RCMP Report: Moving-truck stolen

At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, RCMP received a report that a moving-truck had been stolen from a local business sometime overnight

At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, RCMP received a report that a moving-truck had been stolen from a local business sometime overnight.

At 6:30 p.m. that same day a local resident was out walking on the Dyke Road next to the North Thompson River when she noticed a truck parked there. As it seemed out of place, she phoned the police to report it. It was confirmed that this was the stolen truck reported earlier.

Luckily the vehicle was in good shape other than a flat tire.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please give the Clearwater RCMP or Crimestoppers a call.


Impaired driver collides with a parked car

At 1:55 p.m. on Aug. 8 police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Kurylowich Road in Clearwater.

Upon arrival it was ascertained that one of the vehicles had been actually parked at the side of the road with no one in it when a motorhome sideswiped it, causing substantial damage.

The attending officer noticed signs of impairment on the driver and entered into an impaired driving investigation.  It was determined that the driver of the motorhome was indeed impaired, and he was processed under the new IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition) program.

This is the new process that is in place to deal with these kinds of files under the Motor Vehicle Act instead of the Criminal Code, considering all circumstances. Under this program the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver was given an immediate 90-day driving prohibition.

After all fees and fines are paid, this lack of good judgment will cost this local man close to $3,000. If he is ever found to be driving impaired again, he will be processed under the Criminal Code and will not be given this break another time.

There are still some that say that the consequences are too stiff for this offence. Those people should stop and think – if this driver’s ability to drive was impaired to a point that he ran into a parked car, do you think he would have seen a child on a bike or a mother pushing a baby buggy down the side of the road? What exactly should the consequences be?

Man found sleeping in vehicle

Early in the morning of Aug. 9, RCMP received a call from a local man stating that he had walked out of his house and was about to climb into his truck to head to work when he found a young man sound asleep in the cab.

A Clearwater member attended and woke the young man up. He stated that he had “a rough night” and needed somewhere warm to sleep as he was too far away from home.

The member took sleeping beauty to his friend’s house where he could legally continue his siesta.