Williams Lake RCMP responded to 80 calls over the weekend, several of them involving stolen vehicles.
The first occurred around 6:42 a.m. on Aug. 9 when police responded to a complaint of a theft of a Dodge pickup truck from the Wildwood area, stolen some time during the night from the owner’s driveway. There were no suspects or witnesses to the theft and no evidence. The vehicle was later located on Frizzi Road near the river bottom trail, with extensive damage to it. An hour later, at 7:40 a.m., police responded to a report of two stolen vehicles on Frizzi Road, after receiving reports of a possible collision.
One of the vehicles was on its side on Frizzi Road with the ignition punched out.
The owner stated that he had last seen the vehicle the previous night.
At 8:07 a.m. police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from the 168 Mile Road area.
The vehicle was a white 1996 Dodge pickup that had been stolen sometime overnight. This vehicle was later recovered on Allen Road.
A fourth stolen vehicle complaint came in at 9:42 a.m. Police responded to a report of a stolen black Dodge Dakota pickup that had been taken from the owner’s home sometime overnight.
The vehicle was later located in the parking lot of Marshals 150 Mile Store.
On Aug. 11 at 1:15 a.m. police responded to a report of a blue 1992 Jeep Cherokee being stolen overnight.
The owner found the vehicle gone in the morning. Broken glass was found.
The Jeep had large off-road tires and a roof rack. A witness told police the jeep was last seen being driven away around midnight.
In all of the vehicle thefts police say there are no suspects at this time and all matters are still under investigation.
The RCMP also received a complaint on Aug. 11 that a quantity of fishing gear and gas had been stolen from a dock on Horsefly Lake Landing.
No suspects have been identified in the theft at this time.
On Aug. 12 at 5:14 a.m. a residence alarm went off on Litzenburg Crescent. Police attended to find that the exterior window by the kitchen was open, with the screen removed.
The alarm company confirmed the location of the intrusion in the residence.
Police were unable to determine if anything was stolen during the break-in.
The matter is still under investigation.
Due to the spike in auto theft over the weekend, the RCMP say members will once again focus on areas and suspects associated to these thefts.
Anyone who observes any suspicious activity or has information concerning any thefts of auto or any other crimes is encouraged to call the Williams Lake RCMP detachment or Crimestoppers.