Vandalism to vehicles keeps RCMP busy in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 90 calls for service over the weekend, including damage to vehicles.

  • Mar. 12, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 90 calls for service over the weekend, including damage to vehicles for the purpose of robbery.

On Monday evening five vehicles parked at the Cariboo Memorial Complex had windows smashed, mostly for the cigarettes and change located inside.

Surveillance footage showed a male wearing a baseball hat, dark hoodie, dark pants, and white shoes, walk up to the vehicles, punch out the windows and reach inside.

The vehicles were all hit between the hours 8:45 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. while the owners were in at a hockey game or working.

Shortly after the incident at the complex, a second call was received by police that another three vehicles had been damaged.

Nothing had been stolen from these vehicles although there was damage caused by the perpetrator breaking the windows in the vehicles.

On Mar. 9 at approximately 9:26 a.m. RCMP received a complaint of mischief to a green 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck with a smashed passenger window on Mackenzie Avenue North. Police attended, however nothing appeared to have been stolen from the vehicle.

That afternoon at 2:26 p.m. police responded to a complaint that two males were in front of a residence on Sixth Avenue yelling at each other.  One of the suspects who departed the area was described as a young native male, wearing a black hoodie with white writing and a ball cap.

Police located a male matching that description walking down the middle of Fourth Avenue near Comer Street. He was identified and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and while police were conducting a search they located an eight-inch kitchen knife stuffed in his left sock. Subsequently they also arrested him for possession of a weapon. Charges are pending.

On Mar. 10 at 9:26 a.m. police responded to a complaint of a theft of a Ford F350 Lariat truck parked on Sixth Avenue. The owner said he returned home from the bar at approximately 2 a.m. and parked his truck. When he awoke at 9 a.m. the next morning his truck was gone. Distinguishing features on the vehicle include Browning stickers in the rear window, a chrome gas handle, and a bush bumper with fog lights.

Mar. 11 at 9:54 a.m. police received a report that two of the ashtrays had been ripped off the wall at Hodgson Mall at 83 Second Avenue South. No suspects have been identified at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or call Crimestoppers.