RCMP Report: Sign sends wrong message for youths

Sicamous police received a report of youths sitting on the side of the highway holding a sign with the words, “Honk and we drink.”

  • May. 1, 2013 5:00 p.m.

  1. On April 21, at 4:30 p.m., Sicamous police received a report of youths sitting on the side of the highway holding a sign with the words, “Honk and we drink.” Officers had the youths take down their sign and move back indoors.

• April 15, 11:33 a.m., report of lost validation tag from licence plate.

• April 15, 1:17 p.m., a blue semi carrying steel was speeding and cut off another vehicle.

• April 15, 5 p.m., a white chevy van with Alberta plates was speeding up, slowing down and braking erratically.

• April 15, 6:47 p.m., report of a possible impaired driver, vehicle changing speeds and having difficulty staying in the lane.

• April 15, 7:48 p.m., report of two suspicious people on Cunningham Frontage Road.

• April 16, 12:59 p.m, report of lost licence plate.

• April 17, 1:35 p.m., lost licence plate.

• April 17, 7:11 p.m., two-vehicle accident, no injuries.

• April 18, 8:13 a.m., theft of tools from a contractor’s trailer.

• April 18, 9:45 a.m., report of theft of microwave oven and barbecue from local rental unit.

• April 18, 3:39 p.m., report of lost licence plate.

• April 18, 5:37 p.m., green semi with B.C. plate passing on double solid, driving excessive speeds

• April 18, 8:02 p.m., break and enter at a residence on Sherlock Road. Nothing significant reportedly taken.

• April 18, 8:22 p.m., vehicle with Washington plates driving all over the road with no lights on.

• April 19, 3:26 p.m., black Cadillac sedan speeding and tailgating.

April 20, 11:59 a.m., utility trailer reported stolen.

• April 20, 5:59 p.m., subject reports being attacked by two dogs while walking on Cherry Avenue.

• April 20, 8:48 p.m., mischief reported at local park, vehicles doing doughnuts on park lawn and ball diamond.

• April 21, 4:20 p.m., report of two subjects consuming alcohol in public.

• April 21, 7:18 p.m., report of possible drunk driver in a burgundy Ford pickup with B.C. plates.

• April 23, 3:01 p.m. report of harassment.

• April 23, 5:10 p.m., police received a report of  an elderly man who had gone missing while travelling from Penticton to Edmonton, last known to be in Sicamous. The man was located in Canmore, Alta. and has since been reunited with family.

• April 24,11:03 p.m., a navy blue, four-door sedan with B.C. plates reported to be passing on double solid lines.

• April 24, 3:14 p.m., report of unwanted person at a local business, harassing customers and asking for money.

• April 24, 9:20 p.m., blue SUV with B.C. plates tailgating and passing unsafely.

• April 25, 7:14 a.m., report of single-vehicle accident. The vehicle went off the road to the right and crashed into a pole. There were no injuries.

• April 25, 2:33 p.m., report of a stolen vehicle, believed by police to be related to family matters.

• April 25, 8:59 p.m, officers were called out to the scene of a neighbour dispute, asked to keep the peace.

• April 26, 1:12 a.m., Banff RCMP detachment asks for assistance with an ongoing investigation.

• April 26, 4 a.m., report of suspicious dark-coloured truck with no plates parked on the highway about 10 kilometres west of Sicamous.

• April 26, 5:08 p.m., report of vandalism to summer residence on Mara Lake.

• April 26, 5:37 p.m., report of lost licence plate.

• April 26, 11:13 p.m., report of intoxicated man in public.

• April 27, 2:27 a.m., while conducting a traffic check, an officer on patrol found subject driving vehicle while prohibited and impaired by alcohol. Charges forwarded against a 25-year-old Sicamous man.

• April 27, 9:21 a.m., report of purse being stolen from local liquor establishment.

• April 27, 11:10 a.m., report of lost licence plate.

• April 27, 1:02 p.m., request from BC Ambulance to assist with a patient.

• April 27, 2:36 p.m., an employee at a local business reported an individual driving a red pickup with B.C. plates, who may have been intoxicated.

• April 27, 4:37 p.m., a driver from the U.S. was stopped for excessive speeding, charged, and the rental vehicle was impounded for seven days.

• April 10:57 p.m., report of youths in public in possession of alcohol.

• April 28, 4:12 a.m., report of large tree that slid down across highway near Hummingbird Beach Resort.

• April 28, 12:25 a.m., report of break and enter and vandalism to summer residence. Nothing was believed to have been stolen.

• April 28, 4:25 p.m., report of found wallet.

• April 29, 5:25 p.m., report of two trees down, blocking the north bound lane of Highway 97A.

• April 29, 7:13 a.m., report of breech of court conditions.

• April 29, 11:46 a.m., a woman reported she was walking by business Saturday when she was bitten by a dog. The matter remains under investigation.

• April 29 3:12 p.m. report of a lost licence plate.

• April 29, 10:43 p.m., report of lost licence plate.

• April 30, 10:01, police receive a report of what looks like a gun mounted to the deck of a residence.

The Sicamous RCMP attended 82 calls for service in this reporting period, nine of them being false alarm calls.