Thwarted break and enter among police files

A homeowner scared off two suspects cutting the lock to her back gate and trying to steal a dirt bike from a shed in the back yard

  • Jul. 6, 2015 5:00 a.m.

A homeowner in the 600 block of Smith Street scared off two suspects cutting the lock to her back gate and trying to steal a dirt bike from a shed in the back yard Sunday, July 5.

“She scared them off and they drove off in a loud car,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron.

When a suspicious vehicle was reported at DG’s Car Wash in the 700 block of Mackenzie Avenue, officers arrived and arrested the driver for driving while suspended and with no insurance. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the man was later released.

On July 5,  a woman reported a break and enter at her home in the 900 block of 11th Avenue North sometime between Friday, July 3 and Sunday afternoon.

Stolen from the home were two xbox 250 slims, 10 xbox games, six xbox controllers, a PSP with 20 games and a silver and black Acer laptop.

Some time between July 1 and 3, there was a break and enter in the 3000 block of Edwards Drive, where electronics, wigs and an air conditioner were stolen.

A blue 2007 Ford F350 with a 12-gauge shotgun inside was stolen some time between 11:30 p.m. July 2 and 6 a.m. July 3.

It was later located by the 100 Mile House RCMP on Highway 24 and Machete Lake Road.

A black and orange 22-foot car-hauling trailer valued at $33,000 was stolen near Clancy’s Restaurant in Lac La Hache and the lock cut off.

It was later located, with minimum damage, on Eagle Island Road in the 100 Mile area and returned to the owner.

A woman called the police on July 2 at 3:36 a.m. reporting a man had jumped over the fence in her backyard in the 1100 block of Second Avenue North.

Police later found him hiding in the bushes nearby and arrested him for causing a disturbance and trespassing at night.

Upon his arrest, the man spit at one of the RCMP officers in the eyes and face and hit another officer on the arm, Byron said.

The man was also charged with assault of a police officer times two and obstruction of justice.

At 5:59 a.m. July 2 a maintenance man discovered the front door had been broken at Shopper’s Drug Mart. Someone entered the store at 1:04 a.m. and stole an unknown amount of cigarettes.

Some time overnight July 1 someone attempted to steal a vehicle in the 600 block of Pinchbeck Street. The owner discovered the vehicle with its steering column broken.

On July 2, police received a report of a stolen red 1995 Chevrolet pickup with a flatbed trailer parked on Frizzi Road.

At 6:27 a.m. on July 3, there was a sighting of a possible stolen red 1997 Chevrolet pickup with a flat deck trailer heading north on Highway 97 in the 150 Mile Area, seen going at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles on the right hand side, Byron said.

“The police tried to pull the pickup over, it wouldn’t stop,” he added. “It ended up on Mackenzie Avenue, hit the barricade near Windsor Plywood, and continued westbound on Highway 20 and was last seen going toward Dog Creek Road.”

The truck was located later at 9:27 a.m. July 3 parked at a residence on Winger Road.