Robson Valley Regional RCMP report

Thefts continue to be a problem/Injured sledder taken to hospital/Speed and Fireworks

On April 24, 2017 the Valemount RCMP were advised that three bicycles were stolen from the local High School. The stolen property was recovered elsewhere in British Columbia. Police are investigating the matter and charges will likely be laid in the matter.

On April 27, 2017 a black Kia Sportage was observed travelling 145 km/h in a posted 100 km/h speed zone on Highway 5 south of Valemount. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle was subsequently impounded for excessive speed and contraventions of the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver received a violation ticket for excessive speeding as well.

On April 29, 2017 the McBride RCMP were advised of an injured sledder on Bell Mountain. BC Ambulance along with Search and Rescue were able to retrieve the injured male where he was transported to hospital and treated with non-life threatening injuries.

On April 29, 2017 the Valemount RCMP were advised that fireworks were being shot off just before midnight, waking residents and disturbing animals. The source of the fireworks was located at a residence in Valemount. The home owner was advised such actions could potentially be a violation of local by-laws in addition to offences in the Criminal Code should the activity persist.

On April 30, 2017 the McBride RCMP were advised of tools stolen from a local residence. Various hand tools were taken from the property. There have been various thefts in McBride and Valemount recently; The Robson Valley RCMP reminds residents to be diligent with securing their property and report any suspicious activity.

On April 30, 2017 the Valemount RCMP were advised of a vehicle accident on Blackman Rd. Police attended and located a male driver. As a result of police investigation it was determined the male was a prohibited driver Canada-wide. The male was treated for minor injuries. A quantity of marijuana was seized from the vehicle. Charges are pending against the male. Speed and alcohol are considered factors in the accident.

On May 1, 2017 the Valemount RCMP were notified of gas theft from vehicles at a local gas station. An undisclosed amount of gasoline was syphoned. This has been an on-going issue recently. The Valemount RCMP are requesting anyone with knowledge to report the incident to police or call Crime Stoppers.