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POLICE BRIEFS: Thieves target vehicles

During the Jan. 24-26 weekend, Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 80 calls for service ranging from reports of thefts, assaults, mischief, impaired driving and general assistance.

• Sunday, Jan. 25

At 10:11 a.m. police responded to a report that a vehicle was stolen and a second vehicle was broken into and had damage to the ignition.

The stolen vehicle, a grey 1994 Jeep Cherokee, had been stolen from the carport.  The vehicle was last seen at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and was noticed missing minutes before the call to police. The second vehicle was a silver 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

Access to this vehicle was made by breaking the window on the driver side rear door.

The suspect then reached in and unlocked the rear door, opened it and unlocked the front door. There was significant damage to both the steering column and ignition.

Neighbourhood enquiries were unsuccessful in identifying the perpetrator.

At 4:36 p.m. police received a call a male wearing a light coloured jacket and black pants was breaking into a fabricating business on Mackenzie Avenue.

Police attended and found the door on the construction trailer ajar, inside police located the suspect male matching the description given by the witness.

The perpetrator was taken into custody and later released to appear in court on charges related to the incident.

At 11:27 p.m., police attended a residence on Edwards Drive in response to a complaint that someone had tried to steal a truck.

There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, however, a rock and screwdriver were observed on the seat. The ignition was damaged heavily.  Nothing else reported stolen.

No suspects have been identified.

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