Clearwater RCMP responded to 33 calls for service this past week.
On Wednesday, Sept 13 Clearwater RCMP received a report of a two vehicle collision at Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road. A white 2019 Toyota Tacoma pickup towing a 2009 KZ travel trailer was east bound on Highway 5 going through the Clearwater Valley Road. intersection when a grey rental car, a 2021 Hyundai Elantra, driven by a 67 year old female from the United Kingdom went through the intersection going south colliding with the towed travel trailer, spinning it around and causing it to roll on its side. The driver of the Hyundai failed to stop properly at the intersection which was the cause of the accident. Given that she was a tourist, from a country with very different driving patterns, was quite upset and was now stranded in Clearwater. Cpl. McGeorge didn’t feel that a violation ticket was required. All parties checked by BC Ambulance Service and released at scene, all three vehicles towed by the local towing company. All involved parties were provided the police file number and accident report which was forwarded to ICBC.
On Friday Sept. 15, 2023 at 8:09 a.m. a Vavenby man called the Clearwater RCMP from his residence on Vavenby Bridge Road, in Vavenby BC to report that at 3:30 a.m. he woke up to a female standing in the doorway to his bedroom. The house was unlocked thus the female was able to walk right in to the house. The complainant pushed the female out while she kept saying “sorry”. Nothing disturbed or stolen in the house and no threats made. The complainant thought it was the sister of the female who lives at a unit seven doors down. He didn’t want any charges, just the female warned. Const. Klassen spoke to another male who lives across the street who didn’t hear or see anything. Const. Klassen then spoke to a female witness at unit in between the two in question, who said that a known 22 year old female had come to her house at 3:00 or 3:30 a.m. and wanted to come in for a cigarette and to sleep on the couch. The witnesses residence is about 100 feet from the complainants. The 22 year old suspect lives just two doors down. Const. Klassen attended and spoke to the 22 year old suspect who was completely out of it, didn’t know her birth date, which month it was, which year it was, and said she was high on drugs, among other issues. She agreed that she needed help and wanted to go to the hospital. Const. Klassen provided her with a ride to the hospital where she was seen by a doctor. The complainant was updated and happy with this outcome. It is for cases such as this one that we should all be securing our residences and property, when away from them or when turning in for the night. Thankfully this incident worked out favorably for those involved.
On Friday Sept 15 , 2023 at 1:57 p.m. the BC Ambulance Service contacted the Clearwater RCMP to request police attendance at a vehicle collision near the 5400 block of Highway 5, in Avola, B.C. An unknown person called BCAS advising that a motorcycle had crashed. Const. Klassen attended. Witnesses, said they were north bound and the motorcycle was south bound following two vehicles when it suddenly went off road right and both the bike and driver went flying through the air. The driver landed about 30 feet from the bike. The Alberta plated 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle was owned by a male out of Calmar, Alberta. The rider told witnesses his name was that of the registered owner, and that his back hurt. The rider refused to stay lying down and walked up the bank to the road where he fell to the ground. Pipeline medics worked on the rider until BCAS arrived. BCAS transported him to Kamloops hospital by helicopter. The drivers of the vehicle that were in front of the rider when he crashed are unknown - no vehicle description. One of the documented witnesses has dash cam that he will be sending to Const. Klassen as soon as possible. Photos were obtained. At this time it is believed that the rider lost control on his own. A ziploc bag of cannabis was located in the bike saddle bag. Const. Klassen spoke to the rider the following day while he was in hospital and he advised that he was going to be ok. He thought that he blew a tire which caused the crash although the tires look fine in the photos. The rider didn’t think that there was any interference from another vehicle that contributed to his crash. No accident report was completed as the damage was deemed less then $10,000. The bike was towed by the tow company out of Avola to their compound there.