Clinton Police Report – Legion B&E, SWATting

Recent files and reminders from the Clinton RCMP Detachment.

Fake 911 emergency

Sept. 6 – RCMP were dispatched to an incident known as “SWATTING”. In this case, by using a computer manipulated phone number, an unknown party made a fake 911 call describing a frightening set of circumstances and that an individual was barricaded with hostages. This prompted a high scale response using high risk intervention options. Once the call was determined to be false, all additional resources were stood down. These types of calls are costly; a strain on emergency services resources but most importantly, are very dangerous.

Clinton Legion broken into

Sept. 10 – Sometime during the night, an unknown individual(s) gained entry to the Royal Canadian Legion on Le Bourdais Ave. There was extensive damage and loss from the theft that took place. This matter is still under investigation and is believed to be linked to a rash of Break and Enter incidents in the South Cariboo area as of late.

MVI driver may have been impaired

Sept. 11 – In the early morning hours, members responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision on Hwy 97 at 70 Mile House. A northbound tractor trailer combination vehicle went off road right. The damage was significant and the male driver was seriously injured. Further investigation led to a Search Warrant being granted to seize samples of the male’s blood and urine. The matter is still under investigation and investigators are waiting for results from the RCMP Laboratory. No charges have been laid at this point.

Missing hunter found

Sept. 11 – In the evening hours, a male was reported to be several hours overdue from his daytime hunt near the Big Bar Ski Trails. This was very out of character. and Clinton RCMP began a Missing Person investigation with the 100 Mile House Search and Rescue Team. Approximately eight hours into the search, the male was located uninjured and safe but very cold. The male’s ATV broke down so he built a fire and stayed put until help arrived.

Missing man found deceased

Sept. 19 – Members responded to a complaint of a vehicle down an embankment on Hwy 97. Members located a pickup truck nose down in the small lake approximately 3 kms south of Clinton. The body of a male was also found floating beside the vehicle. The vehicle and male were later identified as having been missing for nearly nine days from Surrey. The incident is being investigated by the BC Coroner Service and an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist. The matter was largely publicized on social media and thus brought our small community into the spotlight briefly.

Prevent bear foraging

Being the early Fall again, it’s that time to remind people to securely store their trash and recycling. Fruit trees need to be picked and rotting fruit removed from the ground. There have been numerous bear sightings in the community so far and this will likely increase prior to hibernation.  Let’s all do our part to keep the bears out of town. In situations requiring attention, remember to call the BC Conservation Service or to reach out to us locally.

School speed zones

Also of note, with our children back in school now, we ask that you remember and adhere to school speed zones. It’s every driver’s responsibility to know the speed limit when they are operating a Motor Vehicle. Please be responsible and help to keep our students, staff and parents safe.