Category Archives: Alerts

Discarded computer tablets found

News Release

File Number: 18-1043

On March 5, 2018 Trail and Greater District RCMP recovered computer tablets.

Police were called by a concerned citizen who located four electronic devices (tablets) that were partially buried in the snow in East Trail. The tablets are from different manufacturers and are different sizes and the complainant felt that they may be stolen.

Due to the amount of battery life left in some of the devices, police feel that the devices were not left in the snow for very long, however, there are no recent reports of the theft of any of these types of devices.

If you have any information regarding this incident or have had one of these types of devices go missing, please contact the Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566.

Thank you,

Cpl Devon REID
Trail RCMP

Counterfeit US bills going around

Press Release

File Number: 18-1042, 18-1046, 18-1056
March 6, 2018
Fake US Currency circulating around Trail

Trail RCMP have recovered counterfeit US bills from several businesses and banks around the City. $1, $10, $20 and $50 US bills have been passed at several businesses within the last week.

The bills are slightly smaller, have poor colouring and do not feel like real currency paper.

Security features such as security thread, watermarks, and colour shifting numbers are not present on these fake bills. Several Trail residents have been identified making purchases with the fake bills. Police are investigating.

Trail RCMP ask the public to be extra diligent when accepting US cash and notify the detachment at 250-364-2566 if someone tries to use this counterfeit currency.

Darren OELKE Sgt.
Trail and Greater District Detachment


Flood Info Now Has Evacuation Alert for Manly Meadows

It’s the 12th of May and this weekend is when the next expected high water levels should happen. The site’s front page flood info has been expanded and now contains

The updated May 12 forecast shows newer, lower, numbers for this weekend. Click on the graphic to see a larger version.

The projected averages for Saturday and Sunday have gone down quite a bit from the 9th to the 12th.

On the 9th some values were in the 100 year range but now the worst are in the 10 year range.

These are still forecasts so do not take these values as what will happen and turn your back on the river – be vigilant, be prepared.

The Evacuation Alert

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Be Wary and Be Safe

The RCMP have asked, and it”s a good idea, that we remind you that during the holiday period some fraud schemes ramp up. Especially ones where you are asked to send money because it is urgent.

If a relative contacts you asking for emergency money and they are off in a place you didn’t expect them to be do not send them money before you check to see if this person really is who they say they are. Try getting in touch with them or their friends and family in the way you normally would and ask them to help you verify the request is real.

If you get an email or phone call from the ‘Canada Revenue Agency’ do not comply with the requests or click on the links. the CRA is not calling or emailing – if they have something important to notify you about they will send you real, registered, mail.  Instead look up the contact information for the CRA and get in touch with them yourself. The CRA has a section in its website called “Protect yourself against fraud” dedicated to this.

Other places you can learn more to protect yourself: