RCMP Report: Landlord/tenant disputes distracting police

In recent weeks Clearwater RCMP Detachment has had numerous complaints from residents in regards to landlord/tenant disputes

In recent weeks Clearwater RCMP Detachment has had numerous complaints from residents in regards to landlord/tenant disputes.

On Monday, Dec. 5, Clearwater RCMP responded to a disturbance related to a landlord /tenant disagreement over the upkeep of multiple residences on a property. The landlords wanted the tenant removed from the property. However, no written tenancy agreement was in place. The landlord also had not served the tenant with eviction papers. The member referred both parties to the Residential Tenancy Office.

On Dec. 7 the RCMP responded to another disturbance, this time between a landlord and a tenant at a local business. Both parties were told to contact the Residential Tenancy Office to resolve their dispute, as it was a civil matter.

As a reminder, the RCMP does not get involved in these disputes and residents are recommended to take their complaints to the Residential Tenancy Office.

The office can be reached by phone at 1-800-665-8779 or online at www.rto.gov.bc.ca.

Theft leads to motor vehicle incident

On Dec. 7, Clearwater RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Dunn Lake Road. Members attended the scene and located the vehicle down an embankment, against a tree.

The driver had tried to navigate the S-curves and appeared to have lost control.

The member could not confirm these facts, as the driver of the vehicle could not be located.

The following morning the registered owner indicated that the vehicle had been stolen during the night. The car thief appears to have gone too fast for the conditions and then had to brave the elements on foot. The vehicle was returned to the owner.