness of the collision was no longer that which required the immediate attendance of both Police Officers, this vehicle was pulled over and provided a ticket.

         • We continue to get calls of cattle on the highway. On one occasion it appeared as though they found their way back through the fence, on another the owner corralled the cattle and on another it appears they went “Tacticow” and hid in the tree’s and high grass on the Members.

         • Approximately 25 tickets and 30 warnings were provided over the last week.

         • Tickets were issued for cannabis in a vehicle - $360, liquor in a vehicle - $360, intoxicated in Public - $200, drive with undue care and attention - $280, cell phone $280, fail to produce drivers licence - $100, no insurance - $580, fail to wear seatbelt - $175, fail to wear approved helmet and eye wear on an ATV - $100, use licence plate on wrong vehicle - $175, fail to move to the right while approached by an emergency vehicle - $125, travelling over 60 km/hr while passing a stopped emergency vehicle - $224, and the most expensive speeding ticket was for $865. This high flyer was also charged for operating a motor vehicle while suspended and the vehicle was seized for 30 days.

         • Warnings were issued for stop sign, seatbelt, fail to produce drivers licence, fail to wear approved helmet and eye wear on an ATV, operate a motor vehicle on a highway with a learners licence, fail to produce registration, fail to display licence plate, insecure load, drive with undue care and attention, and speeding.

                  • Inspection notices were issued for inadequate headlights, inadequate brake lights, produce drivers licence and window tint.

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