By Cpl. Dave JohnsonTrail and Greater District Detachment
On Feb. 21 police were called to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for what was a reported gunshot wound. Investigation revealed that there had been a trio of males out target shooting in the Birchbank area when a ricochet caused injury to one of the parties. While the incident was deemed an accident the criminal charges of careless use of a firearm are being sought from Crown Counsel.
During the middle of the week at 7 p.m. police were called to a business in the downtown area of Trail where a male was very intoxicated and had to be asked to leave the store. The male complied but left his identification at the store, police received other calls about this male as people were concerned for his safety. Patrols located the male who was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place, issued a violation ticket and was taken home to be turned over to another sober person to care for him.
Police are stepping up enforcement of the distracted driving laws in the area. Fifteen violations were given out over a few hours of focused patrols over a two day period last weekend. The RCMP would like to remind everyone about this dangerous habit and encourage all to resist the temptation to just check that new text or email or answer the incoming call while driving.
There has been an increased amount of attempted telephone and computer scams being reported over the past week. Police encourage people to be suspicious of any offer that sounds profitable but requires you to send money to someone. While these incidents are hard to trace they can cost victims significant amounts of money