The dirt bikes stolen from Williams Lake Honda KTM Monday evening have been found, said Nancy Watt, whose husband owns the business.
“Our son Mitchell owned one of the bikes and he was down looking in the River Valley all day yesterday and today,” Watt told the Tribune/Advisor Wednesday afternoon. “We had lots of help from the whole town when the word got out about the bikes being stolen.”
Both bikes are OK, although all the stickers and decals were removed, Watt added.
Watt said a third bike was stolen Monday from Honda as well, but after Mitchell and his friends followed tracks they were able to locate it Tuesday morning because it had run out of gas.
Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Warren Brown said Wednesday one suspect was arrested Tuesday evening in relation to the stolen bikes and was later released.
“The investigation is continuing,” Brown said of the thefts. “We still have police officers on the road in this active investigation.”
If anyone comes across abandoned bikes in the River Valley Trail area, Williams Lake Honda would like to be alerted.
Two bikes were stolen from the dealership on South Lakeside Drive on Monday evening, said Nancy Watt, whose husband Ryan owns the business.
“They broke into our warehouse and got a Honda 450 and and a KTM350,” Watt said.
It is certain the bikes are down in the River Valley somewhere, and whoever was riding them probably ran out of gas.
“They were spotted all day yesterday riding around,” Watt said. “They probably got flat tires and stashed the bikes somewhere.”
It’s the first time Honda has been broken into in 10 years, she added.