The quick actions of a local resident early Friday morning helped local RCMP thwart break and enter attempts and ultimately arrest two suspects and identify a third.
At about 4 a.m. Sept. 13, police received a report of suspicious activity in the area of Gibbon Street, according to Insp. Warren Brown.
Brown said a caller reported that three male teens were in a back alley carrying an axe. The caller then reported they were attempting to break into a fifth-wheel trailer.
Several police officers converged to the area at which time the males fled, two on foot and one on a bicycle, he said.
“After a short foot chase, two of the teens were arrested,” Brown stated in a press release. “The third teen has been identified and the investigation is continuing.”
The suspects were in possession of property believed to be stolen from vehicles in the area, he said. The RCMP is requesting the public to check for missing items in vehicles parked in the area of Gibbon Street and Pigeon, and report missing items to the detachment.
Brown said the RCMP would also like to thank the caller in this instance who was alert and took the extra step and time of reporting this to the police. “Without this observation and subsequent call, these individuals would likely have broken into more vehicles and probably would still be at large.”
Should anyone with knowledge of this or any other related incident, to please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers.