Trail and Greater District RCMP weekly report - 2023-09-26

GRC de Trail et de la région métropolitaine

2023-09-26 11:42 HAP

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Youth offered a ride from a stranger


On September 22, 2023, at 12:29 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a complaint from a concerned mother after a 40-year-old Castlegar man allegedly offered ride and money to her daughter who was walking by herself near Spokane Street, in downtown Trail, BC. The mother and daughter suspected that this man may have been solicitating the youth and reported the incident to police.

The officer was provided with a detailed description of the man and his grey truck. The officer conducted patrols in downtown Trail. The officer located the man and his truck on Bay Avenue and detained him roadside. The officer questioned the man; however, he denied any criminal wrongdoing in the matter.

The investigation continues.

Unfortunately, in this incident, we do not have enough evidence to forward criminal charges at this time. Trail RCMP will be continuing to monitoring the downtown core for this type of activity. There a certain members of the public looking to take advantage of the vulnerable population with addictions. says Sgt. Wicentowich, The youth and her mother did all of the right things in this situation, and were able to provide details to the officer that lead to his identification. Trail RCMP will remain vigilant to protect our youth and vulnerable population.

New Facility Support Dog at RCMP Victim Services

Ireland is our new Facility Support Dog at RCMP Victim Services at the Trail and Greater District Detachment! She is a black lab/golden retriever cross and was purpose-bred and specially chosen for her new working role. Ireland was raised and trained by the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides operates under the highest training standards. They are a founding member of the Canadian Association of Guide & Assistance Dog Schools and a fully accredited member of International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.

Facility Support Dogs (or also known as Justice Facility Dogs) assist Canadian professional agencies working with vulnerable people who have been impacted by trauma/tragedy or have been the victim of a crime. Ireland is specifically trained to provide compassionate support, attuned presence, and a calming influence to those experiencing extreme emotional responses to certain events. The impacts seen by professionals when deploying the dog are nothing short of amazing.

New Facility Support Dog at RCMP Victim Services

Facility Dogs provide cathartic and healing touch where human responders cannot, they may help reduce negative stress responses and increase positive neurochemical production in the body, they may reduce blood pressure and heart rate, they may help people to function better cognitively which would assist victims in their ability to effectively communicate and improve memory. Some of the ways in which Victims Services will use Ireland are: crisis intervention (including on scene support and debriefings), client meetings, agency visits, forensic interviews, police statements, court accompaniment, and hospital examinations. Ireland and her handler will receive ongoing training and yearly assessments to ensure her clients are getting the best possible trauma informed, client centred care.

Along with providing direct support to clients, Ireland will be engaging in community events and public education. She is identified by her red vest.

Ireland is such an exciting addition to our team at Victim Services and we cant wait to see all the positive impacts she will make. Ireland would like to thank the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary and Sgt. Mike Wicentowich for their support in bringing Ireland to our program!

Diffusé par :

Cap. James Grandy

S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Sud-Est
Bureau : 250-460-2398

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