RCMP Report: Assailant at large

Early Thursday morning, July 11, a lone female was walking to work on Old North Thompson Highway near Camp 2 Road

Assailant at large

Clearwater RCMP report that early Thursday morning, July 11, a lone female was walking to work on Old North Thompson Highway near Camp 2 Road when she was stopped by an unknown male driving a jacked up black truck.

The male offered her a ride, which she accepted. Once in the vehicle the male began flirting with her, to a point that made her uncomfortable and scared. The vehicle sped up. The female tried to stop the vehicle herself. In retaliation, the male struck her on the side of the head and hammered on the brakes. This allowed the female to jump out of the vehicle and run for help.

The male is described as roughly six feet tall with shaved brown hair and tanned skin. He told the female he was from Kelowna and here for work. If anyone has any information regarding this assault, please phone the RCMP right away.

Youth turn themselves in

On July 9, Clearwater was witness to a rash of vehicle break ins. On July 10, the two youths responsible for the thefts turned themselves in with most of what was reported stolen.

Even though they turned themselves in, neither of the youths were given a break. Both were arrested and charged with their crimes. They will attend court in late August to explain themselves to a judge.

Giving away green

Giving away green … money and marijuana. On July 5 a male was stopped by the Central Interior Traffic Services section of the Clearwater RCMP near Avola for excessive speed. He had been traveling 150 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

During a search of the vehicle, the officer found five pounds of marihuana in the trunk of the vehicle. The male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was also issued a $368 violation ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Summertime blues

Research shows that vitamin D given off by the sun is good for your skin, helps with weight loss, helps you absorb calcium, protects you from illnesses and increases overall health.

So with all this warm sun we’ve been getting lately, how is it possible to be in a bad mood?

Well, if you ask four certain people from the previous week, they can tell you that getting a $368 fine for speeding, as well as paying to get their vehicle towed and then impounded for seven days seems to be one of the things that counters the good effects of vitamin D.

At this time, there is no scientific research to back this hypothesis, however; we suggest you don’t get any ideas and run your own experiment.

Remember, it is now (and has been for some time) legislation in B.C. to impound any vehicle going 41 km/h over the speed limit. Enjoy the sun.