Vehicle looses control on icy road

Drunken youth

  • Jan. 25, 2011 6:00 a.m.
Jan. 17 at 7:45 a.m. Burns Lake RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle roll over accident near the 19 kilometre mark of Hwy. 16.  A 2007 Ford Ranger pick up truck appears to have lost control on the icy road surface and entered the steep ditch. The vehicle then rolled onto its roof. The two occupants received minor injuries and were able to exit the vehicle prior to emergency services arrival. No major injuries were reported. The two occupants were taken to Burns Lake hospital by EHS.

Jan. 17 at 7:45 a.m. Burns Lake RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle roll over accident near the 19 kilometre mark of Hwy. 16. A 2007 Ford Ranger pick up truck appears to have lost control on the icy road surface and entered the steep ditch. The vehicle then rolled onto its roof. The two occupants received minor injuries and were able to exit the vehicle prior to emergency services arrival. No major injuries were reported. The two occupants were taken to Burns Lake hospital by EHS.

Drunken youth

Jan. 17, at 3:55 a.m. Burns Lake RCMP on patrol located a very intoxicated 16 yr. old male trying to make his way down the middle of Hwy. 16.

The youth was arrested and given protective custody. He was released nine hours later to his grandmother and provided with a liquor act violation ticket.

Vehicle mischief

Jan. 17, 2011 at 5:20 a.m. Burns Lake RCMP were notified of some mischief to a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Ninth Ave.

Over night the windshield and the side window of the car had been smashed. No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Family incident

Jan. 18, 2011 at 9:36 p.m. Burns Lake RCMP attended to a residence in the 7000 block of Uncha Lake Rd. An intoxicated 21 yr. old male had threatened to harm his mother and then chased her out of her home.

The suspect was located and arrested for numerous criminal code offences including breaching his court order. He was remanded into custody and will appear before a judge on Jan 26 for his bail hearing.

Cold and wandering

Jan. 19, at 1:45 a.m. Burns Lake RCMP were called out to a home on Amendt Rd., Southbank.

A 29 yr. old male was reported trying to cause harm to himself by walking into the frigid waters of Francois Lake.

The suspect then returned to his house and a short timer later exited the home again and walked towards the lake. RCMP officers attended and the suspect then fled deep into the bush hiding from police. Burns Lake RCMP requested and obtained the services of the RCMP police dog.

A search ensued and the suspect was located in deep bush at 10:30 a.m. after walking three to four kilometers in deep snow and difficult terrain.

The suspect was suffering from hyperthermia. Appropriate first aid was administered by RCMP and the suspect was then transported from the bush area to awaiting EHS by snowmobile. He was treated at the Burns Lake hospital and he is seeking further mental health treatment.

Acting out

Jan. 20, at 5:45 p.m. Burns Lake RCMP attended to a residence on Olsen Rd. as a result of a 37 yr. old male talking about harming other people.

The male suspect had also acted out and caused damage to a vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and was located hiding in a laundry room at another residence.

The male was noted to be intoxicated and did not appear to be taking his medication. He was arrested and transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The male was then lodged until sober and returned to the hospital for further medical treatment.