Police fully staffed and busy

Clearwater councillor Dennis Greffard and Tourism Wells Gray representative Gy Ovenden discuss the economic development of the area


Clearwater RCMP detachment now is fully staffed with one sergeant, one corporal and four constables, Sgt. Kevin Podbisky reported to Clearwater town council during its meeting on Nov. 15.

Clearwater Central Interior Traffic Services is also fully staffed, with one corporal and two constables.

During the third quarter of 2016 (from July 1 to Sept. 30), detachment members investigated 646 files, compared to 612 during the same time last year.

Traffic services investigated another 98, making a total of 754 files during the three-month period.

A total of 917 traffic tickets and warnings were given, and a total of 38 drug seizures were made.

Detachment members also investigated and laid 30 criminal and provincial statute charges.

Melody Romeo, program manager for North Thompson police-based Victim Assistance Unit, had 35 new client referrals during the quarter, making a total 99 cases during the year to date.


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