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More than 100 weekend calls keep Williams Lake RCMP busy
Williams Lake RCMP responded to more than 100 calls for service during the weekend ranging from the usual disturbances, assaults, traffic complaints and substance abuse incidents.
At 12:17 p.m. police received a complaint from an individual to report that they had a conversation with a "friend" on Facebook, who had informed them they had won $150,000 but would have to send $1,100 to a person in Texas from Facebook.
Since then the victim of the fraud has been in contact with the friend who confirmed they had not sent this information via Facebook.
It appears in this case the victim was lured by unknown person(s) on Facebook and had the victim convinced they had won the lottery money.
The victim sent $1,100 by way of Western Union in hopes of winning the lottery.
This is a Fraud that others may fall victim to.
Police continue to warn people they should be cautions when of taking information via the internet or other electronic means and never disclose personal information or banking information unless verified.
At approximately 2:45 a.m. RCMP located a male in a parking lot of a downtown business. This person had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was further found to be in possession of weapons and in breach of his probation. The male was taken into custody pending charges.
At 11 p.m. police conducted a two-hour road check on Broadway Ave North at Summit Street, checking 20 to 30 vehicles resulted in:
One 90-day Immediate Roadside Suspension and 30-day Vehicle Impoundment, one 12-hour driving suspension, four violation tickets and three notice and orders.
The RCMP received a report of a theft in-progress at 11:02 p.m. from an individual who stated that two youth males were pushing two quads down Pigeon Ave. Police immediately attended resulting in the youth fleeing the area leaving the quads in the street. The male youths were later located by police and arrested for theft over $5,000. Charges against the youths are pending.
At approximately 4:05 p.m. police received a report that a red/black Polaris Sportsman 550 XP with a plow mounted on it had been stolen from a back yard on Fowler Road sometime between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or Crimestoppers. The matter is still under investigation.