The Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a number of recent break and enters and thefts, said Staff Sgt. Del Byron Tuesday.
A white 2011 GMC Sierra pickup, reported stolen Sunday, Feb. 26, at 6:22 p.m., was recovered Monday in the Alexis Creek area with a male sleeping inside it.
“He was arrested and appeared in court this morning,” Byron said.
Alley Katz Bistro on Borland Street had its window smashed with a rock, but it appeared nothing was stolen.
A residence at 1900 Hamel Road was broken into and a 54-coin collection and some jewelry were stolen.
On Monday, Feb. 27, the RCMP were notified that someone had broken into the Rusty Bucket on in the 200 block of the Likely Road.
“The owner reported they think it happened some time on Sunday. The door was kicked in and multiple items were stolen, along with some cash,” Byron said.
On Sunday night, Feb. 26, someone stole $300 worth of chocolate bars from 7-Eleven and on the same day, the front window of Fabricland was smashed with a rock.
A residence at 2500 Highway 97 South was also broken into and some jewelry was stolen, including two blue sapphire Columneetza grad rings and a gold necklace.
“Any members of the public with information about these break and enters is asked to call the RCMP at 250-392-6211.
RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover at McLeese Lake Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6:46 p.m. The driver of the white two-door car received minor injuries and showed symptoms of alcohol consumption. An investigation into impaired driving over .08 continues, Byron said.
On Friday, Feb. 24, the Williams Lake RCMP also responded to several vehicle incidents on area highways due to poor road conditions, including a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 and another on Highway 97 north of town.