RCMP REPORT: Winter weather brings eight crashes

All of the incidents were a direct result of driving too fast for the icy conditions of the road

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Winter has officially arrived. How do we know this? Because Clearwater RCMP responded to eight reported vehicle incidents within the last seven days.

All of the incidents were a direct result of driving too fast for the icy conditions of the road.

It’s always a shock when we get the first real downpour of snow and realize we’ve forgotten the driving skills we acquired last winter.

It’s obvious the snow and ice are here to stay, so be careful out there!

Arrested for assault

Last week a male was arrested for assault when he stuck another person to the ground during an argument.

Obviously, we all know the difference between a verbal disagreement and a physical one, and the law reflects this.

The male was arrested on scene without problems before being taken back to the RCMP detachment where he was photographed and fingerprinted.

He was released with a court date and strict conditions, one of which being that he may not contact directly or indirectly the victim of his assault.

Lock up your stuff!

It’s that time of the year where people bring out their snowmobiles, don’t put them away, then have them stolen.

We’ve had our first snowmobile theft of the season and we hope it’s our only one!

Make sure to lock up or put away anything you think might be stolen. The RCMP will do its best to recover your things but it helps a lot if your things aren’t stolen to begin with.

Even in a small, safe community such as this one, you should still always protect your valuables.