Not everyone gets a break for the holidays, including Trail RCMP who reportedly responded to multiple calls over the holiday season.
According to a media release, on Christmas Eve Trail RCMP officers responded to an alleged “poke in the nose” between two adult siblings after an argument broke out inside a residence on Marigold Drive.
A 55-year-old Trail man allegedly started an argument with his 46-year old sister over laundry, resulting in him getting his nose poked when he got too close to her face.
Police say he wanted his sister arrested for the poke and removed from their house. The officer explained that the incident was mutual given their actions that led up to the incident.
“This Christmas season, like others, was no doubt filled with pokes, elbows, noogies, arm burns, and other annoying sibling assaults, making parents wish for the start of school,” says Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
Alleged impaired driver gets roadside suspension
On Christmas evening, a Trail RCMP officer received a report about a suspected impaired driver travelling from Salmo to Fruitvale on Highway 3B.
The officer was informed that the vehicle was swerving on the road and had nearly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle.
The officer conducted a patrol in a marked police vehicle on Highway 3B. He spotted the alleged driver, a 37-year-old Trail woman, and her vehicle travelling 130km/h in an 80 km/h speed zone as it entered into Trail.
The officer detained the woman and her vehicle roadside. While roadside, the officer made observations that led her to believe the woman’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.
A demand was read to the woman, who provided a sample of breath roadside that resulted in a fail.
The woman was issued a 90-Day immediate roadside prohibition and had her vehicle impounded for up to 30 days.
“Trail RCMP and BC Highway Patrol continue to target impaired drivers in the Trail and Greater District to ensure that our roadways are safer for travel,” says Sgt. Wicentowich.
Man with warrant arrested by Trail RCMP
Just after midnight on New Years Day, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was conducting a patrol in a marked police vehicle when he observed a vehicle associated with a 53-year-old Salmo man with an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
The officer detained the vehicle roadside and took steps to identify the man who was a passenger in the vehicle, but he declined to co-operate when asked for his name.
Once his identity was confirmed, he was arrested on his outstanding warrant and taken into custody. He was held for a bail hearing and later released by a judge to appear at a future court date.
“Ah, the first police investigation, and offender release, of 2024,” says Sgt. Wicentowich.
White powdery stuff found in Trail
Later that evening on Jan. 1, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a suspicious occurrence on Milligan Avenue.
A witness reported seeing three unidentified men take a bin from one vehicle, place it into another and leave the area. A white powder was left on the roadway after the bin was moved from vehicle to vehicle.
An officer attended the scene and tested the substance which was believed to be drywall dust.
“I certainly hope no one mistook it for another substance before the officer arrived. This appears to be the only white powder we are going to get in the area this year to the disappointment of local skiiers,” says Sgt. Wicentowich.