Revelstoke New Year’s Eve police beat

The New Year's Even incidents included a couple MVIs, several fights, seven tickets for consuming liquor in public, and much more.

Revelstoke's SiFi played the Mackenzie Common Tavern on New Year's Eve. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke RCMP issued a media release on Jan. 2 providing a rundown of New Year’s Eve police incidents. The incidents included a couple MVIs, several fights, seven tickets for consuming liquor in public, and much more. The evening capped off a busy month for the detachment; call volume for the month was up by 232 over last year. Here’s the Revelstoke RCMP rundown of police events:

New Year’s Eve in Revelstoke

Between the hours of 8 pm on Sunday December 31, 2017 and 8 am on Monday January 1, 2018 the Revelstoke RCMP Detachment attended to and investigated twenty two (22) occurrences. These included:

-Public Mischief
-Causing a Disturbance (i.e. noise) (x2)
-False Property/Panic Alarms (x2)
-Uttering Threats to a Person
-By-law incidents – (Public nuisance: fighting, intoxication, urinating in public place) (x3)
-Consume Liquor in Public (x7)
-Motor Vehicle Collisions (x2)
-False 911 call
-Attempted Break and Enter to Residence (Intoxicated Persons at wrong house!)
-Missing Person – query to locate
-Fights (x2)
-Assist Fire Rescue Services

In addition to these calls for service, police officers also conducted traffic stops of drivers to confirm sobriety. Seven violation tickets were issued for public intoxication under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. Several warnings were issued for distracted driving and other driving infractions.

Over the course of the New Year’s Eve celebrations three persons were lodged into police cells in order to ensure their safety and were released when sober, to ensure their well-being. One person spent New Year’s Eve in cells due to outstanding warrants.

The month of December was noticeably busier than previous years. By the end of 2017 the RCMP experienced an increase of 232 calls for service over last year’s level. The Revelstoke RCMP Detachment and the police officers of the RCMP Trans-Canada East Traffic Services, (based out of the Revelstoke Detachment), attended to 49 reportable collisions in December 2017. Two of these collisions also resulted in fatalities.

The Revelstoke RCMP thank the community for their assistance and patience during these busy times.

We wish everyone the best in the New Year, with peace and safety for all!