Vernon RCMP responded to 4,188 calls during fourth quarter of 2020

RCMP kept hopping

The Vernon RCMP's fourth quarter activity report shows police responded to 4,188 calls for service in the city.

A further 436 calls were from the Coldstream area, and 345 in the surrounding rural areas.

There were 1,263 criminal code offences in Vernon during the quarter, 66 in Coldstream, and 116 in the rural area.

Property offences numbered 744 in Vernon, 68 in Coldstream, and 42 were rural.

The stats reveal 401 charges were forwarded to Crown counsel, and 17 cases involved Police Dog Services. A total of 248 files involved the street entrenched population.

Of rural area cases, there were 270 calls for service in Armstrong, 299 in Spallumcheen, 456 in Enderby, 113 in Falkland, 258 in Lumby, and 162 on the Westside of Okanagan Lake.

A total of 834 violation tickets were handed out across the service area.

Twelve road checks were conducted 33 impaired drivers taken off the road. Six distracted driving charges were issued.

"The Vernon North Okanagan detachment continues to focus on the priorities of enhanced public safety, community connections and road safety," the report to city council states.

The Forensic Identification Section responded to 15 vehicle thefts, seven assaults, four break and enters and one homicide, among other crimes.

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