RCMP third quarter statistics show there were more than 100 calls for service in Spallumcheen in each of July

RCMP third quarter statistics show there were more than 100 calls for service in Spallumcheen in each of July

Officers busy in Spallumcheen

RCMP third-quarter statistics show there were more than 100 calls for service in each of July, August and September.

Police calls in Spallumcheen remain steady.

RCMP third-quarter statistics show there were more than 100 calls for service in each of July, August and September.

“What people have to understand is every time you phone the police, that’s a file,” said Mayor Janice Brown.

“If someone phones to complain about a farm vehicle on the road, that’s a file.”

There were 101 calls for service in September, down from 103 in the same month in 2015; 113 calls in August (up from 87 the year before) and 102 calls in July, up for 100 in the same month the year prior.

The highest number of calls involved motor vehicle accidents, of which there were 10 in July, double the amount in July 2015.

In Armstrong, there were 132 files in July, up significantly from 77 the year before. There were 95 files in August, down from 104 in 2015, and 139 calls in September, up from 118 the year before.

Theft from vehicles rose in each month from the year prior, going from 1 to 11 in July, zero to nine in August and three to seven in September.

Holiday schedule

Spallumcheen’s township office will be closed Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 for Christmas holidays.

The office will reopen Jan. 3.

As a result, the first council meeting of the year, which would normally be Jan. 2, has been cancelled. The first meeting of 2017 will take place Jan. 16.

Operational procedures such as snow plowing will be maintained by the township’s public works department throughout the holiday closure.