Sgt. G.D. Simpson
A 49-year-old local woman called the Clearwater RCMP to report that her husband had tried to break up a dog fight between his lab and a neighbour’s dog, and had been bitten in the process.
Cst. Klassen attended and learned from the bitten male that the dog was tied up when the neighbour’s dog came over and attacked it. He tried to stop the fight and was bitten on his right hand. The palm side had a large puncture wound.
Cst. Klassen talked with the neighbour who took full responsibility for the incident and said the dog is new to her (got it from another neighbour) and she is trying to get a handle on it.
The neighbour’s dog is a 18-month-old rottweiler, weighing well over 100 lbs. Cst. Kent of the Kamloops SPCA was notified as per the victims request.
Later that day, Clearwater RCMP received a dropped 911 call in which screaming was heard in the background. Upon callback, police dispatchers talked with 41-year-old woman who was at a residence located in Blackpool, B.C. The resident there was refusing to give the woman back her vehicle, a Dodge Durango.
Cst. Klassen and Cst. Vanwoudenberg were on scene within two minutes and learned that the woman’s ex-boyfriend had taken her vehicle to another resident to have him fix it without her knowing, and she now wanted the vehicle back. Cst. Klassen spoke to the resident who only wanted the woman to take the vehicle and leave, which she did.
The resident advised that the ex-boyfriend had agreed to pay him for the 20 hours of work that he had put into the vehicle. The woman advised that she was now living in Valemount, B.C., and would be driving there that night. The bill could be settled between the resident and her ex-boyfriend.
TMX Security called the Clearwater RCMP to report that one of their security workers had observed a suspicious white Dodge Ram 2500 pickup with Alberta plates near Avola, B.C. When security approached and spoke with the male driver, he appeared to be impaired, but unsure by what, as no odour of alcohol was detected.
The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed south toward Clearwater. Cst. Klassen was already in the area and thus conducted patrols for the vehicle until 6:50 p.m., but it was not located.
Police followed up with TMX security and attempts to contact the registered owner continue.