Dawson Creek RCMP were kept busy over the week of August 9-15 as they responded to 204 calls for service. The calls contained 23 driving complaints, 11 thefts, eight break and enters, seven motor vehicle collisions, and three impaired driving investigations.
On August 13 police responded to a report of shots being fired at the Ministry of Transportation gravel pit on Radar Lake Road. In the past police have put out a release mentioning that it is against the law to use firearms in the area as it is private property. The area is also near by homes and previous cases have been reported of bullets entering a residence. Police are again reminding the public that there is significant criminal risk and civil liability to anyone who uses the pit to sight in firearms.
The next day officers were at a business on Golf Course Road after an alarm was triggered. As police arrived they discovered a vehicle parked outside and later found a 37 year old male attempting to hide. The individual was taken into custody and charged with a count of break and enter to commit theft, two counts of possession of break and enter tools, and one count of mischief. A hearing was held and the male was released on a $1,500 recognizance with a future court appearance scheduled for September 15.