On Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services initiated a traffic road check at Murtle Crescent and Park Drive.
The location was made in a strategic effort to locate impaired drivers, open liquor, seat-belts and other traffic offences. The road check was created response to the large hockey tournament and curling bonspiel that occurred during the weekend.
One out of town driver’s vehicle was impounded due to his providing a breath sample above the legal limit and he lost his driver’s license for three days. Another driver was stopped with a zip lock bag of marijuana and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Vavenby Community Hall update
After a subsequent investigation, Clearwater RCMP have located a suspect for a recent break and enter of Vavenby Community Hall.
Several items were stolen, including fire extinguishers and a case of soda. Damage was also done to several areas of the building. Due to evidence being left at the scene, Clearwater RCMP were able to identify the suspect and bring him in for questioning.
One male confessed to the offence and has been charged with break and enter. The male now awaits court in March.
Clearwater suspect arrested in Barriere
On Feb. 27, at 1:13 a.m., Clearwater RCMP were called to a domestic assault in Little Fort.
Police arrived on scene and spoke with a male and female who had been in an argument. One female was escorted back to Clearwater Detachment to give a recorded statement about an assault.
Clearwater RCMP went back to arrest the male for the assault as well as several other offences, but the male could not be located.
Clearwater RCMP later discovered that the male was in a course taking place in Barriere and called on Barriere RCMP to make the arrest. The male has now been charged and is to attend court in March.