Masset RCMP receive 44 calls in one week

  • Aug. 27, 2012 2:00 p.m.

A total of 44 calls for service were made to the Masset RCMP this past week, says Cpl. Andrew Baylis. Files of note are listed below.On Aug. 13, RCMP received a report of a Helijet helicopter that had lost power as it neared the landing pad at Langara Island Fishing Lodge on Langara Island. The helicopter pilot was forced to make a controlled landing on the water, which activated the helicopter’s emergency floatation devices. The helicopter floated and the pilot and passenger were uninjured and boarded a boat. Unfortunately one of the floatation devices failed, due to an air leak, and the helicopter eventually capsized and partially submerged, but was still held afloat by the other floatation device. The helicopter was tied to a nearby structure and booms were placed around the helicopter to secure it. No fuel leaks were reported and salvage of the helicopter was authorized by the Transport Safety Board of Canada, which is investigating the cause of this incident.On Aug. 14, RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on Collison Avenue. Police attended and found an intoxicated man yelling at another man. The intoxicated man was accusing the other man of hitting him with his vehicle. The intoxicated man had damaged the vehicle by breaking off the shift lever and denting the hood by slamming his fist down on it. The police examined the vehicle, spoke with a witness and determined there was no evidence supporting the intoxicated man’s claims of being hit by the vehicle. The intoxicated man was arrested for Mischief Under $5,000 for the damage he caused to the vehicle and was lodged in detachment cells until he was sober. The victim did not wish to pursue charges and is working with the other man to restore the damage done.On Aug. 15, RCMP received a complaint of a broken window at the Masset court house. The culprit used a piece of wood to break the first pane of the two-pane glass. This incident is still under investigation.On Aug. 17, RCMP responded to a report of Mischief to a vehicle that had occurred on Hemlock Crescent sometime the night before. Shells were smashed on the vehicle causing scratches to the paint. This incident is still under investigation.On Aug. 18, RCMP responded to the report of a found toddler that was wandering unattended on Trumpeter Drive. The toddler was being looked after by a grandparent, when he wandered out of the yard and was found by a passerby. The Ministry of Family and Child Services will be looking into this matter.On Aug. 18, RCMP responded to a report of an intoxicated man refusing to leave the Mile Zero Pub. Police attended and found that Robinson Russ had attended the pub intoxicated and refused to leave when asked. Mr. Russ was later located, arrested and charged with breaching conditions of an undertaking, that condition being not to consume liquor.During this past week, the Masset RCMP responded to nine reports of individuals who were intoxicated in a public place.The Masset RCMP requests that if anyone has information on the above incidents or other illegal activities in our communities to please contact the RCMP at 250-626-3991 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously? at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com

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