Hit and runs plague Williams Lake and RCMP
Hit and runs, an attempted fence burning, and thefts were among the 115 calls for service the Williams Lake RCMP received between Mar. 1 and Mar. 6.
A Ford Ranger pickup parked at a business on Mackenzie Avenue South was the victim of a hit and run at 4:38 a.m. on Mar. 2. Police are reviewing video surveillance.
About 10:42 a.m. the same morning police responded to a report that two males were running from a fence near a residence on Western Ave.
The complainant suspected the two males of attempting to light a yard fence on fire.
The suspects were located, determined to be youths, and detained by police for investigation.
The youths admitted they had lit a piece of paper on fire, but when the owner of the residence where the fence was located yelled at them, they ran away.
While there was no damage done to the fence, the parents of the youths were contacted. No charges were laid.
During a routine check at a residence on Borland Street at 1:43 a.m. Mar. 3 police found an adult male in contravention of his curfew conditions. He was arrested and found to be in possession of bear spray which was seized by police. Charges are pending.
Later on Mar. 3 at 4:46 a.m. police responded to a report of a hit and run on Highway 97 North just south of 150 Mile House.
A vehicle was transporting a shipment to a local grocery store when a red car, possibly a Chev Cavalier or Pontiac Sunfire, collided with the side of his trailer causing damage to the skirting and also bending the steel rim of one of the trailer tires on the driver’s side.
The suspect vehicle was not positively identified and the damage is under $1,000.
At 1:44 p.m. police responded to a report that a vehicle parked at a business on Mackenzie Avenue between Feb. 24 and Mar. 1 was broken into and a camera, CD player, amp and subwoofer were stolen. The theft is under investigation.
On Mar. 4 RCMP Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services checked about 50 vehicles in a two-hour road check on Hwy. 20 at 1500 Road near Hanceville. Various infractions under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Motor Vehicle act were investigated.