By Cpl. Dave Johnson
Trail and Greater District Detachment
On Feb. 1, police were advised of a pedestrian becoming angry at the driver of a car after a near collision between the two in the Warfield area. The pedestrian felt that the driver did not stop at a stop sign and nearly hit them and their dog.
The pedestrian confronted the vehicle after they noticed the vehicle was returning back up the street after picking up a passenger. During the confrontation it is alleged that the pedestrian yelled at the driver and then punched the driver in the upper arm. The pedestrian then struck the car with their walking stick. The driver drove away and called police. The investigation continues.
Police are investigating two incidents of a forged prescription pad being used at local pharmacies in an attempt to get medications. In both instances the alert staff recognized the situation and police were called. An arrest was made and a Trail resident was released on a promise to appear in court.
On Feb. 7, police were called to the downtown are of Trail where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. The collision was at a slower speed and the pedestrian was treated and released from KBRH with a small laceration and bruising. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing the street on a green light and due to the bright sun and shadows from buildings was not visible to the driver of the car. A violation ticket was issued to the driver who stayed at the scene of the incident and awaited police attendance.
Police would like to remind all drivers that during this time of year the day time temperature can cause melting of snow that then freezes once the sun goes down and temperatures drop. Please be cautious of road conditions.