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RCMP Injured Apprehending Fleeing Driver


March 6, 2017, West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit

On March 6, 2017 34 year old Conan Lee TAYLOR will appear in Nelson Provincial Court in relation to several criminal charges stemming from an incident on March 4, 2017 in Nelson.
Members of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit were conducting a project targeting drivers using their cell phones.

A police officer directed the driver of the vehicle to stop and upon asking him for his driver’s license the male fled in his vehicle. The police officer became entangled in the vehicle, was dragged a short distance before being thrown to the ground. That police officer sustained nonlife threatening injuries and was later treated at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Police officers had obtained the license plate and attended the male’s residence where he fled from police in his vehicle again. Due to the risk to the public, the police did not continue to pursue, but observed the male driving dangerously through a residential area. The male was located a short time later parking his vehicle at a mall. Another police officer was able to successfully block his vehicle preventing him from continuing to drive.

When the police officer tried to arrest him, the male was combative, resisting attempts to take him into custody. After a brief struggle during which the second police officer was injured, the male was taken into custody. He was found to be over the criminal limit for blood alcohol and under a ten year driving prohibition related to an impaired driving fatality.

Anyone who witnessed this incident are encouraged to contact the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit at 250-354-5180.

Sgt Chad Badry
West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit
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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:

 

Help the Police Find the Robbers

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On May 6, 2016 at 4:27 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a robbery at a business on 6th Avenue in Castlegar.

Two male suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from an employee leaving work. The victim was not injured during the robbery. The investigation is ongoing and further details relating to the incident are not being released at this time.

Police believe the two male suspects drove away in a white 90’s model Ford Explorer with a dark fender flares and a dark roof rack. The vehicle is believed to have travelled eastbound on Highway 3 from the uptown area.

If you have any information relating to this incident or suspect vehicle, please contact the Castlegar RCMP at (250) 365-7721.