Bow Island/Foremost detachment area received a total of 42 calls for service during January. These calls ranged from traffic complaints to frauds.
During January a total of 80 tickets were issued. Sixty were within the County of 40 Mile and 20 within the Town of Bow Island.
On January 30, 2019 a member of the public attended the Bow Island RCMP Detachment to report a possible fraud, where a significant amount of money had been lost, this investigation remains open.
Police would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens that if the deal seems too good to be true, it likely is. In a world where technology is so readily accessed, please take extra steps to ensure you’re protected. If in doubt about possible fraud, contact the RCMP prior to sending any personal information or money to ensure you don’t fall victim to a fraud. Try using google to search the company that called you especially if the company is out of country.
RCMP would also like to remind everyone to report any suspicious activity, keep their vehicles locked and any valuable items out of sight. Vehicle thefts and mischief to vehicles remains high within the Province of Alberta and our area has been the victim to several. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions, concerns or want advice on pro-active measures.
With the recent cold weather please remember to be prepared when you travel. Have a full tank of gas, warm clothes, booster cables and a tow rope. A person can never be too cautious in this cold weather.
According to the Traffic Safety Calendar February is Distracted Driving Month. Young Drivers of Canada considers distracted driving to be one of the leading causes of collisions today. Unfortunately, collisions involving distracted driving don’t just include young or inexperienced drivers. Today’s distracted driving statistics shows that distracted driving affects everyone.
If you’re not paying attention, that split second can make the difference between life and death for you or for another person.
Take care and be safe!
See you next month.
Sgt. Neil BAILEY
Bow Island/Foremost Detachment.