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POLICE BEAT: Trail cops deal with Impaired/Proactive Policing/Weapon

 Ed Note: Police also issued a comprehensive list of recent thefts, which can be found at https://trailchampion.com/news/trail-police-caution-against-vigilantism-wake-theft-spike

Impaired Driving

On August 18, 2019, at 3:22 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP investigated a 35-year-old male driver for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol while being in care and control of a motor vehicle.  The male driver refused to provide samples of his breath into a roadside screening device breath test and attempted to physically assault the investigating police officer. The driver was arrested and brought under control by the police officer and his supervisor. The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition under Section 215.43(2.1) of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days. Additional charges for the incident are being considered at this time.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment will continue its enhanced campaign against impaired driving throughout the summer.

Pro-Active Police Work

On Aug. 16, at 11:10 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP conducted a licence premises check at the Arlington Hotel located at 975 Spokane Street, in Trail.  The establishment was found to be in compliance with the British Columbia Licencing Control and Liquor Act.

On Aug. 17, between 1:45 a.m. and 3 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP conducted foot patrols along Nelson Avenue, Binns Street, Buckna Street, and Rossland Avenue, and others in Trail, in response to the rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles and properties in the area.  One vehicle was found to be unlocked during the foot patrol.

Surprising Discovery

On Aug. 17, a local contractor discovered a sawed-off shotgun while removing an old oil tank from the basement of a residence in the 1300 block of Second Avenue, in Trail. The firearm was old and non operable. It was turned into the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and will be destroyed.