Summer is certainly a busier time here in the North Thompson Valley. Tourists come from around the world to experience the great mountains and waterfalls that populate our area. With the increase of people during the weekend before last, Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services had a large increase of reports and complaints.
Traffic patrols and roadblocks
During the weekend before last Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services set up several roadblocks and increased patrols due to the increase volume of vehicles in the area.
Police served several notifications to members of the public, including an immediate roadside prohibition warn and fail.
As always, Clearwater RCMP would like to remind the public to plan ahead, arrange for designated drivers and not to drink and drive.
Camera bag found
On Saturday, July 14, Clearwater RCMP were informed of a camera case that had been located at Spahats Falls parking lot.
The case contained several items of importance including a large camera lens.
A tourist from Europe brought in these items to the Wells Gray Infocenter.
If these items belong to you or if you know who owns these items, please contact Clearwater RCMP.
Stolen vehicle returned
On July 15 Clearwater RCMP received a report of a stolen pickup truck taken from Clearwater River Road near Mahood Lake. Two occupants of the vehicle were up near the lake to camp and fish. When they awoke in the morning and hiked back to the truck they found it missing.
Clearwater RCMP patrolled the river road and were unable to locate the vehicle.
The next morning someone returned the vehicle to the owner’s driveway and parked it in the bushes.
Clearwater RCMP would like to congratulate the Clearwater Crushers teams for obtaining first place at the Midget C event and second place in the Peewee Rep event during the Provincial Fastball Championships.