Police respond to assaults, vandalism, thefts on weekend

The Williams Lake RCMP suggest alcohol may be the reason behind many of the detachment’s 79 calls for service over the weekend.

  • Jun. 7, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The Williams Lake RCMP suggest alcohol may be the reason behind many of the detachment’s 79 calls for service over the weekend.

On Saturday, two assaults were reported. In the first instance, a female is alleged to have assaulted another female. The individual deemed responsible was arrested and released to appear in court at a later date. The second incident occurred in Wildwood where RCMP members attended a residence where a male had allegedly been assaulted. The victim was taken to the Cariboo Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Also on Saturday, one male was arrested for a breach of his probation order not to be within 100 km of Williams Lake. There were two reported incidents of vehicle vandalism in the areas of Dodwell and Broughton street. In both cases, the RCMP reported it appeared that someone had jumped on the hoods of the vehicles causing damage.

The RCMP further received a report of two teens wearing white T-shirts spray painting the water tower in the vicinity of Haddock Street.  The culprits have not been located.

A fire pump, air compressor, two power saws, a weed trimmer and various tools were stolen from Springfield Ranch. The matter is under investigation; however, anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP.

On Sunday morning police received a report that a male had smashed the window out of a vehicle parked behind the Williams Lake Post Office and stole some items. A male was taken into custody and was released to appear in court at a later date.

The glass door at Deni House was smashed. The RCMP report nothing appeared to be taken but the matter remains under investigation.

Also on Sunday, during the early morning hours, police responded to a complaint of a theft from a vehicle on Pigeon Ave. Tool boxes were stolen. No suspects have been identified.

On Saturday evening police conducted a traffic check stop where 30 to 40 vehicles were checked. Two drivers were found to be under the influence of alcohol and their licences were suspended for 24 hours.

With the warmer weather and the extended daylight hours more people are out, and   the Williams Lake RCMP remind people to keep their doors to houses, buildings, sheds and vehicles locked to discourage thieves.

If individuals observe unusual activity they are asked to contact the detachment at 250-392-6211.