A hit and run and three notable break-ins occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 26 in Williams Lake said the RCMP in a press release this morning (Nov. 28).
At 5:54 a.m. RCMP responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle incident in the vicinity of Bagshaw Road and Highway 20. A truck was rear ended by another vehicle as it merged onto the highway from Bagshaw Road. The driver of the vehicle that struck the merging vehicle fled from the scene. There was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle that rear ended the truck and both airbags were deployed. No serious injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle that rear ended the truck was eventually located and charged under the motor vehicle act.
At approximately 8:17 a.m. RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter at Columneetza Secondary School from school authorities. It was reported that the break-in occurred sometime over Friday Nov. 23 and was discovered on Saturday morning around 11:00 a.m. The door to one of the portable classrooms had been pried open and a white NEC projector had been stolen.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. police responded to a break and enter at a residence located in the 2000 block of 3rd Avenue North. Thieves broke into the residence and stole items worth $3,000.
Police responded at 8:21 a.m. to a report of a break and enter to a residence on 3rd Avenue North. The investigation revealed that a witness saw two males break into the victim’s house. Police spoke with a witness who said that at 11:20 p.m. the night before, Nov. 26, they heard a bang.
While looking out the window they noticed two males. The first was described as having a black hoodie with skulls on the hoodie and bones, 5’6″-5’7″, jeans and that he appeared to be thin.
The second male was described as shorter, wearing a heather grey coloured hoodie. The witness said one of the males walked out of the residence with a guitar and then both males stood in the front yard and went back into the residence. Taken during the break-in were one electric Cort Guitar, red with a white pick guard worth $450, an electric SG homemade guitar that is red and black valued at $300, an acoustic Takamine guitar with a cut away and a pre amp tuner, colour antique brown worth $1,500, a Toshiba Laptop worth $600, an HP Notebook valued at $150, a Playstation 3 valued at $350 and a Nintendo Wii valued at $150.
Anyone with further information about any of the break-ins is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or call Crimestoppers.