Creston Media Report


Police received 68 calls for assistance from April 30 to May 7, 2019.


April 30, 2019

  • Report of a break enter and theft of a gaming console from a residence in Creston.
  • Called to a noise complaint stemming from an on going neighbor dispute in Erickson.
  • Report of harassing communications between ex spouses.
  • A driver was issued a 24 hour licence suspension after consuming cannabis and driving.
  • Report of a boat stolen from the shores of Duck Lake after a chain was cut.

May 1, 2019

  • Report of a missing person from Vancouver being seen in Creston. Police were unable to confirm the person’s location.
  • Report of a theft of a laptop from a business in Creston.
  • Report of a suspicious male harassing people and attempting to sell jewellery in the parking lot of the Creston Mall. Police intercepted the male, and determined that although suspicious, no criminal act had taken place.
  • A complaint of a barking dog was directed to Creston Bylaw Services.

May 2, 2019

  • A third party report of an assault prompted police to investigate, but found the alleged victim uncooperative. After the alleged suspect provided a statement to police, it was found that this person had been the subject of a serious assault. Charges are pending.
  • Police received information from a resident in Erickson regarding a possible plane crash that was being investigated out of Cranbrook.
  • Report of breach of no contact conditions between ex spouses.
  • Report of shots or fireworks being let off in Wynndel.

May 3, 2019

  • Report of a disturbance from an upset customer at a business in Creston.
  • Police responded to two calls regarding assistance for mental health.
  • Lethbridge Police Service requested assistance from the Creston RCMP with an utter threats investigation.
  • Report of an assault during a disagreement in Crawford Bay.

May 4, 2019

  • Investigated a report of a threat stemming from a long standing disagreement between co workers.
  • Report of damage to a home after a family disagreement.
  • Report of a break and enter to a rental unit in Creston. The victim stated drugs and drug paraphernalia were taken. After the initial report, the victim decided not to pursue the matter with police.
  • Report of threats being uttered during a confrontation regarding dog interactions in Crawford Bay.
  • Called to a report of an impaired driver originating from a domestic argument. The driver was found not to be impaired.

May 5, 2019

  • Attended to a possible threat to damage property by burning in Kitchener. Police found that no property had been burned.
  • A report of an unwanted person at a local business turned out to be a homeless man hitchhiking to the Lower Mainland. Police bought the man a sandwich before he continued on his journey.
  • A bag of suspected narcotics was turned in to the Creston RCMP by a concerned citizen for disposal.
  • Police were called to assist a Creston business after they let in a stray dog that had become a nuisance. The owners eventually attended the business to pick up the dog.
  • A concerned Creston citizen called to report an elderly female walking on the street who may have had mental health issues. Police patrolled but were unable to locate the woman.
  • Report of possible on line extortion after a person sent compromising photographs to another person. The person then told the victim to pay money or the photos would be released.

May 6, 2019

  • Report of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at a business in Crawford Bay.
  • Report of mischief to a vehicle and theft of gas.
  • Report of possible threats over social media.
  • Report of a property dispute regarding the ownership of a tree was directed to bylaw services.
  • Investigated a report of an intoxicated driver who, after getting the vehicle stuck, offered sexual services for a tow. Police attended, but were unable to establish that the driver was intoxicated at the time of driving.
  • Report of a breach of bail conditions in which a person attended a residence in Kingsgate that he was no to attend. Alcohol was a factor in his decision making.

S/Sgt. Ryan Currie