RCMP Report: Erratic/dangerous drivers

It is that time of the year again where drivers from BC and around the world are traveling on our highways and byways

A car and a larger vehicle that had been pulling a trailer rest next to Highway 5 near Jenkins Road following a collision on Tuesday.

A car and a larger vehicle that had been pulling a trailer rest next to Highway 5 near Jenkins Road following a collision on Tuesday.

It is that time of the year again where drivers from BC and around the world are traveling on our highways and byways. Inevitably we get someone coming through our area that seem to have misplaced their brains somewhere, and throw common sense and courtesy out the window in an attempt to cut ten minutes off of their ten hour drive.  How many times do we get passed by some knucklehead flying by on a blind corner, only to catch up to them five minutes later as they wait for road construction or at a red light coming into Kamloops.  Clearwater RCMP get at least one to two calls every day from concerned citizens who are reporting bad drivers.  We take every one of these calls seriously and do our best to intercept these drivers.  If we do catch them, we proceed with charges whenever possible.  If we don’t catch them, a letter goes out to the registered owner warning them that they have been caught.  We encourage and appreciate these calls.  Please don’t hesitate to call these people in, you may just be saving a life.

Vandalism on the Flats

On July 15 it was reported that someone had spray painted some symbols and letters in black spray paint on the Post Office and some telephone poles in that area.  Similar graffiti occurred last week near the Grizzly Heights turn off.  If you happen to know the identity of this immature individual please call the RCMP or Crimestoppers.  This needless vandalism costs us all in the long run, and takes away from the beauty of our area.

Local store gets broken into

At 3:25 a.m. on July 21, RCMP received a call from a security company that several alarm hits were received from a local business. Upon RCMP attendance, it was discovered that someone had used a large pry par or crow bar to force open a back door. It is possible that the alarm scared off the perpetrator(s) as it did not appear that anything was missing.

– Clearwater RCMP