Little Fort man arrested after crashing into another vehicle – Clearwater Times
Submitted by Sgt. GD Simpson
At 11:14 a.m., a 76-year-old woman from Devon, Alberta called Clearwater RCMP to report that she had left her purse at a restaurant in Little Fort on March 23. The complainant did not realize he was missing for some time and called the restaurant on March 28. She was informed by the waitress serving her that she had found the purse and everything was still there.
The complainant showed up on March 29 and noted that her credit card holder was missing from the purse and that a TV remote was now in its place. The credit card holder had the complainant’s Visa, Mastercard and Alberta driver’s license. A spare vehicle key was also removed from the purse.
The credit cards have since been cancelled, but before that the Mastercard was used at a Pizza Pizza restaurant. It was unclear at what location or what time of day, but Mastercard has since refunded the fee.
const. Klassen attended the dinner and was informed that the owner was unwilling to come and review the watch at that time. The owner later informed that due to the power outage a few days before, the monitoring equipment was not working. The complainant was informed of this information and although disappointed, he fully understood the circumstances.
At 7:04 p.m., Clearwater RCMP received a call from a 61-year-old Little Fort man that he was in his pickup truck and had just been run over by another elderly Little Fort man. 54 years old, in another van. Both parties were in the 9000 block of McGarrigle St, Little Fort.
const. Van Woudenberg arrived and located the Complainant and a third 41-year-old male, also from Little Fort, in the Complainant’s truck, a white GMC 2500. Both explained that the Complainant had come to speak to a 74-year-old Little Fort. woman, and the 54-year-old man was outside. He had turned on the music and the Complainant tried to unplug the line to silence the music.
The 54-year-old had yelled at them to leave, and as the complainant tried to start the vehicle, the 54-year-old jumped into his truck, a red Chevrolet pickup truck, and rammed him into the truck twice of the complainant, rendering him inoperable. The man then pulled his truck forward, parked it and drove into the house.
The other two men had previously refused an ambulance, but have now asked the police to call an ambulance as the two were starting to hurt each other. BC Ambulance arrived and transported the two to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater.
const. Van Woudenberg arrested the 54-year-old for assault with a weapon and breaching the peace. He was handcuffed, searched and placed in a police vehicle. The man was visibly staggering and stumbling throughout this investigation, due to his inebriated condition. The 74-year-old provided the man with a shirt and coat as he was not wearing one.
A local towing company was called to tow the complainant’s vehicle to the yard. The 54-year-old man was transported to Clearwater Detachment and housed in cells until he was sober. Constable Klassen was re-arrested, warned the 54-year-old, and served a subpoena for dangerous operation of a conveyance and mischief with a court date of May 24, 2022. This case is still under investigation.
Clearwater RCMP responded to 31 calls for service last week.
sergeant. GD Simpson is the Commanding Officer of Clearwater RCMP. Anyone with information about a crime is encouraged to call Clearwater RCMP at 250-674-2237 or, to report anonymously, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.