Dawson Creek RCMP responded to 222 calls for service for the week of July 12-18. Among the calls that came in were 26 driving complaints, 11 motor vehicle collisions, seven break and enters, calls of six stolen vehicles, and three impaired driving complaints.
Four people who had gone floating on the Kiskatinaw River called police for help on July 12 as they had lost where they were in relation to the highway. The group had gone floating around 12 noon, and at 10:30 p.m. lost where they were. Search and rescue found them around 2:30 a.m. In the interim the group was able to light a fire to stay warm. Upon discovery all were in good health and did not need medical assistance. RCMP is reminding the public of the importance of packing an emergency, and first aid kit for these kind of activities.
Two males were reported to be breaking into vehicles on July 14. The break ins occurred in the area of 11 Street and 121 Avenue and was observed by two civilians. The civilians followed the two males that were responsible until police arrived to take them into custody. Both males, 24 and 26 years old are known to police and are facing charges.