Williams Lake RCMP investigate break and enters

Williams Lake RCMP responded to several break and enters last weekend.

Staff Sgt. Del Byron said police received a report that sometime overnight between Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11 suspects attempted to gain entry into a home in the 100 block of 7th Ave. South. Police found pry marks in the door, and also a vehicle on the property was broken into.

Police also received a report that on the same night a quad was stolen from a shed in the 900 block of Begbie Crescent. The thieves made off with a red Polaris Sportsmen 850.

The Mountview Handi Mart located at 1124 Dog Creek Road had a window smashed by thieves attempting to gain entry into the store. Byron said the store’s alarm system went off at 4:18 a.m., June 11. Police are reviewing video surveillance from the evening.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to contact the RCMP or CrimeStoppers.

In Williams Lake Provincial Court

In Williams Lake Provincial Court on Friday, June 9, defence and Crown submitted a joint application to allow Mitchell Hunlin to be released from custody on a recognizance.

Hunlin is facing charges of break and enter in relation to recent incidents at Beaver Valley Feeds and the Greyhound Bus Depot in Williams Lake.

Hunlin’s lawyer, Chris Thompson, told the judge Hunlin’s mother and father are well-respected people in the Redstone community and are very supportive to help their son, noting they both attended residential school as children.

“They have all done outstanding despite that history, except for Mitchell, and we intend to do something about that,” Thompson told Judge Karen Whonnock.

Conditions of his release include that Hunlin reside at the home of his spouse on the Redstone reserve, that he adhere to a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., that he attend drug and alcohol and any other counselling as directed and that he not be in possession of break-in instruments.

Additionally, Hunlin is not allowed to be near Beaver Valley Feeds or the Greyhound Bus Depot. He is also not allowed to be within 25 kilometres of Williams Lake.

Hunlin’s next court appearance in relation to the break and enter charges is scheduled for June 28.