RCMP Respond to over 300 calls in just a Week

Over the past week (Sep 29-Oct 5) Fort St. John RCMP have responded to in excess of 300 calls for service.

In the past week the incidents have been: 23 persons crimes; 53 property crimes; 24 other criminal offences; 10 controlled drug and substance act matters; 32 provincial statue matters including sudden death investigations; 209 other police investigational matters that fall under provincial traffic enforcement laws.

During the morning of Friday October 3rd alone, the RCMP attended 11 different incidents and they include:

7:35am – RCMP received a report of a vehicle heavily vandalized and abandoned in a field located on the northeast part of Fort St. John. Subsequent investigation revealed this to be connected to a vehicle theft from the night before. This matter is still under investigation.

7:52am – RCMP attended a local business in response to a male in distress. One male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. Through subsequent investigation, neither foul play nor industrial related incidents were deemed to be contributing factors in the unfortunate death. Out of respect to the family the deceased’s name is not being released.

9:19am – RCMP attended the intersection of Alaska Highway and Old Fort Road to a pedestrian involved motor vehicle collision. A youth had been roller blading south along the Old Fort Road approaching the intersection with the Alaska Highway when the bumper of a tractor trailer truck turning off of the Alaska Highway connected with the roller blader. EMS and police attended the scene. The youth was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The matter remains under investigation.

9:22am – RCMP attended to the vandalism of a local business Innovations, located at 10411 100 street. Sometime between 5am and 8am a beer bottle was thrown through the front window.

9:34am – RCMP responded to a large gathering of individuals watching a fight nearby the Secondary School. The crowed had dispersed prior to police arrival, however, the subjects involved in the fight were located and interviewed by attending RCMP members.

9:42am – RCMP receive report of a stolen bicycle from a local residence. Members were too busy with other matters to address the immediate needs of this incident. With a person of interest on file, the matter remains under investigation.

10:09am – The RCMP responded to a 911 call of a vehicle fire. Fort St. John Fire Department and RCMP attended the scene. The occupants reported that the vehicle was being driven when the fire started. They stopped the vehicle and ran to call for help. No one was hurt during this incident, however, the vehicle was extensively damaged by the fire.

10:25am – RCMP responded to the apartment block of 8511 86th street where an argument between two males, with on brandishing a knife, was reported to be occurring. Upon police arrival no subjects were located, however, the investigations into this matter continues.

The RCMP wish to remind the public that at times when call volume is extremely high, police are forced to respond to matters in a priority sequence. If you have any information about the above incidents please call the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.crimestoppersfsj.ca