Last week quiet for Masset RCMP

  • Apr. 22, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Masset RCMP had a relatively quiet week from April 10 to 15, says Const. Scott McDiarmid, with 20 calls for service received and five prisoners lodged in the cells. All five had been found intoxicated in the community and were not able to care for themselves. They were held in custody to keep them safe, and were released with no charges once they were sober, he said. On April 13, RCMP responded to a fight in progress on Hill Avenue. Members investigated and found that alcohol was a contributing factor in the altercation. None of the parties involved were injured and all were sent on their way without further police action required. Also on April 13, some citizens out for a walk came across a youth who appeared to be suffering from alcohol poisoning. The youth was brought to the detachment where a member transported him to the hospital for evaluation. The young person was checked out by medical staff and cleared to go home with his guardian. The Masset detachment was also out on the streets in the past week conducting proactive enforcement of the BC Motor Vehicle Act. Seatbelt checks and school zone speed enforcement was and continues to be an area of focus for the local members, Const. McDiarmid said. Please remember to drive safely and cautiously in the local school zones to ensure the safety of children and parents in the area. The annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week will be running from April 21 to 27. The theme of this year’s week is “We All Have a Role”. If you are interested in this event further information can be found at www.victimsweek.gc.ca. Masset RCMP continue to welcome any information on illegal or suspicious activities in our communities. Please contact the Masset RCMP at 250-626-3991 or to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.