RCMP Report: Teenagers fighting

A local teen was jumped by another person who started to fight him while others watched and one even videotaped the event

A local teen was forced to defend himself after being set up by others. The teen responded to an invitation to the beach. When he arrived he was jumped by another person who started to fight him while others watched and one even videotaped the event.

Police have identified those involved and encourage those people with other information to step forward.

This sort of behavior is something more often seen with youth gangs that plague city centers, as opposed to more rural communities. If there is information about youth gang activity in the area, please report it to police.

Theft of a mountain bike

Sometime between June 25 and July 1 a mountain bike was taken from a residence in Clearwater. Although the youth who took the bike was arrested, the bike itself has not been recovered.

The bike is a yellow Rocky Mountain Race with blue Marzocchi suspension forks on it. It was stashed near the area around Raft River School.

If it has been located, the RCMP ask that it be brought to the police station where it can then be returned to the owner.

As it is, the bike is stolen and a person found riding it could face charges of possession of stolen property.

Careless use of a firearm

A man was arrested after a report that he was shooting at cats in a Clearwater neighborhood.

Police received a report from a person who heard a gunshot and then their cat came home bleeding from a wound that appeared to be from a bullet.

The man has been charged with Careless Use of a Firearm and Cruelty to Animals with a court date in September.