Santa stolen

Williams Lake RCMP were kept busy last weekend with around a dozen incidents ranging from theft to assault.

  • Dec. 6, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Williams Lake RCMP were kept busy last weekend with around a dozen incidents ranging from theft to assault.

• On Dec. 2, a vehicle stopped on Highway 97 near Westcoast Road, towing a skid steer, resulted in an arrest for possession of stolen property.

• That same day a female driver was served a 24-hour driving suspension, a violation ticket, vehicle impoundment, and was lodged in cells until sober, and she was involved in a single vehicle collision.

• On Dec. 3, RCMP responded to the theft of a Nutcracker and a Santa, clad in a lumberjack shirt and holding a teddy bear, from a Williams Lake store. The suspect was described to be in her 50s with shoulder length brown hair, about 5’ 4” and wearing a brown jacket over a white hoodie and driving a blue 1995 Nissan Sentra.

“This is not the Santa that we will be expecting on Christmas,” said RCMP Sgt. Richard Lebeuf in a press release.

• Later that evening, RCMP attended a residence on Slater Street to conduct a curfew check. Members received no response when they knocked on the door, and afterwards forwarded a breach of conditions request to the Crown.

• On Dec. 4, following up on a complaint of domestic assault in progress, when RCMP members attended, a female at the scene admitted she had assaulted her common-law spouse.

She was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

• An injured snowmobiler at Yanks Peak, north of Likely, sustained a broken leg and was found after a multiple agency search. He was eventually air lifted to Quesnel.

• A home owner left her Ninth Avenue North home and returned three hours later to find her daughter’s X-Box stolen. RCMP report the house was unlocked and nothing else was disturbed, but there are no witnesses or suspects.

• An ex-boyfriend was arrested and is awaiting a court appearance after his former girlfriend reported he had been harassing her and her new boyfriend, and had stolen her cellphone.

• Two intoxicated males were caught stealing beer from a cold beer and wine store, and are lodged in cells pending release by promise to appear in court at a later date.

• When RCMP responded to a call that evening that an intoxicated male had broken a window at a Carson Drive residence, it was learned he was supposed to be serving an intermittent sentence at the Williams Lake RCMP cells at the time of the event. He was arrested and is being held for court.

• A male was arrested for court to deal with release conditions, after his girlfriend of two months attended the hospital to report he had assaulted her by punching, kicking and pulling her hair.