During Wednesday evening, May 7, police got a call about a lumber truck that had caught on fire on Highway 5 just north of Blue River.
When the officer attended, he found that the truck was fully engulfed in flames.
The driver explained that he heard a “big bang” and then stopped to see what it was. When he got out, he had little time to abandon the vehicle before it went up in flames.
Since the incident was out of a fire zone, traffic control was maintained until the fire essentially burned itself out.
The forests ministry did attend as the blaze was starting to get into the grasses.
Not quite getting it….
On Tuesday, May 6, police responded to a fight at a residence.
As it turned out, two males were arrested and released in the morning on conditions not to contact the victim.
By lunch time, police had received information that one of the males was already looking for the victim at a number of different locations. Not only that, but he was driving with a friend who was intoxicated.
Police located the vehicle, which was impounded for 30 days and the friend was prohibited from driving for 90 days.
The friend provided two breath samples which resulted in two “Fail” readings.
Later that afternoon, the friend called the emergency 911 operators and verbally berated them with name calling and rude language.
The friend threatened to “knock out” one of the investigating police officers.
All three of his conversations were recorded and the matter is still under investigation.
Truck crash near Hole-in-the-Wall
During the early hours of May 9, police responded to a collision north of Vavenby near Hole-in-the-Wall.
A tractor trailer unit drove off the road and lost the equipment it was carrying.
Both occupants were uninjured and chose to spend the night in the cab of their truck and wait for the tow to come in the morning.
During the morning of May 10, an ATV was stolen from the carport of a residence in Birch Island.
Police and the owner are looking for the public’s help in locating a 2009 black Can-Am Outlander 400 ATV with a winch.
Should anyone have information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the local detachment at 250-674-2237.