COQUITLAM The end of the calendar year did nothing to bring a close to the strange calls for Coquitlam Mounties.
The detachment was busy on New Years Eve dealing with a number of incidents, including one related to zombies.
Police were called to a report of a teen trying to escape from the undead.
When officers arrived, they found the teen passed out on his vehicle.
We determined he did not suffer any serious injuries whether they were inflicted by zombies or not and he was transported to a hospital in an ambulance, said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung.
Plenty of Tri-Cities revelers also decided to indulge in a little too much zombie action for themselves on New Years Eve of the alcoholic variety.
Police were called to several calls about drunks yelling and stumbling on the street and even sleeping in the road.
The RCMPs drunk tank proved a popular hangout with as many as 10 people behind bars at one time.
Mounties also dealt with a dozen noise complaints throughout the night, alcohol-infused fights and an argument over figurines.
It appeared to be a little quieter across the city line in Port Moody.
The most serious incident happened at 7:30 p.m., when a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near Noons Creek Drive and Ungless Way.
The woman was in the crosswalk when a vehicle making a left turn hit her.
She was taken to hospital with minor injures, and the driver stayed at the scene.
Police are not considering alcohol a factor and no charges are being sought in the incident.
The Port Moody Police Department also handled several other calls, including an assault after a fight broke out between a group of youths.
Police said the altercation began when a 17-year-old teen confronted a 15-year-old boy after allegations were made that the younger teen had been acting inappropriately toward the 17-year-olds sister. The younger teen was punched and had a bleeding nose.
The suspect was arrested, released on a promise to appear and turned over to his guardian.
The department was also called out to Ioco Road to deal with a group of about 30 rowdy teens banging on the windows of passing buses.
The kids fled before police arrived.
The department also handed out a three-day impaired driving prohibition and dealt with various drunken arguments at parties, as well as loitering calls and noise complaints after midnight.
© Copyright 2013