On Sunday, May 13, a road safety check stop was set up on the corner of Highway 5 and Highway 24 in Little Fort. Clearwater Traffic, Kamloops Traffic, Kamloops IRSU (integrated road safety unit) and Barriere RCMP took part in the check stop, which lasted for approximately six hours.
Police checked a large number of vehicles and issued numerous tickets. Of note were a charge against a prohibited driver, a small (no case) drug seizure, and a large drug seizure consisting of two pounds of marijuana, 100 grams of cocaine and 500 tablets of morphine.
Saddle Up! Bike Rodeo
Clearwater RCMP with the assistance of the Victim Assistance Unit will host a Bike Rodeo on May 26 at the North Thompson Sportsplex from 10:00 to noon. The purpose of the Bike Rodeo will be to provide local youth an opportunity to learn about road safety in a fun environment. Proper helmet fitting, bike safety checks and rules of the road will be the focus.
Clearwater RCMP encourage youth from age three to 13 to participate in the rodeo. Registration forms will also be provided to for all participants to register their bikes with the RCMP.
Various volunteers from the community will assist with the rodeo. A fingerprinting booth will also be set up for parents who wish to have a record of their child’s fingerprints.
Should you require any further information, please contact Kim Strickland, Cst. Tyson Bruns or Sgt. Kevin Podbisky at the Clearwater Detachment.
Lock it up
Police issue a reminder to citizens to lock up their vehicles at night. With the warm summer weather approaching, sticky fingers will be wandering the night more often than before.
Clearwater RCMP is already investigating several theft from motor vehicle incidents that occurred in the last couple of weeks. If you have any information that may help, feel free to call us and give us a tip.
In search of misbehaving mademoiselles
On the night of May 13 two females, approximately 13 to 16 years of age with shoulder length hair showed disrespect to their community by spray painting the walls of the Blackpool Fire Hall.
Not only did they spray paint the walls but they also broke glass all around the building before running off into Thompson Crossing Trailer Park.
This is not the way anyone wants the community to look when visitors drive through town.
If anyone has any information on who these two females are, please notify Clearwater RCMP.
Members are currently interviewing witnesses and gathering more descriptions of the criminals.