Revelstoke RCMP link crime drop to liquor enforcement

Revelstoke RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen has credited stepped up liquor enforcement as the reason behind year-to-date drops in personal and property offences in and around Revelstoke.

Revelstoke RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen has credited stepped up liquor enforcement as the reason behind year-to-date drops in personal and property offences in and around Revelstoke.

The news came at the Mar. 22 Revelstoke city council meeting. Crime statistics are presented on a monthly basis, and Olsen also made a very brief presentation to council.

In municipal Revelstoke, offences falling under the crimes against a “person” category dropped from 36 in the first two months of 2010 to 13 in the same period in 2011. Property offences dropped from 52 to 31.

“We’ve had a very aggressive bar program going on with the local liquor inspector, and I think that has a lot to do with some of our property crimes and personal offences decreases,” Olsen told council.

Liquor Act offences dropped from 45 in January/February 2010 to 26 in January/February 2011.

Out-of-bounds/missing persons incidents at Revelstoke Mountain Resort have also dropped. There were 21 during the first two months of 2010, down to 8 during the same period in 2011. “We’ve had a good year in the backcountry and at the ski hill,” Olsen said. “Fatalities are down this year both in the backcountry and at the ski hill.”

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Haze over Okanagan and Shuswap skies may have drifted from Siberia

Few active wildifres so far this summer in B.C.

Guerrilla Gigs replacing Streetfest this summer in Revelstoke

Buy one of 30 tickets the Sunday before the Wednesday show

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway open to single-lane traffic west of Revelstoke due to flooding

The highway between Revelstoke and Golden is also open again

Mt. Revelstoke summit and back country closed to dogs permanently

Dogs allowed on-leash only in some other areas

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

First glimpse of Canada’s true COVID-19 infection rate expected mid-July

At least 105,000 Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus was identified

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Most Read