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Williams Lake RCMP kept busy with car theft and break-ins
Williams Lake Detachment responded to 70 calls for service during the weekend, including several vehicle thefts and break-ins.
At approximately 4:18 a.m. the RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a vehicle that had just occurred in the parking lot of the plywood plant at Mackenzie Avenue North and Soda Creek Road.
Two males broke the driver’s window of a 1999 Honda CRV and left in a burgundy/silver Oldsmobile four-door car. Stolen from the vehicle was a small amount of change.
The RCMP responded to a report at 7:45 a.m. that a grey 2011 Chevrolet Silverado truck had been broken into. The break-in occurred between 4 p.m. the day prior and 7 a.m. while it was parked on Cattle Drive. Nothing was stolen from the pickup.
At 8:36 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of theft. Sometime between 6 p.m. on May 23 and 6 a.m. on May 24, suspect(s) stole a green and red Honda quad and 10 to 12 foot quad trailer with a pull down load ramp from a location about 12 kilometres down Parma Lake Road, near Riske Creek.
The RCMP received a complaint at 1:49 p.m. of a vehicle break-in on Tower Crescent. The suspect(s) entered the vehicle by breaking a window on the 1995 Red, GMC Jimmy. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.
At 2:45 a.m. RCMP responded to a report that a black 2000 Ford Explorer was broken into while it was parked on Sutton Road, between 1:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Stolen from the vehicle was a bag of prescription medication.
The RCMP received a report at 5:20 p.m. that a red 1992 Buick Regal was stolen from Cattle Drive sometime during the past week while the owner was out of town. While police were attempting to locate this vehicle, the RCMP received a call from a witness who had been following behind the stolen vehicle.
Police responded and the vehicle was located abandoned on Third Avenue North, parked beside a garbage dumpster.
The witness described the driver as being a female Caucasian, with dark red hair in her late 20s and a Caucasian male passenger, newly bald in his late 20s to early 30s, wearing a white baseball cap.
At 11 p.m. Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services conducted a traffic stop on Broadway Avenue North at Proctor Street.
It resulted in one 90-Day Roadside Suspension, one 30-day vehicle impound, one roadside alcohol screening device request, which the driver passed, one liquor seizure, one open liquor charge, three traffic violations and two notice and orders to repair faulty vehicle equipment.
At 8:58 am, the RCMP responded to the report of a theft of a red and grey 2008 Yamaha Raptor quad stolen from the back of a pickup truck on Second Avenue the night before. When the owner woke up in the morning the quad was missing from the back of the pickup. The tailgate was down and the straps securing the quad had been released.
Anyone with information about these matters is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or call Crimestoppers.