Trail and Greater District RCMP weekly report - 2023-07-31

Trail and Greater District

2023-07-31 15:00 PDT

Man causing a disturbance at the hospital gets arrested

File # 2023-3605

On Friday, July 28, 2023, at 2:07 a.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to an intoxicated 40-year-old Fruitvale man screaming loudly and refusing to leave the hospital located in the 1200 block of Hospital Bench Road, in Trail, BC. The man had been discharged from the hospital hours earlier; however, did not wish to leave and became confrontational with the medical staff. Officers attended the scene and arrested the man for causing a disturbance without incident and lodged him into the cell block at the Trail Detachment.

The 40-year-old Fruitvale man, when sober, was picked up the next morning by a family member, and expressed regret about his actions.

Our medical professionals do their best to deliver quality care while dealing with all sort of behaviour when completing their duties. Please keep this in mind when you attend the hospital. Kindness, patience, and understanding is always appreciated. Says Sgt. Wicentowich

Eyes wide open with street drug use

File # 2023-3600

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 8:32 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, and EHS responded to the report of a 35-year-old Trail man who laying on the grass and appeared to be deceased in the 1200 block of Esplanade Avenue, in Trail, BC. The man was confirmed to be alive upon attendance. He informed the first responders that he slept with his eyes open. The man had allegedly consumed street drugs prior to this interaction. Nearby companions informed first responders that they would looked after the man.

This was one of the more unusual calls we received regarding alleged street drug use. I hope his friends remember to moisturize his eyeballs every now and then. says Sgt. Wicentowich

Happy August long weekend!

August long weekend is an excellent time for travel and exploration, as many people take advantage of the extended break to embark on exciting journeys and activities. It is essential to prioritize safety during this period to ensure a memorable and trouble-free vacation. Whether you’re going on a road trip, flying to a new destination, or simply enjoying a staycation, these safety tips will help you make the most of your August long weekend.

  1. Plan Ahead: Before setting off on your adventure, plan your itinerary, including travel routes, accommodations, and activities. Share your travel plans with a family member or friend, so they know your whereabouts in case of emergency.
  2. Check Vehicle Safety: If you are going on a road trip, ensure your vehicle in is good condition. If you can, schedule a maintenance check to inspect brakes, tires, engine, and fluids. Carry an emergency kit, include a spare tire, jack, jumper cables, flashlight, and first-aid supplies.
  3. Pack Wisely: Keep travel documents, identification, and any required medications in a secure, easily accessible place.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Face it, it is hot! Whether you are travelling by car, place, or another mode of transportation, staying hydrated is crucial. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it whenever possible. Dehydration can lead to heat fatigue and sickness, so make an conscious effort to drink plenty of water throughout your journey.
  5. Drive Safely: If you are driving, adhere to all traffic rules, speed limits, and avoid distractions like texting or using a smartphone with driving. Take regular breaks to combat drive fatigue, and never drink and drive. If you are travelling long distances, share your driving duties with others to prevent exhaustion.
  6. Be Cautious: Always lock your vehicles and do not store your valuables inside when enjoying a holiday location or attraction.
  7. Respect Wildlife and Nature: If you are spending time in nature, follow the Leave No Trace principles. Respect wildlife from a safe distance, and never feed or approach wild animals. Dispose of trash properly and leave nature as you found it to preserve the environment for future visitors.
  8. Check Weather Conditions: Stay informed about weather conditions at your destination and along your travel route. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather, especially if you are engaging in outdoor activities. REMEMBER FIRES ARE BANNED!
  9. Purchase Travel Insurance: Invest in a comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances. Having insurance provides peace of mind and financial protection in case of unexpected events.
  10. Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with local news and travel advisories for your destination. Stay informed about any potential risks or safety concerns that may arise during your stay.

By following the above tips, you can enjoy your August long weekend travel experience! Remember to plan ahead, consider safety, and be prepared for any situation that may arise. With careful preparation and vigilance, you can make the most of your vacation and create lasting memories. Happy travels!!

Released by

S/Sgt. Kris Clark

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3961
Cell: 778-228-7857


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