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RCMP highlight Stampede weekend incidents
During the Stampede weekend the Williams Lake RCMP lodged 138 prisoners into cells.
"A very large portion of these arrests were for Public Intoxication and no charges were laid," the RCMP said in its weekend roundup for media, adding there were no major incidents related to participants attending the events.
Sgt. Rick Lebeuf said the numbers were down compared to the Stampede weekend in 2013, when 205 prisoners were lodged in cells.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. police responded to an alarm at 1405 South Lakeside Drive at the Cariboo Pentecostal Academy. Officers attended and learned entry was gained to building through a window, although nothing was taken. Surveillance cameras captured an image of a person with thin legs, wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket, outside the school just prior to the break and enter. This individual has not yet been identified.
At 7:24 am, the RCMP received a report that a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck located on the 500 block of Soda Creek Road had been spray painted overnight, causing damage to both sides as well as to the back of the vehicle.
The RCMP responded to a report of a stolen green 2014 Chevrolet Malibu sometime overnight from the 800 block of Blair Street. at 12:05 p.m. A few hours later the vehicle was located in a field on the Sugar Cane Reserve. There was minor damage to the vehicle.
At 5:19 a.m. a taxi driver reported seeing smoke behind a residence on Windmill Crescent. The Williams Lake Fire Department attended to extinguish the bush fire and located a small KTM motorcycle burning. Also located was a small Polaris quad overturned in the bush not too far from the fire.
While officers were on scene, a report was received of the theft of the quad and motorcycle. The owner reported that at 2:30 a.m. he heard his dog barking, at 6:00 a.m. he discovered his motorcycle and quad had been stolen from his residence in the 1200 block of Pigeon Avenue.
At 7:35 a.m. RCMP responded to call of an attempted theft of a 2008 Honda quad. The quad was parked at the back of a residence on the 1400 block of 12th Avenue North. In an attempt to steal the quad suspect(s) damaged the ignition but were unable to start the vehicle. This matter is still under investigation.