On Feb. 24 and 25 Clearwater presented its annual hockey tournament and curling bonspiel at the Sportsplex. Many residents of neighboring communities attended to celebrate the events.
Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services also participated in these events by placing a strategic police road check to discourage impaired driving and other criminal offences.
As visible as this road check was, police seized a number of drugs, handed out various tickets and served a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and a seven-day one. Police also charged one driver with a criminal code impaired.
On Monday, Feb. 27, Clearwater RCMP went to a residence in Blackpool to respond to a call about someone causing a disturbance. A young female was briefly taken into custody and after an investigation was released.
The female, now being upset with the recent events, started to yell and scream. She eventually struck the door of the residence while in the presence of police.
The young female was then arrested for causing a disturbance and mischief under $5,000. The female received no charges.
Break and Enter in Blue River
On Sunday, Feb. 26, Clearwater RCMP investigated a break and enter at a Blue River establishment. Thieves made entry through the front door by drilling out the dead bolt. Further inside the building, a set of vice grip pliers were used to access the many locked rooms inside.
Thieves ignored or were discouraged from trying to gain access to the safes and instead stole some equipment.
Police ask the public for any information that can assist in the investigation.