The Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 70 calls during the weekend, including the recovery of a stolen and burnt truck.
On May 12 at midnight police responded to the theft of a 2013 red Toyota Tundra truck. The truck was stolen from Third Avenue South while the owner was inside the movie theatre, some time between 9:30 and 11 p.m.
Attempts to locate the truck were unsuccessful until it was later discovered burned out in the Alexis Creek area. RCMP are investigating the theft and trying to identify the suspects.
At 8:24 p.m. police responded to a theft of six yellow plastic milk crates from the Save-On-Foods parking lot. Police located the thieves who had left in a yellow school bus. After speaking with the driver and another individual, the crates were returned, the matter resolved, and no charges resulted.
Police responded to a report that vehicles had been broken into on Second Avenue South, after a call came in at 10:02 a.m. Upon arrival police discovered a black 1990 Toyota pickup with the back driver’s side window smashed. The rock used to smash the window was still inside the truck.
The only item taken was a pair of sunglasses, while another vehicle, a silver 2013 GMC Terrain had its front driver’s window smashed. Again, a pair of sunglasses was stolen.
Owners of both trucks said they last checked their vehicles at 11:30 p.m. the previous night and no damages were noted at that time.
At 12:22 a.m. police responded to an alarm at the Fraser Inn Beer and Wine Store. When police arrived they found the window above the front door had been smashed with a rock. Blood was found at the scene and collected for analysis.
Video surveillance depicts a person wearing blue jeans and an orange hoodie entering the store, taking one bottle of alcohol and leaving through the broken window. The matter continues under investigation.