Just after midnight on Feb. 1, the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress in the 600 block of Ninth Avenue North. Upon arrival, police observed a good Samaritan detaining one of the culprits who was struggling and trying to escape. This good Samaritan had thwarted the efforts of the culprits.
The RCMP took the culprit into custody without further incident. Entry was not gained nor was anyone hurt. Further investigation revealed that this culprit had successfully committed a break and enter previously at a residence one block away. The culprit was not acting alone and the RCMP are continuing to investigate.
The RCMP are asking anyone last night or early this morning who saw or heard anyone suspicious in the Ninth Avenue/ Western Avenue area (600 to 700 block), including door knocks where someone asked for a person who does not live at the residence, to immediately call the RCMP at (250) 392-6211.
The culprit is still in police custody and charges including break and enter, attempt break and enter, and possession of stolen property under $5,000 will be forwarded to Crown.