During the August long weekend, Smithers RCMP were kept busy responding to 55 incidents, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to impaired driving, assaults and alcohol related offences.
On August 3 2012 at approx. 12:00 p.m, Smithers RCMP responded to a report of three males behaving suspiciously, appearing to trying to open business doors in the alley near 3800 block Queen Street with one male carrying a pair of Nunchaku.
Police located the three individuals, and confiscated the Nunchaku as they are a prohibited weapon.
The three males were released on scene, but possible charges are pending.
On August 6 2012, Smithers RCMP received a report of two missing hikers north of Smithers.
The two female hikers had become separated from their group and did not arrive at their destination on the 9000 Forest Service road as planned.
Smithers Search and Rescue along with the RCMP Police Dog Services initiated a search of the area.
The two hikers subsequently found their way and arrived at their destination and the search was called off.
Both hikers were uninjured and reported that after getting turned around, they located the trail again and trekked out.
On August 7, 2012, at approx. 11:50 p.m., Smithers RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on a semi-tractor trailer on Hwy 16 near Telkwa.
The truck was observed swerving from side to side while traveling down the highway.
Subsequent investigation revealed the 55-year-old male driver was impaired by alcohol.
The driver was released once sober with a court date and Smithers RCMP are recommending charges of impaired driving.