Vehicle thefts and break-ins continue to keep RCMP busy in Williams Lake

Vehicle thefts and break-ins continue to keep RCMP busy in Williams Lake. Over the weekend RCMP responded to approximately 100 calls.

  • Oct. 22, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Vehicle thefts and break-ins continue to keep RCMP busy in Williams Lake. Over the weekend RCMP responded to approximately 100 calls for service. Many of the calls were also in relation to disturbances, noise bylaws and assaults.  

In a press release, the RCMP highlighted some events:

Oct 19

At 10:38 a.m. Williams Lake RCMP responded to a complaint in regards to  a 1996 Dodge Ram pick-up truck that was broken into. It appeared the perpetrator(s)  had tried to steal the vehicle.  

The vehicle’s rear passenger-side window had pry marks where  the perpetrator(s)  tried to open the window but then smashed the window out  instead.  

Entry was gained  into the passenger-side door. Nothing inside the vehicle was disturbed, except for the ignition cover and outside cover, which were both damaged. 

Further investigation showed shavings of metal inside the ignition where suspect(s) tried to break the  ignition lock and steal the  vehicle. No suspects have been identified at this point.

Two bicycles were stolen from a residence on Hodgson Rd overnight on Sept 8, 2012. The first is described as being a black and white Nakamura Monster 6.2. The second is described as being a grey Triumph.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or call Crimestoppers.

Police responded at 7:41 p.m. to the attempted theft of a vehicle on Pigeon Ave. The perpetrator(s) broke out a back window and  damaged the transmission. No suspects have been identified.

Oct 20

At  2: 49 a.m. police were called to a residence on 6th Avenue South where a male was reported to be trying to get into  a house. The female complainant  said the male was first trying the door handle and was yelling another person’s name.  The  female resident  initially thought the male was intoxicated and confused. The female home owner tried to scare the perpetrator off by activating the panic alarm on her car.  

The resident called a friend who in turn contacted the police to attend.  Meanwhile the perpetrator was seen by the resident looking through the window at her.  The perpetrator then ran  off down the back alley.  The resident could  only describe the individual as a Native male,  6 feet tall, lanky and wearing all black. 

Patrols by police were unsuccessful in locating the perpetrator.  Anyone with information concerning this incident, is asked to call the Williams Lake Detachment at (250)392-6211 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police responded at 6:30 a.m. to a fight between two men at a residence on  Proctor Street.  One of the men was still upset with  the other   as a result of a previous assault. Consequently while both males  were drinking at the residence on Proctor Street, one tried to hit the other with a bat.  The victim of the bat assault sustained minor injuries and possibly a broken nose.  Neither of the two men wished police to take any action and the injured individual refused medical attention.

At 7:37 a.m. a caller reported a break and enter at the Cariboo GM dealership at 370 Mackenzie Ave S. Upon arrival, police observed that the showroom window to the building was broken  and  learned that a set of tires may have been stolen. No suspects have been identified and the matter is still under investigation.

Police responded at 9:40 a.m. to the theft of a 1998 GM grey pick-up stolen from a residence on 12th Avenue North.  Police observed glass on the driveway, likely the result of a broken passenger side rear window of the extended cab. The owners of the vehicle heard a diesel truck start up at approximately 4:15 a.m., heard it drive down to 11th Avenue and then head North on Highway 97. No suspects have been identified at this time and the theft is still under investigation.

At 11:08 a.m. police received a report  that  a 1999 Dodge Durango had been broken into and  the owner’s  car charger stolen. There were no suspects or witnesses to the event and no suspects were identified.

Police received a report at 11:47 a.m. that a brown vinyl purse with a shoulder strap was stolen from  an unlocked vehicle parked  on  Tower Crescent. The victim of the theft later called to state that  she had recovered her purse in her neighbour’s backyard. 

At 2:58 p.m. police were called to a report that tires were slashed on  a Toyota Tundra at a residence on Pigeon Avenue some time between midnight and 9:30 a.m. No suspects were identified.

Oct. 22

Police received a call at 12:53 a.m. that there were three males outside  a residence on Latin Ave, using a white pickup to steal a Seadoo that was on a trailer. 

When police arrived, the vehicle had already fled the scene with the Seadoo. Police made patrols in the area and located the white Chevy pickup and Seadoo abandoned in front of a residence on 3rd Avenue North.

Police are continuing with the investigation and are seeking the  public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident. RCMP can be contacted at (250)392-6211 or Crimestoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477).