Over the weekend the Williams Lake RCMP were busy responding to approximately 70 calls for service. Among the calls were incidents of motor vehicle incidents, disturbances, thefts and assaults.
A male was arrested for arson and released later to appear in court after police located a smouldering 1998 Chevy Astro van registered to an owner from the Kamloops Area. At 5:55 a.m. police received a report from a driver who was driving on Enterprise Road when he saw the vehicle burnt up at the 1117 km mark.
At 7:37 a.m. after receiving a report, police attended a business on Mackenzie Avenue and observed a white 2008 Dodge Ram crew cab parked facing Mackenzie Avenue with the driver’s window smashed out and several items strewn about the ground on the driver’s side of the vehicle. No suspects have been identified although the matter is still under investigation.
At 10:44 a.m. police were contacted in regards to a Kenworth logging truck that was damaged while sitting in parking lot on Mackenzie Avenue South.
Both side windows were broken out by someone possibly using a metal bar. The contents inside the vehicle were rummaged through, while food and a high-visibilty orange jacket were stolen. The incident is still under investigation.
RCMP received a report at 8:35 p.m. from a male saying he was robbed by a group of six people in Boitanio Park.
Police attended the scene and located the victim of the robbery who was bleeding from the nose after being punched. The victim was taken to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital where it was confirmed he sustained a broken nose. Witnesses of the incident were able to identify possible perpetrators of the robbery. The matter is still under investigation.
At 12: 55 a.m the owner of a vehicle reported that his dark blue pick up truck was being stolen and driven away from his place of employment on South Lakeside Drive.
Police were informed the vehicle was heading toward Highway 20. Police caught up with the stolen vehicle on Highway 20 and the Dog Creek Rd. and activated emergency equipment, however, the vehicle started picking up speed and failed to stop.
Members did not initiate pursuit, but notified Alexis Creek RCMP. A driver driving on Highway 20 later told police that he had seen the blue truck pass the Sheep Creek bridge because the truck almost ran him off the road. The matter is still under investigation.
Police were dispatched to a complaint of mischief and attempted theft of a truck at 8:18 a.m. Upon arrival at Hodgson Road where the attempted theft was reported from, police located a green 2005 GMC truck with its driver door handle pulled off.
Police examined the interior of the truck and found the ignition damaged. CDs had been rummaged through and thrown on the driver seat.
The owner of the vehicle said he parked the truck there Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. and returned to it at 8 a.m. Nov 3. The matter is still under investigation.