Petty crime is wreaking some havoc around Nakusp.
Someone is removing the stormwater grates from the roadway on Broadway, leaving passerby exposed to danger, said Nakusp RCMP Constable Tim McDonald.
“They’re being dumped or taken out – it leaves a wide opening, and if someone goes in there, they can really hurt themselves,” he said.
The grates issue was set for discussion in village staff reports in Tuesday evening’s village council meeting.
Nakusp RCMP received a lead last week from someone who may have witnessed the rash of flowering plant thefts in town.
“We think it’s an older woman – someone thought (they saw) a maintenance person working on flowers at the Kuskanax … they didn’t think anything of it,” said Constable Tim McDonald.
The witness noticed what appeared to be a dark-haired woman working among the plants late at night.
Plant theft may be an ongoing issue in a village that has a lot of floral pride.
“The flowers around the other side of the (Columbia Basin Trust) building … they’ve planted them twice and had them ripped off twice,” said McDonald.