Mischief and thefts Saturday, Sunday in Williams Lake and area

Police responded to a number of calls for service over the weekend, including mischief, fires, and thefts.

  • Aug. 20, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Police responded to a number of calls for service over the weekend, including mischief, fires, and thefts.

• At about 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, the Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a quad moved from a residence overnight on Mann Road.

It was located in a neighbour’s driveway. There was no damage to the quad; however, it appears that suspects attempting to steal it had moved it to this location.

• Police responded to a report of a break and enter at Lagerquist Road in McLeese Lake. Police attended and found the front door kicked in. Nothing was taken and no suspects were identified.

• At 5:11 p.m. on Aug. 18 the Williams Lake Fire Department requested assistance at 83 Second Ave. South for a small fire in the parking lot. Police attended and found four individuals sitting in the parking lot with a burnt pizza box. They all claim that they found the box on fire and put it out. All parties left the area without incident and no damage was done.

• At 1:42 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 the RCMP were dispatched to 845 11th Ave. North, the old Poplar Glade School site, for a report of a mischief in progress.

Upon police arrival no one was in the area, but police could see the intermittent flash of lights as they used them to light the wall. Police observed a considerable amount of graffiti to the concrete wall on the old school site. Patrols didn’t reveal any results. The School District 27 office was notified of the mischief.

Anyone in the area who may have observed any possible suspects is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or Crimestoppers.

• At 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, police received a request for assistance from the Williams Lake Fire Department. A motor home had caught fire at Hen Ingram Lake Recreation Site. Police attended and confirmed that no one had been injured in the fire. The owners of the motor home were in the area on holidays from Washington. The fire started in the fridge and spread quickly, engulfing the entire unit. The occupants made it out of the vehicle with no injuries. The RV was a 2000 ITSCA RV.  The motor home was completely destroyed. Forestry was advised as some nearby trees had been scorched and the ground was still smoldering.

• Shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, the Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a theft of a vehicle. A white Dodge pickup was missing from the owner’s yard.  There was glass in the driveway and a neighbour stated he heard glass breaking at about 5 a.m.  While investigating this theft, police located and recovered another stolen vehicle across the street. That truck, a 2001 white Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up, had been stolen overnight and recovered on Paxton Road.

The truck had its passenger window broken and steering column destroyed. The theft is still under investigation.

Both thefts are under investigation.

• At 8:20 a.m., on Aug. 19, the Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a possible break and enter at Total Pet. Police attended and observed the wall to the left of the doors to be caved in one to two feet from a vehicle ramming it and a broken window. Police say it did not appear that the suspects actually entered the store. At 11:27 a.m., police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. A 1994 Dodge Pick up was stolen from Richland Drive between 1 and 10:30 a.m. The truck had an aluminum boat on top and was later recovered behind the long house in the Stampede Grounds. It is believed to have been used in a break in at Total Pet Store in Williams Lake. The rear of the vehicle had damage consistent to hitting the wall at Total Pet.  The aluminum boat was missing from the top of the vehicle.

The theft is still under investigation.