Revelstoke RCMP had a busy evening on Oct. 31, attending to a number of disturbances over the Halloween evening, including concerning drug and alcohol overdoses and a serious assault.
In a Nov. 2 media release, Revelstoke RMCP Detachment Commander Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky summarized the incidents:
During the evening there were several calls for service which were directly related to the festivities of the evening.
The nights 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 cause disturbance requiring assistance from 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.
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 reportedly trespassing in a hotel hot-tub at approximately 4 a.m. and finally a serious assault causing bodily harm was reported and police attended to the hospital to investigate.
Police also conducted traffic enforcement throughout the evening with check stops. Several complaints were received of vehicles travelling too fast for conditions while youth were out trick or treating. Drivers are reminded to slow down for both road conditions and pedestrian traffic.