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Trail RCMP Update June 3, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2523

On May 28, 2019, at 5:44 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to the report of an intentionally set fire outside of the Gescan building in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue, in Trail, BC. The RCMP conducted an investigation and identified an alleged suspect. The RCMP located and arrested the alleged 34-year-old male suspect near the area of the fire.

The 34-year-old male suspect will make his first court appearance on August 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Provincial Court, in Rossland, BC.
The RCMP are still determining if there are any connections to the seven grass fires lit along Columbia Avenue on the Silver City Day Weekend, in May 2019.
The charge against the suspect will be Arson for causing damage to property contrary to Section 434 of the Criminal Code.

Additionally: Wildfire Prevention

The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP are beginning to receive complaints of people throwing cigarette butts out of windows of vehicles. The RCMP would like to remind the public that discarded cigarette butts can start fires which can quickly become out of control due to the dry conditions in Trail and the Greater area. This could result in damage to property and serious harm or death to the public. Anyone caught throwing a cigarette butt out a vehicle window can face fines under the BC Motor Vehicle Act for littering. Any associated damage or harm to human life that result from this type of negligence can result in criminal and civil consequences to the perpetrator(s).

Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2581

On May 31, 2019, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint of a black bear roaming the neighbourhood in the area of Bay Avenue and Topping Street, in West Trail, BC. The bear was dispatched by the RCMP due to the risk to the general public which included children in the area at the time of the incident.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP remind the public to secure their garbage in an effort to reduce animal attractants and human-wildlife conflict.

Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2585

On May 31, 2019, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint of speeding vehicles during school hours in the Glenmerry Elementary School Zone, in Trail, BC. The RCMP would like to remind the public that school is still in operation until the end of the school year on June 27, 2019.

Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2596

On June 1, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a call of an assault with a weapon at the Tunnel Pub located on Schofield Highway, in Trail, BC. A 54-year-old male was hit in the face with a beer glass by another 54-year-old male assailant during a verbal dispute. Alcohol was a factor in the situation. The assailant fled the scene; however, was located and arrested by the RCMP. The assailant was held in custody overnight and released on conditions not to communicate with the victim, not to attend the Tunnel Pub, and to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and non-prescription drugs.
The assailant will make his first court appearance on August 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Provincial Court, in Rossland, BC.

Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2607

On June 2, 2019, at 5:53 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a call of a sudden death of a 60-year-old male along the Columbia River near the Bailey Street and Bay Avenue, in downtown Trail, BC. The death is not considered suspicious at this time and the BC Coroner Service is the lead investigating agency.

Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP File # 2019-2616

On June 2, 2019, at 3:31 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP conducted an investigation into the alleged impaired driving of a 42-year-old male driver and his vehicle on the Schofield Highway, in Warfield, BC. The driver and vehicle was swerving in and out of his lane and smashed the side of his vehicle into the cement median at one point. The RCMP located the driver and his damaged vehicle. The driver found to be under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle and failed a roadside screening device breath test administered by the RCMP officer. The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Driving Prohibition under Section 215.43(2.1) of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and has his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment will continue its enhanced campaign against impaired driving in order to make the roadways safer for the public throughout the summer.

Sergeant Mike Wicentowich
NCO i/c Trail Detachment
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) / Government of Canada
mike.wicentowich @ rcmp-grc.gc.ca (remove spaces around @ to restore email address)
Tel: 250-368-2180
Cel: 250-231-1704
Fax: 250-364-1453

High Risk Driving Blitz Yields Impaired Drivers

The RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit was active this past weekend as part of a month long ‘High Risk Driving Blitz’. You can read about it on the Trail detachment’s website. It doesn’t give a bunch of statistics, only the number of tickets issued during the blitz – 116. But it does point out a few of the problem drivers they encountered.

They took a drunk driver off the road in a school zone at 3:30PM in Warfield. That’s around the time kids are out and about in the area . . . good that they got him of the road.

One day at Wilgress Lake the twice encountered a broken down vehicle and its driver. The first time they gave him a lift so he could get help. The next time they saw him he was behind the wheel of that same broken down vehicle as it was being illegally towed by a pick-up truck. Turns out the driver of the towing vehicle failed the roadside alcohol test so they stopped him doing what he was doing . . . and took away his license to drive for 90 days. So instead of saving the cost of a single tow job they ended up with both vehicles being towed and a fine as well. A membership in BCAA would have been cheaper . . .

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Leads to Charges

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On November 30, 2013, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Trail RCMP were dispatched to a singleĀ  vehicle motor vehicle crash involving an automobile on Hwy 3B just south of Fruitvale.

Investigation has revealed that the vehicle was driven by a Linda ENOKSEN 57 years old of the Genelle area with three male passengers when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.

The vehicle was traveling east on Hwy 3B when it went off road right and down over an embankment. A male passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene while the driver sustained very serious injuries. The other two passengers received only minor injuries.

After a lengthy investigation Ms. ENOKSEN has been charged with the following.
Sec 255(3)cc – Impaired Causing Death
Sec 255(2)cc – Impaired Causing Bodily Harm
Sec 255(3.1)cc – Driver Over .08 Causing Death
Sec 255(2.1)cc – Driver Over .08 Causing Bodily Harm
Sec 249(4)cc – Dangerous Driving Causing Death
Sec 249(3)cc – Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm

Ms ENOKSEN first appearance is set for January 08, 2015.