RCMP deal with impaired drivers, break-ins

By on December 18, 2013
Sgt. Kevin Schur signals a vehicle to pull over during a check for impaired drivers. RCMP have stepped up these checks during the holiday season. (Richard McGuire photo)

Sgt. Kevin Schur signals a vehicle to pull over during a check for impaired drivers. RCMP have stepped up these checks during the holiday season. (Richard McGuire photo)

Four drivers were removed from the road by Osoyoos RCMP in Impaired Driving Counter Attack road checks last week.

A 22-year-old Burnaby man, a 57-year-old Osoyoos woman and a 48-year-old Osoyoos man received 90-day immediate roadside driving suspensions and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. A 44-year-old Spokane man received a three-day driving suspension.

Gifts stolen from shed

Personal Christmas gifts were stolen from a storage shed beside Curves during a break-in reported to Osoyoos RCMP Dec. 13.

A key lock box was pried off the plaza complex wall, RCMP said. Stolen gifts included hand-painted candle holders and gift cards.

Thieves steal BMX bike

Thieves entered an unlocked storage area on the 3600 block of Jasmine Drive and stole a black Fitbike BMX bike last week.

Osoyoos RCMP said the bike was reported stolen on Dec. 11 and had been removed some time in the previous few days.

Police warn public about fraud scams with fees for prizes

Osoyoos RCMP is warning the public about fraud scams following three recent incidents. In each case, the recipient was told they were receiving money or a benefit and was asked to provide money in order to receive it.

Two of the scams reported last week involved emails received on the Internet and one was a letter.

In one, a fictitious law firm claims the recipient has received an inheritance from a deceased family with no next of kin.

In another, the victim receives a “mystery shopper” advertisement with a cheque that looks real and is not valid from JP Morgan Chase Bank, Toronto branch.

RCMP is reminding the public that it doesn’t cost money to win money or claim a prize. If you are unsure or have been called by a fraud artist, please call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Section toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or contact them through www.phonebusters.com.

Call Osoyoos RCMP to report crime information tips

Anyone with information on crimes is asked to call the Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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