RCMP Report: Male arrested for arson

On Feb. 24, Clearwater RCMP reported an incident involving a residential fire that occurred in the Clearwater area

Back on Feb. 24, Clearwater RCMP reported an incident involving a residential fire that occurred in the Clearwater area. On March 18, Clearwater RCMP arrested a male for arson in his connection to the fire in this Clearwater residence.

Clearwater Fire Department had attended the residence and safely put out the fire within the home. Clearwater RCMP investigated the incident and spoke with the fire investigators assigned to this case.

Police brought in the male suspect and presented him with all the known evidence that was gathered during the course of the investigation. Clearwater RCMP arrested the male and released him to appear in court on a later date.

 

Police traffic stops and checks

Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services have made several key traffic stops since the beginning of the spring season.

On Friday, March 21, Clearwater RCMP stopped a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on Highway 5 through Clearwater. Police noticed the odor of marijuana and arrested the driver for possession of a controlled substance. After searching, police located a small quantity of marijuana. Police seized the drugs and charged the driver for speed against a highway sign.

On March 22, Clearwater RCMP stopped another vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. Police also noticed the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver produced a card stating that he was part of an Imedikate Program, advising that he was allowed to have marijuana in his possession. Unfortunately for the driver, the Imedikate Program has no legal bearing and his marijuana was seized. The driver did not have the proper Health Canada documentation to support his marijuana possession. The male driver was issued a violation ticket for speeding.

In the earlier morning hours of March 23, Clearwater RCMP stopped a vehicle with the suspicion of impaired driving. The driver admitted to having a few drinks and provided a sample. The driver blew a “Warn” reading and was issued a three day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

On March 25, Clearwater RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver, northbound on Highway 5, heading into the Clearwater area. Police located the vehicle and noticed the odor of marijuana. Police also noticed other symptoms indicating that the driver had recently smoked marijuana. Police seized a small quantity of marijuana and issued a 24 prohibition for the driver. The driver’s license was seized and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours.

On March 27th Central Interior Traffic Services was conducting a police road check on the road-about on Highway 5. A single female driver went through the road check. The member noticed the odor of liquor and demanded a breath sample from the driver. The driver blew a “Warn” sample, resulting in a three day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and her vehicle was impounded

 

Shoplifters located and arrested

Near the end of February, Clearwater RCMP were advised of two male shoplifters who had stolen product from a business in Clearwater. The business provided security footage of the incident to police, who were able to identify the two male suspects.

On March 18 and March 22 Clearwater RCMP located both male suspects and arrested them for theft under $5,000. Both males were released on conditions to not return to that particular business and both have a court on a later date.