Submitted by Cpl. Jason Nash/Valemount Detachment

Robson Valley RCMP Report - July 18

  • Information Wanted: Valemount Break & Enter Arrest
  • Overlander Falls Fatality
  • Fire Ban Violation Fine


Break and Enter suspect seized

Robson Valley RCMP Report - July 18

On June 29 Valemount RCMP were called to a residence on Starview Road for a break and enter.  Members of the Valemount RCMP had already attended the location earlier in the day for suspicious activity. Upon returning a male was located walking back to the residence and arrested. Members remained on scene for some time and continued patrols when a vehicle related to the suspicious activity reported previously returned. A member of the Valemount RCMP attempted to stop the black Oldsmobile Alero but it fled on Loseth Road. The male driver continued on Loseth Road at such a high rate of speed that he was unable to negotiate the intersection and sailed across Highway 5, coming to rest in the southbound ditch. The male driver was subsequently arrested, and the vehicle seized and impounded.

Further investigation revealed the driver of the Alero was also involved in the break and enter.  As such police located a second vehicle and trailer which appeared to contain stolen items. These were also seized and impounded. The two males were remanded until a later date to appear in court. The residence sustained substantial damage as a result of the incident, and Valemount RCMP are asking anyone with further information to contact the detachment (250) 566-4466 or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Fatal accident at Overlander Falls

On June 30 Valemount RCMP received a report that a male had fallen into the river at Overlander Falls, near Mount Robson. Robson Valley Search and Rescue were mobilized and an aerial search located the unresponsive male approximately 300 feet from where he fell in. With assistance from trained swift water rescue members the deceased was extricated and brought to BC Ambulance attendants waiting on scene and pronounced dead. It was later learnt the male had ventured outside the fenced portion of the viewing area and too close to the water’s edge.

Fine for violation of fire ban

On July 12 Valemount RCMP were notified by a passing motorist of a male lighting a fire at the Albreda Pit Road pullout. It was well publicized in the media that there was a province wide fire ban in place. Members patrolled to the area and located a male and an active fire. The fire was extinguished and the male served a violation ticket for lighting a fire against restriction which is a $1125 fine.

Robson Valley RCMP Report - July 18
Robson Valley RCMP Report - July 18