RCMP REPORT: Police locate arson suspect

Princeton RCMP recently advised Clearwater RCMP of an arson that had taken place in Princeton

Princeton RCMP recently advised Clearwater RCMP of an arson that had taken place in Princeton. A female suspect was believed to have set fire to her boyfriend’s residence. The female was said to have fled town, heading to the Clearwater area where she had family.

Clearwater RCMP members located, arrested and charged the female with arson. She was then transported to Kamloops for a psychological exam.

Overdue snowmobilers

Clearwater RCMP were advised of two overdue Alberta snowmobilers that had not returned from Baldy Hill near Little Fort. Both males were equipped with the appropriate clothing, avalanche packs and beacons. Wells Gray Search and Rescue was activated to search for the two males.

The snowmobilers were located the following morning by the RCMP Air 4 helicopter. The GPS coordinates were provided to the RCMP and were then given to Search and Rescue, who attended the location at the northern point of Dunn Lake. Both males were located.

Thanks to the efforts of our local Search and Rescue members, the snowmobilers were brought out, safe and sound.

Theft from vehicle

Clearwater RCMP were advised of a theft from a vehicle. A tote bag with tools was taken from inside an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway.

The theft occurred sometime during the night. There was a thin layer of snow on the ground and the tracks were followed into a number of driveways.

No suspects were located and no other reports of stolen items were made.

A black Klein tote bag with orange stripes along the side, plus a number of hand tools and electrical tools totalling about $1,000 were taken.

The best way to prevent a theft is to keep your vehicles locked up and to keep all valuables out of sight.

Noise complaint/impaired driver

Clearwater RCMP received a noise complaint in which two males were reported to be drinking and swearing aloud on in a small neighbourhood.

Numerous children who live in the area did not need to hear or watch that kind of behaviour.

The RCMP attended and observed the two males had already come down from the roof.

An additional report of noise was received later that night. Police instructed the resident to turn the music down.

Later that night the RCMP observed two males driving away from the residence; a traffic stop was initiated and the driver was investigated for impaired driving.


The driver provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device with a fail result. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for 30 days.