Clinton police impounded a vehicle for going nearly twice the speed limit

Posted in 100 Mile House News

Police impounded a car for excessive speeding on Friday afternoon from a stretch of highway that is no stranger to this dangerous behaviour.

On July 25,  at 2:50 pm, a member of the Clinton RCMP was conducting mobile radar enforcement on Highway 97 near 83 Mile Road. The posted speed limit was 100 km/h with two northbound lanes where the officer observed a red vehicle passing others. The car was subsequently "clocked" doing 194 km/h, nearly twice the posted limit. The police officer engaged his emergency equipment and initiated a traffic stop on the red Lexus.

Clinton RCMP nab Lexus doing twice the posted speed limit, car impounded.

 

RCMP officer threatened and shot at in Alexis Creek this morning

Posted in Williams Lake News

RCMP in Alexis Creek shot at this morningOn Sunday, July 27 at approximately 1:00am, an Alexis Creek RCMP officer was on the Anaham Reserve to conduct curfew checks. While there, the officer witnessed two men allegedly attempting to start a stolen pick-up truck. Upon approach, the passenger fled, but the driver was taken into custody.

While the officer was dealing with the man in custody, two other men, one of them armed with a knife approached the arresting officer and threatened him.

The reconstruction of Borland Street is underway

Posted in Williams Lake News

The City's contractor will begin stripping pavement on Borland Street, beginning at the corner of 4th Avenue and Borland Street on Monday, July 28th as part of the reconstruction project. The work will proceed east toward 7th Avenue.

Traffic will be alternating as this work progresses.

The project is scheduled to be completed in late September.

The reconstruction of Borland Street in Williams Lake has begin.

 

Several items stolen during Bella Coola hardware break-in

Posted in Williams Lake News

RCMP logoOn Friday, July 25th, Bella Coola RCMP responded to a report of a break, enter and theft from Tru Hardware on Cliff Street. The suspects took two generators in boxes (Powermate 3000W and 5000W), a Haussmann brand 15 amp 10-inch sliding compound mitre saw and a black Raleigh 21 speed full suspension mountain bike with front disk brakes and a quick release seat.

If you have information regarding these incidents or any other criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 or the Bella Coola RCMP at 250-799-5363. CrimeStoppers also subscribes to web tips at www.bccrimestoppers.com . Callers remain anonymous and tips can lead to cash rewards.

No time like the present for a water safety reminder

Posted in Provincial

As temperatures remain high across our region, many people are hitting the water to keep cool.  It's important to be safe when in, near or on the water.

More people die from drowning in the Interior region than in any other area of the province. So far this year, there have been 25 deaths in BC due to accidental drowning, 15 of which have occurred in the Interior.

"Water activities like swimming and boating can be a lot of fun and a great way to cool down, but drowning is a real danger," said Dr. Lizette Elumir, resident public health physician with Interior Health. "Drowning can happen fast, sometimes in less than a minute."

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Code Orange activated at Cariboo Memorial Hospital for bus crash

Posted in Williams Lake News

Williams Lake's Cariboo Memorial Hospital initiated a 'Code Orange' response in anticipation of a number of patients from the Mount Polley employee bus incident on July 24. According to the Williams Lake police, it was initially reported that 45 people were on board, and it wasn't until RCMP members arrived on scene that they determined that 11 people were actually on the bus – the driver and ten employees.

"A Code Orange response means the activation of a command centre and additional staff and physicians were brought in, including the services of Mental Health clinicians and social workers," explained Michaela Swan, Communications Officer for Interior Health. "And all were ready to support patients and their families as they arrived at the hospital."

Code Orange activated at Cariboo Memorial Hospital for mine employee bus crash

Mobile digital cameras doing residential photo update for assessment purposes

Posted in Williams Lake News

Digital cameras mounted on a clearly-marked van will soon be on the residential streets throughout the Cariboo region as BC Assessment uses innovation to update photos used for property assessment purposes.

The residential photo update initiative will take street front digital photos of approximately 4,000 single family homes in the Quesnel area, 3,300 in the Williams Lake area and 475 in 100 Mile House starting late July through early August. This technology has already been successfully used throughout much of Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, Kamloops, Prince George and Nanaimo.

BC Assessment innovation driving through Cariboo

Province-wide warrant issued for Williams Lake RCMP file

Posted in Williams Lake News

Williams Lake RCMP seek assistance in locating man wanted on province-wide warrant. CrimeStoppers is asking the public's assistance in locating Farron Patrick Paul.

As of July 24, 2014, Farron Paul, born August 24, 1977, is wanted on British Columbia wide warrants for 'Fail to Appear'. Paul is a First Nations male, 5'10" tall, weighs 250 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes.

If you have information regarding Mr. Paul's location, please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211. CrimeStoppers also subscribes to web tips, visit bccrimestoppers.com.

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Williams Lake's RCMP Inspector Brown to assume new position in Prince George this fall

Posted in Williams Lake News

Inspector Warren Brown has been named the new Officer in Charge of the Prince George RCMP detachment. Inspector Brown will likely start at his new position early in the fall.

Inspector Brown became the Staff Sergeant in Williams Lake in 2009. He started the detachment's first annual awards and recognition for RCMP and auxiliary members, Community Policing Volunteers, and other partners. The Williams Lake RCMP detachment service area includes the City of Williams Lake, 150 Mile House, Wildwood, McLeese Lake, Horsefly, Likely, and the First Nations communities of Sugarcane, Toosey, Alkali Lake, Dog Creek, Soda Creek, and Canoe Creek. Warren Brown was promoted to Inspector in July of 2011.

Inspector Warren Brown moving to Prince George to continue his police career.

Mount Polley Mine employee bus rolls with eleven aboard

Posted in Williams Lake

Ten employees and the Charter Bus Lines driver were en route to the Mount Polley Mine site near Likely at about 6:00pm this evening when the bus left the road.

The bus travelled through the ditch and came to what appeared to be an abrupt stop down a shallow embankment on the right hand side of Morehead-Bootjack Forest Service Road, about 2 kms off Likely Road.

Bus carrying Mount Polley Mine employees to work crashes, several injured.  July 24, 2014.

Campfire ban rescinded in a portion of the Cariboo

Posted in Williams Lake News

Effective at noon on Friday, July 25, campfires will once again be permitted in the Cariboo Fire Centre east of the Fraser River. The Cariboo Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition in this area due to cool and wet weather conditions.

The following uses will now be allowed in areas east of the Fraser River:
- campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
- open fires in an outdoor stove

Campfires remain prohibited in the Cariboo Fire Centre west of the Fraser River, due to dry conditions and higher fire danger ratings.

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