Police have identified a suspect after the Gray Creek Hall was broken into on Thursday night.
“The front door was damaged by the person who broke in, and interior damage included an oven, woodstove and window,” Creston RCMP Staff Sgt. Darryl Hammond said on Monday. “The perpetrator left blood behind at the scene and we have a suspect in our investigation.”
In other RCMP news, Creston police responded to a total of 64 calls for service from Nov. 2-8, Hammond said.
•Police assisted in getting a female who suffers from dementia to the hospital for treatment.
•A complaint was received from Northwest Boulevard about the driving habits of a 100-year-old female.
•A person complained about a forgery made during a car purchase from Kelowna.
•Police attendance was needed to keep the peace in the 400 block of 16th Avenue South and in Kitchener. Both cases involved landlord-tenant disputes.
•A traffic complaint came from a driver who had been tailgated and passed on Highway 3 near Kitchener. A beverage can was thrown at the complainant’s vehicle during the incident.
•Minor injuries resulted when a pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk in the 1500 block of Canyon Street.
•A male who fled a Northwest Boulevard residence after consuming drugs was located and held in cells for his safety until the following morning.
•An intoxicated male made threats at a Centre Avenue residence.
•A requested well-being check on Vancouver Street determined the resident to be OK.
•Insults and finger displays were reported during a disturbance in the 800 block of Canyon Street.
•A person was warned after an Erickson Road resident complained about receiving a large number of harassing text messages.
•Police were called to an Erickson Road home where a dispute was taking place over the division of property.
•A squatter was reported in an uninhabited building in the 400 block of 22nd Avenue South.
•During a road check of vehicles on Northwest Boulevard, a driver was ticketed for having open liquor.
•A resident in the 700 block of Canyon Street was found to be OK when police conducted a well-being check on behalf of a friend.
•A person reported to be breaching a court order on Highway 21 was not located.
•When police conducted a requested well-being check, they learned that the person in question had been in a vehicle accident that took place on Riverview Road. The driver had stopped to give the person a ride and that person then made threatening movements that caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Another occupant received a broken collarbone when the vehicle rolled over.
•A two-vehicle crash on Highway 3 at 40th Avenue occurred when a driver braked to avoid hitting wild turkeys. The car following rear-ended the vehicle that stopped suddenly.
•A labour issue that led to threats by an employee was reported at Gray Creek.
•An intoxicated female who needed medical treatment was taken from Crawford Bay to hospital.
•A Yahk resident reported the theft of a snowmobile but was unable to provide an accurate description.
•A vehicle sold to an American was found abandoned on Highway 21 near Porthill Road.
•Police have referred a complaint about a male kicking a dog on Murdoch Street to the SPCA.
•An erratic driver near Yahk was videotaped driving erratically. He was warned because the complainant refused to attend a court hearing.
•A disoriented person in the 1500 block of Scott Street was taken to hospital for medical treatment.
•A Northwest Boulevard resident reported a possible assault but police found the noise was just from loud music.
•A 94-year-old male died of apparent natural causes in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue South.
•A minor collision occurred in a Canyon Street parking lot.
•A fire on Settlement Road was set according to a permit, police determined.
•Youths knocking on doors on Elm Street and running away have been harassing residents for a month, police were told.
•An ATV was reported stolen in Wynndel.
•When police attended a Bodor Road residence to quell a family dispute an intoxicated male was arrested and held in police cells until sober.
•A neighbours’ dispute over fencing and water damage required police attention in the 4300 block of 36th Street.
•No injuries were reported after a minor collision in the 4300 block of Highway 3
•A dog was reported to be chasing a male on Mallory Road.