Williams Lake RCMP respond to complaints of assault, theft, and break and enter

The Williams Lake RCMP responded to 95 calls for service and/or investigations over the B.C. Day long weekend.

  • Aug. 7, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Williams Lake RCMP responded to 95 calls for service and/or investigations over the B.C. Day long weekend, including a report of sexual assault against a child.

Most involved cases of disturbances of the peace and approximately six reports of assault and property related offences, police say.

On Saturday, Aug. 4 at about 10:30 a.m., RCMP received a report of theft from vehicles.

Two vehicles parked in the Oliver Street Bar and Grill parking lot overnight were broken into. A small rock was used to smash out two windows.

A Makita rechargeable drill, brown leather jacket, and about $10 in change was taken from one pickup truck registered out of Ontario. The other pickup truck had nothing taken, but its driver’s window was smashed. Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, members of the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a residence in Likely, in relation to a report of a sexual assault on an 11-year-old child.

An adult male was taken into custody and later released on conditions. The matter continues to be investigated by police. Police note that due to the age of the victim and the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released by police at this time.

On Sunday, Aug. 5 at about 3 p.m. police responded to a report of mischief to a vehicle in the back parking lot of Lo’s Florist at 124 Second Ave North.

The vehicle was a grey 2010 Dodge Caravan. The rear window of the vehicle had been smashed by a piece of cement, and there was glass all over the road. The doors were locked and entry was not gained to the vehicle. Nothing was stolen.

The incident occurred sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Police have no suspects or witnesses.

On Monday, Aug. 6 at about 12:15 p.m., Williams Lake RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter from a residence on Dodwell Street. Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning suspect(s) accessed the residence through and unlocked door and stole a laptop, Xbox, ipod and some shirts. The matter is still under investigation.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP.

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