Lakecity crime focus of panel discussion

In a week when Williams Lake saw two arson attacks on a city councillor’s home and a daylight home robbery, the premier’s blue ribbon committee on crime reduction is in town to meet with local stakeholders.

Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Warren Brown said so far there are no leads on the arson attacks, but the RCMP are still actively investigating the incidents.

The daylight break in and robbery at a 1100 block Second Avenue North home, while the victim was at home, was a “very rare” event, Brown said, crediting the victim and a witness for swiftly providing a description of the suspects, which led to their arrest.

The blue ribbon committee was visiting Williams Lake and Alkali Lake during its 18th stop on a provincial tour.

“People are wanting to see more interventions,” committee chair Daryl Plecas said Thursday.

“Once people are caught committing a crime, what can we do to be more effective at causing them never to do it again.”


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