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UPDATE: Break-and-enter concern at local Clearwater Christian Church

Police responded to 39 calls for service this week.

Submitted by G.D. Simpson


During the night of May 17 to 18, the rear side of the washrooms at the Dragonfly Splash Park was tagged with spray paint. The Clearwater RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance in determining who the suspect(s) is/are.

Please contact the Clearwater RCMP or Crimestoppers with any information. You can remain anonynous.

As well, a reminder to the motoring public that the 30-kilometre zone is in effect at Dutch Lake park from sunrise to sunset.

May 13

A 48-year-old local male called the Clearwater RCMP at 10:57 a.m. to report an attempted break and enter into the Clearwater Christian Church located in the 1000 block of School Road in Clearwater, B.C.

The complainant stated that morning he discovered the screen pulled out of the rear window, the lock mechanism taken apart and screws missing. He added no entry was gained and nothing was stolen. The point of entry targeted was at the rear of the building. Investigation is ongoing.

Later at 5:17 p.m., a 50-year-old Vernon man called the RCMP to report a single-vehicle collision on Clearwater Valley Road in Wells Gray Park in Clearwater. Information received from dispatch stated it was a single vehicle incident at the 40 kilometre mark up in the Park.

Two teens in a red Honda Civic with an unknown plate slid and hit the concrete meridian. The vehicle was no longer drivable and had come to rest on the east side of Helmcken Falls Road. The occupants were uninjured but stranded without cell service and required a tow.

Cst. Meyer attended to the 40-kilometre mark and located the vehicle, driver, and registered owner, a 22-year-old Kamloops male, and 19-year-old male passenger, also of Kamloops.

The driver was travelling down the hill in the 20-kilometre speed zone and lost control due to excessive sand on the pavement from winter, causing the vehicle to lose traction and slide into the meridian, breaking the driver side front tie rod end.

There was also some front bumper damage and scuffing to the driver side rims. Over all, there was minor damage to the vehicle considering the circumstances.

Photos of the collision were obtained and attached to the RCMP file. A local towing company attended to recover the vehicle. Due to insurance premium and no injuries, no violation tickets were issued.

Cst. Meyer transported both occupants back to Clearwater where they would have dinner and arrange a ride back to Kamloops.

May 14

At 4:46 p.m., Clearwater RCMP received a call from Blackpool Fire Rescue requesting assistance at a single motor vehicle incident in a trailer park, situated in the 900 block of Old North Thompson Highway in Clearwater, B.C.

Cst. Lockwood attended and observed a red Honda Civic down an embankment, hanging on by a tree branch. Inside an on-scene BC Ambulance was the 55-year-old local, female owner. She stated that she was attempting to roll-start her vehicle, stood behind the vehicle, gave it a push and attempted to run and jump into the driver seat.

She added she didn’t quite make it to the driver’s seat, got caught on the vehicle, tripped and went under the vehicle as it went over the bank. She appeared to have minimal injuries, but was transported to hospital. No charges were laid as this occurred on private property. A local towing company attended and pulled the vehicle off the bank as it was supported only by a tree.

Clearwater RCMP responded to 39 calls for service this past week.

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Sgt. G.D. Simpson is the detachment commander at the Clearwater RCMP detachment. Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Clearwater RCMP at 250-674-2237 or, to report anonymously, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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