Dog gets kidnapped, counterfeit bills make an appearance in Smithers.

  • May. 1, 2012 5:00 p.m.

April 19, 2012 at approximately 8 a.m. the Smithers RCMP received a report of a theft of a white female Maremma sheepdog from a residence located on the 13000 block of Highway 16 W. near Smithers, BC.

The owner of the dog observed a newer dark blue truck on his property which appeared to be watching the dog on April 15, 2012 .

The same truck was observed again the morning of April 17, 2012, the same day the dog disappeared.

The dog has two dew claws on each front paw which is very unique.

On April 22, 2012, around 11 p.m. two members of the Smithers RCMP detachment observed a grey Dodge Avenger on Columbia St that did not have its tail lights illuminated.

A vehicle stop was conducted and a strong odour of marijuana was detected emanating from the vehicle.

The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and a search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of marijuana.

One of the officers noted the driver was displaying symptoms of marijuana consumption and after further investigation the driver was issued a 24-hour roadside prohibition for impairment by drug.

In the past week three incidents of counterfeit twenty dollar bills being passed in local businesses were reported.

The Smithers RCMP encourage anyone with knowledge of persons passing these bills to contact Crimestoppers or contact the RCMP.

For information on detecting counterfeit currency visit: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention.

On Monday April 30, the Smithers RCMP received a report of a mischief to a vehicle which is believed to have occurred sometime between Friday evening and Sunday night.

The vehicle, a Toyota Sequoia, had been parked at the Office of the Wet’Suwet’en located on First Avenue.

When office staff returned to work Monday morning the damage was observed.

The vehicle sustained large scratched on the rear of the passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is requested to contact Crimestoppers or the RCMP.




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