It was a slower week for the Fort St. James RCMP, with only 48 calls. RCMP in Fort St. James normally respond to nearly double the number of call outs.
Nov. 8 at 9:45 p.m.
RCMP responded to a call from the Stuart Lake Hospital that a woman at the hospital reported she had been sexually assaulted in the Eagle Court Townhouses.
RCMP investigated and the victim identified a suspect who was known to her and he was then located and arrested.
The suspect was remanded into custody and will appear in court in early December.
Nov. 9 1:27 a.m.
RCMP went out on patrols to a report of a possible drunk driver. The caller identified the vehicle as a purple Mazda on Sampson Road.
Patrols then located a green Dodge Colt driving erratically which they pulled over.
They determined it was the vehicle reported but had been misidentified.
The river of the vehicle did not hold a valid drivers licence and when taken back to the precinct for breath samples, the samples were reportedly two times the legal limit.
The suspect will appear in court Feb. 25, 2014.
Nov. 9 5:30 a.m.
A Tache resident reported his aunt had taken his silver 2013 Ford F150 pickup without permission.
An RCMP member was called out to attend, and discovered the vehicle had been returned.
The complainant reported the vehicle had been returned five minutes after he had reported it missing but had not thought to call back to the RCMP and he did not want the RCMP to follow through with any action on the complaint.
This resulted in expensive overtime for a member which would likely easily have been prevented had the complainant informed dispatch of the situation.
Nov. 9 4:38 p.m.
A female reported she had been assaulted by another female earlier in the day because of an argument over puppies.
The complainant reported she was giving away puppies downtown when the suspect took two of them.
The complainant later saw the other woman attempting to sell the same puppies.
When the complainant tried to get the puppies back she reported she was pushed down.
The complainant had wanted RCMP to get the puppies back, however, they did not have the power to do so in this case as the complainant had given them up.
Nov. 10 12:10 a.m.
RCMP were called to a residence on Greenview on Nak’azdli Reserve.
A female reported her husband was intoxicated and causing problems.
Police arrived and found the man did appear intoxicated and the male was arrested for mischief. However, further investigation reportedly revealed the female had punched the male and the male was subsequently released and the female was taken into custody for domestic assault.
The intoxicated male was released into the care of a sober friend at the time.