The Week on The Beat

Cranbrook RCMP responded to 159 calls for service from April 13 to 19.

  • Apr. 22, 2015 1:00 p.m.

April 13

11:09 a.m. Vandalism to railway equipment was reported.

11:53 a.m. The theft of a prescription from a purse at a business was reported.

11:57 a.m. An individual reported receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown number and unknown person.

12:08 p.m. Vandalism to a vehicle was reported on the 300 block of 9th Avenue South. The vandalism occurred overnight. The vehicle was scratched with a key.

1:03 p.m. Abandoned 911 call. Police attended and found that a window at the residence had been broken. An individual was arrested for vandalism.

2:39 p.m. A report of an assault lead police to arrest an individual on the charge. Alcohol was involved.

4:00 p.m. A possible impaired driver was reported. The vehicle was a white Grand Am that cut off the complainant and was driving erratically. Police located the vehicle, which was parked, and spoke with the registered owner. There was no further evidence of impairment.

7:10 p.m. A caller reported a purple scooter was stolen from their vehicle sometime overnight on the 400 block of 22nd Avenue South.

April 14

3:28 a.m. An assault was reported. The subject had gone to the hospital and asked for police assistance to report they’d been assaulted.

9:17 a.m. A vehicle was seen speeding through a school zone.

1:45 p.m. A caller reported seeing a suspicious person in their vehicle outside of a local business. Police attended and when asked the person said they were only using the free wifi in the area.

6:39 p.m. A breach of court order conditions was reported — the complainant saw the subject in a place they were not supposed to be under the court order.

April 15

12:08 a.m. Alberta RCMP contacted the Cranbrook detachment about a local that had been contacting someone in Alberta by text against a no-contact order. The individual was arrested and kept in custody until a court appearance in the morning.

4:50 a.m. Police looked into an audible alarm that had been triggered. It turned out that the door at the location had not been properly secured and it appeared that there had not been a break and enter.

1:10 p.m. An individual reported finding a bag containing a white powder. The bag is being dusted for fingerprints and if any are found, the substance will be tested to see if it is drugs.

2:08 p.m. Vandalism to a vehicle was reported. The vehicle was parked on the 2300 block of 3rd Street North and had its tires slashed.

3:32 p.m. A report of a phone scam — the caller purported to be offering a free night’s stay at the Marriott in exchange for credit card information.

4:22 p.m. An individual was seen urinating on a local business. The person got into a blue Chevy Suburban with gold trim.

April 16

8:14 a.m. A local business reported that two PS4 video game consoles were stolen. Police are looking at surveillance.

8:42 a.m. A caller reported seeing two people grabbing at items blowing in the wind. The items turned out to be bills floating around in the air. The person later thought it was suspicious and reported it.

9:41 a.m. Report of lost jewelry.

10:56 a.m. An iPhone was reported stolen from a change room at the high school.

11:07 a.m. Police responded to an assault reported from a local business. The owner and a customer got into an argument and the customer tried to kick the owner. The suspect had left and the owner did not want to pursue charges.

11:44 a.m. An individual reported that a phone scammer had defrauded them out of $300. The scammer purported to be from a computer repair company wanting to remove a virus.

12:08 p.m. A caller reported that their email had been hacked and financial information, as well as cash from the caller’s bank account, had been stolen.

1:31 p.m. Report of a sexual assault. The complainant and suspect were known to each other.

April 17

10:18 p.m. A male was reported to be lying face down on a lawn. Police checked on him and he was fine — just taking a rest.

12:14 p.m. A possible impaired driver was seen driving into Cranbrook. The blue Dodge came in from the west and is registered in Creston. The information was passed to Creston RCMP.

1:11 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen from a jacket at the library.

4:04 p.m. Police went to talk to a student at a local school after inappropriate images were found on the student’s phone.

5:50 p.m. Another individual reported the Marriott free night stay phone scam.

11:07 p.m. An erratic driver was reported in a white pickup truck. The truck was seen speeding, passing and cutting people off on the way to Moyie. Police located the vehicle there and spoke to the individual. A small amount of marijuana was seized.

10:32 p.m. Vandalism to a vehicle was reported. The vandalism had occurred in the past hour and a half as the vehicle was parked on the 1700 block of 2nd Street North.

April 18

1:58 a.m. Police looked into an alarm at a local business and found signs of a break and enter. The matter is under investigation.

12:05 p.m. A caller reported that a cat was caught in a cat trap. Police and the SPCA attended and released the feline. The owner of the property said they had not placed the trap and the SPCA seized it.

12:12 p.m. A car was vandalized with a rock on the 100 block of 17th Avenue South.

1:28 p.m. A caller reported an individual running naked down the street. The individual was located and apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

2:40 p.m. A report came in about a possible impaired driver in a Chevy Malibu. Police located the vehicle driving, but it attempted to evade police. When police managed to pull the person over they determined he was impaired. The person resisted arrest and fought with police. He also had no drivers licence and was issued with a roadside prohibition as well as a driving suspension and a charge of refusing to provide a breath sample and resisting arrest.

April 19

12:30 a.m. An intoxicated person was seen crawling along the roadside. Police attended and lodged the person in a cell until they were sober.

8:20 a.m. A vehicle fire was reported on the Wycliffe road. It was not deemed suspicious in nature.

11:40 a.m. Vandalism was reported at a local elementary school. The fence had been damaged.

2:08 p.m. A caller reported that someone had created a fictitious account in their name and was soliciting drugs.

2:45 p.m. Vandalism to a vehicle was reported. It included graffiti and was parked on the 100 block of 17th Avenue South.

10:16 p.m. A found bike was turned in. The bike is a green and black Avico Freak BMX.

10:23 p.m. An officer pulled over a vehicle for no taillights. The vehicle turned out to have no insurance and the wrong licence plates. The driver was charged for no insurance and misuse of plates.

Cranbrook Daily Townsman