Revelstoke RCMP swamped with calls on New Year’s long weekend

Revelstoke RCMP respond to 50 calls over New Years long weekend, including missing skier, bar brawl.

A little too much alcohol kept the Revelstoke RCMP busy over the New Year's long weekend.

Revellers were out in force in Revelstoke last weekend, making for a busy few days for the Revelstoke RCMP to close out the holiday season.

Police responded to 50 calls from New Year’s Eve to the end of the holiday long-weekend, including ones for impaired driving, a bar fight, a missing skier and numerous noise complaints.

“This is above average for this time of year however by having on several extra officers at certain busy times each call was dealt with in a timely fashion,” said Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky in a news release.

One man had to spend New Years Eve on Mount Mackenzie after he went missing outside the boundaries of Revelstoke Mountain Resort near Greeley Bowl. The resort sent their groomers to the area to find signs of the man, but he was not located until Search & Rescue flew into the area on New Years Day.

RCMP dealt with two impaired driving investigations, two abandoned vehicle calls, a mischief to property and an issue under the Mental Health Act to start New Years Eve. After midnight, numerous noise complaints, people causing a disturbance, and impaired driving calls came in.

A fight broke out outside one bar, where more than 150 people had gathered, sending two men to hospital. Another man required medical attention inside another bar. Four people were taken to the drunk tank that night.

Police also responded to a break and enter when the front window was broken at a downtown business.

The rowdiness continued New Year’s Day, when police had to deal with numerous mischief complaints, both lost and found property, threats, driving complaints, vagrancy, noise issues and public drunkenness. Most significant was a violent domestic assault call.

On Saturday, Jan. 2, there was another assault, more driving complaints, multiple false alarms and more found property.

“The Revelstoke RCMP wishes to thank the community for the assistance of calling in events as they observed them as well as a thank you to those who chose to use a designated driver when they had consumed too much,” wrote Grabinsky.

Call volumes have since returned to normal levels.

 

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