This week we returned to dealing with false alarms and we responded to three of them. We just about made it without any accidental 911 calls, however, we had three on the last day of the reporting period.
We had a report of wolves or coyotes howling in town and possibly following someone. It seems even the wildlife is moving to town. Members confirmed howling could be heard.
So your neighbours dog growls at you. I am guessing it does not like you, maybe it does not like anyone. Growling dogs are not an issue that the Police need to know about, unless, your neighbour transforms into a werewolf - nope, that would be a wolf, not a dog.
We are investigating allegations of assault involving an intoxicated individual. The complainant wanted us to know about it, get our help, however, apparently not do anything. We can confirm we know about it, tried to help and we are continuing to investigate at this time.
We had several attempted break and enters and break and enters. Our investigations are continuing. We may have some evidence to be analyzed by our Forensic Identification Section.
Some people can get so jealous. If you are in a relationship you may wish to stop communicating with your ex, or even with certain people of the same gender. That can cause jealousy, which is not a Criminal Offence and not a Policing matter, however, many people think it is.
We had two individuals get into an altercation. Apparently they were fighting over puppies. After conducting a dogged investigation we found no charges were warranted.
If we put someone on conditions of no contact with an individual or individuals and those individuals choose to have contact with the accused. Well, we probably will not lay charges. That said if the accused causes problems or garners our attention we could lay charges.
So you are being followed on Social Media and you feel bothered by this. Unfortunately, this is not a policing issue. Block the individual or individuals and if you feel they may come to your residence, lock the doors and get a security system or video system.
We had a report of some after market tires being stolen. This could have happened any time over the winter. This limits our investigational avenues, however, it does not stop us from investigating.
We attended an altercation at a residence caused by at least one individual abusing substances. This individual was subsequently transported to the hospital, then to cells and released the following day without charges.
We had a responsible individual report others trying to operate a motor vehicle while impaired. The responsible individual took the keys, however, the intoxicated individuals were now causing further troubles. We took custody of all three and provided them individual rooms to rest and stay out of trouble. This ensured they would not drive.
I must say our “rooms” lack comfort. They do have a toilet and sink combo, and two benches. Sometimes you may get a real uncomfortable mattress, and if you are lucky a rough blanket. I don’t think any of this helps us get a good rating on those travel sites.
We received a third hand report about an intoxicated individual that may be involved in something quite serious. A patrol was made and the individual was intoxicated, but not doing anything wrong, illegal or concerning. We would rather confirm this immediately than get a report much later so a win, win for everyone I guess.
We are investigating a complaint of cattle not being cared for properly.
We had an individual arrested and lodged for public intoxication. They were found in a playground, apparently trying to relive their childhood?
We had an individual raise concerns over the fact these reports don’t show both sides of the story. We are human and we too make mistakes. Such as when a Member got stuck when he mistook a snowmobile trail for an access road while going to assist another vehicle that also made that same mistake. We don’t try and hide these events. It is actually very difficult to do so, being we generally drive fully marked vehicles with lights and with everyone carrying a cell phone and with Social Media, these things get out there. I will endeavour to put the lighter side of our job in this article more often.
Members attended to an argument after a minor collision. We ended the argument by arresting the one driver who subsequently provided samples of 290 mg % and 300 mg% (Legal limit is 80) This individual was lodged until the following morning.
A few days later Members responded to a report of an impaired driver and located the vehicle and arrested the driver who provided samples of 210 mg%. This driver was also lodged and released the following morning. Thank you to the callers that reported this driver.
Both individuals were photographed, fingerprinted and issued paperwork compelling them to court and restricting their ability to operate a motor vehicle. Their vehicles were also seized for 60 days being their alcohol levels were over twice the legal limit.
An individual was stopped for speeding and they ended up getting a 72 hour suspension after they provided a sample of their breath into an approved screening device.
We had another report of an impaired driver, however, when we located the vehicle it was parked and the suspected occupants were in a residence. Being we could not identify the driver we were unable to arrest and charge anyone. We still appreciated the call.
I have recently given some talks to the youth in several schools about safe driving and the laws as they relate to traffic safety. During these talks I get many questions. How many points does someone lose if they get a certain ticket. “I don’t know, because I don’t care” How much does the towing company charge for storage. “I don’t know, because I don’t care” Well I care a little bit, but not enough to find out.
If you choose to drive without a licence and get caught you will likely find yourself owing SGI $150. If you choose to continue driving without a licence SGI will likely choose to put an impound flag on your licence which means any vehicle you are caught operating will be seized for 30 days. Oh, yes, you will also get the $150 ticket. This happened over the last week.
It appears someone drove into Built for Life and damaged the building. This is less of a big deal if you report it. We are now investigating.
Tickets were issued for fail to stop at stop sign - $230, fail to produce registration certificate - $100, unregistered motor vehicle -$580, operate a motor vehicle without a valid licence - $150, use licence plates on wrong vehicle - $175, and most expensive speeding ticket was for $210.
Warnings were issued for speeding, excessive damage to windshield, inadequate licence plate light, fail to stop at stop sign, and fail to wear seatbelt.
Inspection notices were issued for removing window tint, broken tail light, inadequate head light, no tail lights, and inadequate day time running lights.