In the early morning hours of January 1st, five people were arrested in separate incidents and transported to Bella Coola Detachment cells. Two were released the next morning with no charges, a third was released with conditions and a court date for a previous domestic incident, and the final two were released with a Liquor Control and Licensing Act violation ticket.
Bella Coola RCMP responded to two separate single motor vehicle accidents with injuries in the early afternoon of January 1st. Slippery road conditions at the time of the accidents were determined to be the cause and no charges are being laid by Police.
On January 9th while on patrol, Police located an intoxicated male in the Bella Coola townsite having a hard time walking on the roadway. Due to the level of intoxication the male was arrested and transported to cells for the night. He was released in the morning and issued a violation ticket under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.
On January 10th Police located a male walking in Bella Coola while consuming alcohol. The male was arrested for breaching his conditions and transported to cells, where he was later released with a court date for the new Criminal Code charge.
A second intoxicated male was also located by Police outside of his residence on January 10th, where he was arrested and lodged in cells for the night and released in the morning when sober.
On January 11th Police arrested an intoxicated male after a domestic incident. The male was later released with a court date and conditions.
On January 29th Police arrested a male after an RCMP investigation revealed the male had committed various Criminal Code offences on previous dates. The male was held in cells, and later released on conditions and a court date.
On January 31st Police and Ambulance responded to 4 Mile Subdivision for a report of an intoxicated male in distress. Ambulance transported the male to the Bella Coola Hospital where the male spoke with Police. No Criminal Code charges are being laid at this time.