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Remembrance Day weekend busy for RCMP
The Remembrance Day weekend kept Williams Lake RCMP busy with more than 100 calls for service, ranging from break-ins to hit and runs. In a press release issued Nov. 13, the RCMP highlighted some of the calls.
At 5:44 a.m. Williams Lake RCMP was dispatched to an alarm activation at CP Electronic at 298 2nd Ave N. Owner of the business attended as well. The overhead door to the property was pushed in causing damage to the door to the point that entry could have been gained. The building was cleared and it appeared that nothing inside was disturbed or stolen. Video surveillance of business to be examined to determine if anything was taken and a description of the vehicle and suspects that damaged the door. The incident is still under investigation.
A Cartwright Drive resident reported at approximately 8:23 a.m. to police that a vehicle had rolled into his house, causing damage. The parties involved were known to each other and the incident was a continuation of a previous altercation that occurred. The matter is still under investigation.
At about 2:50 p.m. police attended at the Chevron Gas Station on Hwy 97 and Oliver where a counterfeit $5 Canadian bill was seized. The currency was confirmed as counterfeit and taken out of circulation. Investigation continuing.
While conducting a road check on Hwy 20 at Cotton Rd. around 2:50 p.m., police checked an eastbound pick-up truck and noted that the driver had been hunting. Police located three firearms in the truck. All were legal and being transported safely, however the driver did not have a Possession/Acquisition Firearms Licence (PAL). Consequently the firearms were seized and the matter is still under investigation.
At 8:59 a.m. police responded to a residence on Pigeon Ave. when a resident reported that the passenger side window was smashed out of her 2009 blue Honda Odyssey while parked in her driveway. Nothing appeared to have been taken, although a pair of sunglasses that were in the vehicle that had been removed were found outside the vehicle. No suspects have been identified..
Police responded to a complaint on Ogden Street that the passenger side window was broken on a green 1995 Honda Civic parked at the corner of Pigeon Ave and Ogden. It appeared as if someone broke the window and went through the glove compartment and centre console. Police spoke to the owner who stated that he drove by his vehicle at 3:30 a.m. in the morning and it was OK. The owner confirmed the CD player in his vehicle had been stolen. It is valued at approximately $100.00. No suspects have been identified and the matter is still under investigation.
At 1:50 p.m. police attended a residence on Slater Street after a complainant called to report that his friend’s 2006 Grey Chev pickup had been broken into overnight and the driver’s side window was broken. A hole approximately eight inches was through the window and the glass was still in the window. Three or four DVDs were taken from the vehicle. No suspects have been identified.
Police responded to a hit and run MVI at approximately 7:28 p.m. on South Lakeside Drive and Hodgson Rd. Police attended and spoke to the complainant, who stated that she was driving south on South Lakeside Dr. in her vehicle with her two-year-old and was sideswiped by possibly a Ford Explorer as it merged onto South Lakeside Dr. beside her. The passenger mirror on the complainant’s vehicle was broken off and there was a large scrape down the passenger side. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment.
At approximately 10:49 p.m. the RCMP received a complaint from the owner of a vehicle that his car was parked at the Sxoxomic School Alkali, where he was playing volleyball. When he returned to it he observed all four windows on all four doors had been smashed. It did not appear that anything had been taken. No suspects were identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP.
The RCMP were dispatched at 11:29 p.m. to assist the fire department on Horsefly Rd. with a fire where a shed was fully engulfed in flames. While suppressing the fire, fire department members discovered a marijuana grow operation. A further search of the property revealed two other buildings had marijuana in them. The marijuana plants were seized and the property owner placed under arrest. The matter is still under investigation.
The RCMP received a complaint at approximately 1:11 a.m. of a theft from motor vehicle parked at a residence on Dairy Road. Police attended and spoke to the owner who stated that he’d heard a noise and saw a male dressed all in black on the sidewalk. When the owner went to check on the vehicle, he observed that the left sliding door was open, anAlpine Stereo deck was missing and the vehicle had been rummaged through. No suspects were identified.
At 11:03 a.m. police responded to a residence on South Lakeside Drive, where a neighbour complained that a group of people were outside a residence swearing, yelling and threatening to kill one another. The follow-up investigation by police revealed that all parties were known to each other and that the incident was precipitated by an assault that resulted in one of the parties attempting to assault the other with a hatchet. A third party, also with the group, intervened and was able to get the hatchet and prevent an assault. The matter is still under investigation and charges are pending.
At 9:50 p.m. police attended at McDonalds Restaurant on 1323 Broadway Ave. South to a report that there was a male who had walked through the drive-through to get a cheeseburger because he was trying to avoid the police who were in the restaurant. The suspect was located outside in the parking lot and arrested. The suspect was found to be in violation of a curfew order, his breath smelled heavily of liquor and he was in possession of two bottles of liquor and weapon dangerous to the public. He was taken into custody and charges are pending.