RCMP looking for hit and run suspect

RCMP are looking for a hit and run suspect after a Cataline elementary school student was struck by a vehicle Tuesday.

The Williams Lake RCMP are looking for a hit and run suspect after a Cataline elementary school student was struck by a vehicle while walking to school Tuesday morning.

“We got a call at 8:45 in the morning about a hit and run,” Staff Sgt. Del Byron said Wednesday. “A student walking at Western and Pigeon Avenues, crossing on the north side, on the east to west sidewalk, was struck by a northbound vehicle going through the intersection and knocked to the ground with minor injuries.”

Byron said the vehicle is described as a black or grey car or van, and it appears the driver was an Asian female, wearing a black jacket, beige shirt and black pants.

“She did get out and ask if the boy was OK and then she got in her vehicle and drove away,” Byron said.

The boy was taken to the hospital and later released.

“We’re asking the public if they have any information about the hit and run to call the RCMP or Crimestoppers,” Byron said.

Also on March 31, the RCMP received a report of the theft of a black backpack from a vehicle inside a garage on Renner Road, off South Lakeside Drive.

The garage door was opened and the vehicle was parked inside unlocked.

The incident is still under investigation, Byron said.

Later at 10:36 p.m. a woman reported to the police that her vehicle had struck a dog.

“A motorist said she stopped because she wasn’t sure if she had hit the dog,” Byron said. “The neighbours were yelling at her so she drove away and reported to us, but we never received any calls about a dog being hit.”

 

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