Dawson Creek RCMP fielded 215 calls for service for the week of May 31-June 6. Among the calls were 28 traffic complaints, eight collisions including one fatal, seven break and enters, and nine thefts.
On June 5th officers responded to a call regarding the theft of a vehicle. The vehicle had been taken from a farm on the 219 Road. As police were on the way to the scene they had been advised that the vehicle in question had crashed. Upon their arrival officers found a 45 year old woman deceased at the scene. She was the sole occupant and her name is not being released.
That same day RCMP responded to a weapons complaint. An individual had called police to report a man walking through his yard. The individual confronted the man, at which point the man lifted his shirt and revealed a gun. Later police saw a man entering McDonalds matching the description of the suspect and took the 18 year old into custody. It was revealed that the male was carrying a pellet gun. The individual was on conditions prior to refrain from using drugs and alcohol, but was found to be carrying marijuana, and had been drinking. The person was released by a Judicial Justice of the Peace after a bail hearing.
Moving forward Dawson Creek RCMP will be increasing patrols at the Radar Lake rock pit on the Radar Lake Road near the two kilometre sign. This stems from incidents where firearms have been discharged close to nearby residences. Residents have contacted police about gunshots coming from the area, and in one case a ricochet entering a home and hitting an interior wall. Police are also issuing a reminder that the gravel pit is private property belonging to the Ministry of Transportation, and anyone in the area is trespassing.