Break-ins and vandalism keep RCMP busy Nov. 2-4

Williams Lake RCMP highlighted some of the incidents among the 80 calls for service between Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.

  • Nov. 5, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP highlighted some of the incidents among the 80 calls for service between Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.

Nov. 2 At 8:43 a.m. police received a complaint of a break and enter to a residence on Moon Avenue. The front door appeared to be forced open, drawers in two bedrooms were rummaged through; however, the only property stolen was a bottle of Crown Royal rye whiskey. Police also seized an insecure firearm.

A resident on Pigeon Ave. reported at 8:50 a.m. her car was broken into on Oct. 31. Nothing was stolen or damaged, and no suspects were identified.

RCMP responded to a break in at an Eleventh Avenue North residence. The front door had been broken in, a lamp and some other items were thrown on the floor on the way to the bedroom. A mattress had been shifted and jewellery boxes rifled through.  The matter is still under investigation.

At 1:30 p.m. while conducting a stop check on Hwy 24 at 94 Mile Forest Service Road in Lone Butte, traffic members observed a firearm case in the back seat of a vehicle. The owner of the firearm had a valid hunting licence, but not a firearms license (possession/acquisition license).  The firearm was seized. The matter is still under investigation.

Nov. 3

Shortly after midnight, police attended Tasco Supplies Ltd. on Mackenzie Avenue North, after receiving a report of windows being broken. A neighbour, who could hear the noise from outside of her residence, called it in. When police arrived they determined nothing was stolen and entry was not gained.  The matter is still under investigation, and video surveillance footage is being studied.

At 2:37 a.m. police were advised of mischief occurring in the previous 15 minutes at a residence on Borland St. Two residents were watching TV in their respective units of the rental building when their windows exploded in. Both ran to look, but saw no one.  It is unclear as to the cause of the windows breaking, although mischief is suspected.

Police were called to a Mackenzie Avenue North residence at 8:29 a.m. because a Dodge Ram truck parked at the residence had its windows smashed out overnight, sometime between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Entry was gained by smashing the middle hatch window on the rear of the cab, as well as the driver’s side window. Estimated damage is approximately $400. No suspects have been identified.

A driver reported that his 1998 Dodge Dakota had been broken into on Midnight Drive, and the back driver’s side window was smashed. The vehicle was alarmed and it appeared once the alarm was set off, the vehicle was left untouched.  The attempted theft appeared to be connected to a couple of other vehicle break-ins reported over the weekend.

At  2:49 a.m. police were dispatched to a complaint of a hit and run involving a pedestrian. Two males were long-boarding down South Lakeside Drive when a vehicle came down the road and clipped the arm of one of the boarders as it passed.

The boarder that was hit, claimed he was fine and did not require medical attention. Both boarders were wearing dark clothing with no reflective markings of any kind.

When the vehicle was later located, the driver admitted to driving by the boarders, however stated he did not know he hit anybody and if he had, he would have stopped to help. An examination of the vehicle showed no evidence of damage and there was insufficient evidence to consider charges.

Nov. 4

When she noticed a deer lying in her yard after it has been chased by two local dogs, a Lynes Creek Road resident called the RCMP around 8:40 a.m. She said the same dogs have been a problem in the past, chasing livestock. She did not know who the owner of the dogs was, but believed they lived on Lynes Creek Road. The police dispatched the deer, but were unable to catch the dogs because they had fled the vicinity. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP.

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