RCMP Report Nov. 6 - Nov. 13

Cpl. Nathan Dame

Detachment Commander, Gabriola RCMP

Tuesday, November 15 2016

Nov. 11 - the Gabriola RCMP was honoured to host the Remembrance Day ceremonies and were proud to see the veterans lined up in front of the detachment. The RCMP would like to thank all the people involved in organizing and participating in the days ceremony.

 On November 11, and since that day, I fielded several questions in regards to the constable standing on South Rd with a RCMP patrol carbine. I can appreciate the communities concerns as it can look intimidating. Each year on Remembrance Day each detachment commander is provided information on what threat level Canada is on for Remembrance day. There was no direct threat to Gabriola I still made the decision to have a constable standing away from the ceremony but close enough to respond incase of an emergency. This decision was made only to ensure the RCMP, the veterans and the public’s safety throughout the ceremony. If you have further questions and see me around Gabriola please come and talk to me and I can explain further. 

Nov. 6  - 1:50pm the RCMP received a report of an abandoned 911 call from a residence. It was determined false on attendance.

Nov. 7 - 10am. The RCMP was asked to check on a horse that looked to be in distress and could not fit in his barn. 

The constable attended and found the horse to be well looked after. 

The owner explained that the horse liked to be out in the rain but did not like his head in the rain. The horse would stick its head under the barn leaving his body to get rained on.

Nov. 9 - 4:30am. The RCMP responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The RCMP attended and found it to be a verbal argument. No arrests made.

Nov. 11 - 9:30am. A neighbour dispute was received that one neighbour was cutting the other neighbour hedge. The RCMP attended and an agreement was made between the two.

Nov. 11 - 8pm. A report of an intoxicated male in the parking lot of Folklife Village was received. The male was assessed by BC Ambulance staff and provided a ride home to ensure his safety.