- Our Town
Pinchbeck Street home victim of hit and run
Among the calls that kept Williams Lake RCMP busy over the weekend was a vehicle hit and run of a residence on Pinchbeck Street.
RCMP say they received a call at 3:42 a.m. Feb. 17 from the occupant of the residence who said he was sleeping and was awoken when his television hit the ground.
His TV fell over because the foundation of the house and gyprock wall had been pushed in.
When the resident looked outside he didn't see anything and no one was around, however police investigation revealed it was evident that a vehicle had struck the residence.
Police observed skid marks from a vehicle on some ice in the driveway. The vehicle appeared to have smaller size tires and wheelbase. The cinder blocks/foundation that was hit hardest was pushed into the residence occupant's bedroom.
Police continue to investigate the incident.
On Feb. 16 the police responded at 7:45 a.m. to a report of a person lying down among the trees at Comer Park on Western Ave. Upon arrival police discovered an intoxicated male who they arrested. The male was found to be in possession of a can of bear spray. Charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public are now being proposed against him.
At 8:30 a.m. police responded to a report that a van parked at a residence on Moxon Place had been broke into some time after 11:30 p.m. The owner of the vehicle confirmed that sunglasses, an iPad dock, and a black briefcase containing his work papers had been stolen. Total value of the property is valued to be less than $100. No suspects have been identified.
At 1:30 p.m. police were called to report of a break and enter to a residence on Juniper Street. A speaker from the TV and a Sirius Satellite radio were stolen. No suspects have been identified at this time and the matter is still under investigation.
Two accidents occurred on Mackenzie Avenue. The first at 11:01 a.m. when a vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Mackenzie Avenue and Frizzi Road. B.C. Ambulance and the fire department were dispatched to the scene.
Upon police attendance it was noted that both vehicles were blocking traffic. The driver and lone occupant of one of the vehicles attempted to make a left turn from the northbound lane off Mackenzie Avenue onto Frizzi Road, near the Comer Pub as a second vehicle travelling south bound on Mackenzie Avenue was proceeding through the intersection.
The oncoming vehicle attempted to stop and avoid impact but the vehicle turning left was already blocking the oncoming lane. Impact occurred and both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
Injuries to both drivers were minor and both were transported to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Both vehicles had to be towed from the accident scene.
Twelve hours later at 11:30 p.m. a vehicle proceeding south on Mackenzie Avenue ran into a barricade near the Soda Creek Road turn off, and flipped the vehicle over the barricade, landing in the opposite lane. Occupants in a vehicle following the flipped vehicle phoned police and ambulance. Police attended the scene and located the driver who was trapped in the vehicle upset down. Search and Rescue attended the scene along with the fire department to help extract the driver out of the vehicle.
Moments after midnight on Feb. 17 police responded to a complaint from an individual who had witnessed a male wearing dark clothing trying door handles on vehicles across the street from a house on Country Club Blvd.
En route police were informed the suspect had walked westbound up the street after checking a second house and vehicle.
As police arrived in the area they observed a male wearing dark clothing walking down the south side of the road. The male was detained for the investigation of an attempt theft from vehicle. The matter is still under investigation.
Later at 2:33 a.m. police responded to a noise complaint at a residence on Carson Drive. The complainant stated that neighbours in an adjacent residence had been partying all night, yelling and listening to loud music. Police issued a bylaw ticket for noise under the city bylaw.