Tumbler Ridge Police Blotter

(Up to August 25, 2007)

Hello neighbor and welcome back to the Blotter, and what a week its been here in the Ridge. We now officially have a new ?New Guy.? Cst. Tim Hawkes has transferred here from Dawson Creek and has taken up duties since the beginning of August. Tims wife is Jennifer and she will be teaching school this fall. They have a little girl who is under two years old and for the life of me, I cant remember her name right now. As a result, Ill just call her ?Tim Bit.? Welcome to Tumbler! Have a great tour of duty.

Have you lost a wallet? Join the crowd. The RCMP have received nine reports of people who have lost their wallets and ID. Only one of the wallets have been turned into the office. In this day and age of identity theft, losing a wallet could cause you a whole world of hurt. So heres the deal….get your wallet and dump the contents on the table. All you need in your wallet is two pieces of ID, A drivers license and health care card is lots. In addition you should only have one credit card and an ATM card. You need to think long and hard if you are going to carry around a birth certificate, a Social Insurance Number, or any other card that is highly sought after by identity thieves. All of your other cards can be stored safe location, handy when you need them, secure when not in use.

A local helicopter company reported a theft of emergency equipment from one of its helicopters. A yellow survival kit valued at $900 was stolen as were several survival sleeping bags, each valued at $100. If you know where these items are, please feel free to call the local detachment at (250)242-5252.

A report of a single vehicle accident was reported on Bullmoose Rd. A company truck was driven by an employee who did not have permission to use the it. The employee had been drinking (big surprise) and subsequently rolled the vehicle. The employee has since been charged with driving while prohibited. He had previously lost his license due to an impaired driving conviction. The vehicle was towed and the driver will now attend court to answer to the charges.

Did you ever hear that term, ?laughing comes to crying?? Ive heard this a million times growing up, I can still hear my father voice. Well, just north of town the police were called to the scene of two ATVs that crashed head-on into each other. One person received a broken wrist, and the other person was unconscious when the emergency crews arrived. Everyone was transported to the health clinic and after receiving medical treatment, all were released.

While at the scene the RCMP located a dirt bike that was hidden in the bush. The bike was not on the police computers as stolen, however it appears to be. If you are missing a dirt bike, please come into the office and claim same. Heres the deal, you only get one guess at the color, make and model. Employees and family of the RCMP are not allowed to play. The decision the judge (me) will be final. If you lie, go to jail. Do not pass go.

A report was received of a blonde haired male taking his lab dog out for a walk. The male was seen hitting and kicking the dog and the complainant was very upset. The male and the dog were gone by the time the police arrived on the scene.

Its hunting season folks. Right now moose is in season, and on September 01, a bunch of other seasons open up. A hunter, while out scouting that ever elusive moose, came across a womans pair of pants and underwear. The items were examined and nothing untoward was noticed. So, how did the items of clothing get there? Cmon guys, you know. Don?t make me tell you.

In the wee hours of the morning, the police received a report of a truck in the ditch. Upon attendance, the driver was long gone, however the passenger was still seatbelted in the passengers seat. By the way, the passenger was heavily intoxicated (another big surprise, I know). The officer patrolled the area but was unable to locate the driver. Due to the advanced state of intoxication, the passenger did not know his name, his phone number or where he lived. No problem. He was given a nice warm, but rather hard bed for the night. You win some, you lose some.

That?s it for this week. Well talk again next week the Good Lord willing.

Keep it between the ditches.

Cpl. Kurt Peats