Lots of tricks — no treats — for our local cops on Halloween

The festivities of Halloween 2015 kept the Revelstoke RCMP quite busy, says Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky.
“It seems a bit much for one 12 hour period here in Revelstoke but it was non-stop calls,” the detachment commander said. “During the evening there were several calls for service which were directly related to the festivities of the evening.”
The night started with a commercial alarm which was found to be false, a complaint of uttering threats over social media, a traffic complaint on the Trans-Canada Highway, a disturbance requiring assistance from the BC Ambulance Service, which was then followed by a collision in Rogers Pass.
“After midnight police attended to a local liquor establishment where a patron was overdosing on a drug suspected to be mushrooms, followed by several intoxicated people yelling on a residential street, and a youth intoxicated in a park needing medical assistance and a ride home,” Grabinsky said. “Near bar closing, two males were found unconscious outside a bar requiring medical assistance as they were under the influence of MDMA. Both were cleared medically by the BCAS and then lodged into cells as there was nobody to care for them. Another male youth was found vomiting on the front steps of a residence and in medical distress and was required to be transported to the hospital and then home to parents. Several persons were reported to be trespassing in a hotel hot-tub at approximately 4 am and finally a serious Assault Causing Bodily Harm was reported and police attended to the hospital to investigate.”
He said police also conducted check stops throughout the evening with several people complaining about vehicles travelling too fast for conditions while youth were out Trick or Treating.