Clearwater RCMP report: Missing drugs

Are you missing drugs?

On Saturday May 14, a local resident advised he had seen a stash of drugs off Agate Bay road near Barriere.  An officer attended a rustic campsite and found a bag containing 3 oz of marihuana and 1/2 oz of magic mushrooms.  It is unknown if the owner stashed them there for some reason, they were forgotten or just thrown away.  To date nobody has attended the police station to report or claim the missing drugs.

Highway 24 site single vehicle crash

Early Monday, May 16, police received a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 24 just west of Little Fort. Upon attendance police found an elderly driver had failed to negotiate a sharp curve.  The vehicle towing a flat deck trailer with a new camper went off the road, through the ditch and up an embankment.  The camper as a result of poor tie downs came off the trailer.  The driver was taken to Clearwater hospital after complaining of back pain.  He was transferred to Kamloops for further examination.  The driver received a ticket for insecure load and failing to keep right.

Road check finds faulty brakes

Members of Clearwater Traffic Unit and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Safety (CVSE) conducted a road check on Highway 5 on Monday, May 16.  The primary focus was to check for safety defects and the mechanical condition of vehicles. Inspectors found a surprising number of mid sized trailers did not have adequate brakes. These trailers are larger than small utility trailers and can carry significantly more weight. Because of the increased load they have independent braking systems, these were often found to either be out of adjustment or not working. This creates a huge safety hazard because the towing vehicle does not have the capacity to stop the entire unit in reasonable distance. Please ensure you check and ensure the brakes on your trailer are working properly before heading out to pick up the load.

Fraud

There are hundreds of fraud schemes out there. A number of frauds (or attempts) are beyond the scope and training of the local RCMP detachment. In other cases you may receive an offer but until you actually send money, there has been no offence. And once you send money to that foreign company it’s too late. To protect yourself or report a potential fraud contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre (‘CAFC’). This can be accessed through the National RCMP website; http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htm. The website lists various types of frauds and how to deal with them.  Remember if it’s too good to be true, it usually is.

Solar panels stolen from District of Clearwater

Some time over the weekend of May 14th / 15th, unknown suspects broke into the District of Clearwater Sewage Lagoon and stole two five by10 foot solar panels.  A large hole was cut in the fence to gain access.  The thieves disconnected the panels, then cut the wires to get them free from the grid.  The theft is still under investigation.

If you have any information regarding who was responsible for this crime, please call the RCMP in Clearwater or Crimestoppers.