Tumbler Ridge Police Blotter

Hello neighbor and welcome back to the Blotter, and what a week its been here in the Ridge. Was that really summer? Blink. Gone. Well, its September and the kids are back to school, and the routine is about to start all over again. Erin, the ?First fruit of my loins? is off to college, and man oh man, did that ever come quickly. My grandparents always said that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly. I can only imagine the time warp that some of you must be experiencing.

Erin called home (collect) after two days away and told us that she had just joined the soccer team. My Erin? The girl who tripped once a week walking up the stairs? Well, Im happy to see her spread her wings. Her roommate is great and classes are easy, so far. They served macaroni and cheese for supper in the cafeteria the other day, and is was not too, too bad. I?ve come to realize that this type of information is ?comfort information? for parents. She?ll never tell me about the ?fun? stuff college students do, and get away with. Those stories will be told in years to come – when the limitation of action has expired – on the various pieces of legislation that were violated. Take care Baby Cakes. Mom and Dad love you. X0 X0.

OK, OK, lets get to work and see what has been shaking in this fair hamlet.

The office at a work camp out on Perry Creek (near Bullmoose mine site) was broken into. Two Dell computers, one handheld radio and three GPS receivers were stolen. In addition, the entire office was rummaged through. The scene was examined and a fingerprint was found. The print has been sent for identification. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these items, please call.

At 3 AM a complainant was awoken to the sound of a thud and squealing tires. The complainant initially heard some whining and thought that a dog had been hit. Twelve hours later, when they looked outside, they noticed that a fire hydrant had been sheered off and the entire road was wet. The police have no description of the vehicle involved.

The police responded to an abandoned 9-1-1. This time however, a domestic dispute was in full swing. A female had been severely beaten, suffering broken bones and multiple bruises. The suspect was arrested and transported to Dawson Creek for court the following morning. The suspect will remain in jail until his trial sometime in the future.

Several reports have been received of an abandoned vehicle in the Wapiti Forest Service Road. The owner of the vehicle is in Dawson Creek and has been told to remove it. The pickup is in rough shape and not worth the price of the tow. As a result, no one is willing to remove the vehicle without assurances that they will be paid. Oi Vey, the fun just never stops.

Here s one for the books. A guy reports to the police that he had been elbowed in the face by another male. The guy states that he was buying dope for some ?friends? when the male tried to cheat him. The ?complainant? stated that the assault took place in the suspect vehicle and during the melee, the complaint had dropped his wallet in the car. The complainant wanted the police to go and get his wallet. I don?t think so.

Speaking of drugs, they are here with a vengeance. You really ought to talk to your children. There is very little the police can do after the fact. Drugs always lead to problems. Always. I suspect that it is only a matter of time before someone gets killed by a stoned worker, a whacked out driver or by your typical drug disagreements. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The RCMP have responded to many landlord-tenant disputes over drugs, roommates who use drugs, or ?friends? of roommates who make themselves at home and use drugs. It just goes on and on and on……

An abandoned vehicle was reported at the gravel pit at Faltbed. When the police arrived, a flare or some type of firework was in the fuel pipe, on fire. The officer pulled out the item, thus preventing the vehicle from burning. The investigation continues.

The RCMP have received several reports in relation to the use of firearms during hunting season. Some people have been shooting from their vehicle – which is a no, no. Others have shot at animals, wounding them, and then driven away. Other have been shooting from the roadway. Eventually, someone is going to be caught, and they will be an example for the rest.

Three separate reports were received of groups of people fighting on various streets throughout town. Some were arrested, but most were GOA (Gone On Arrival).

Well, I have to go and fight crime and/or evil. Well talk again next week, the Good Lord willing.

Keep it between the ditches.

Cpl. Kurt Peats