Apr. 13 Police Update

Cluculz Lake trailer fire, Kenney Dam Road assault, Co-op mall fight, police open house

The Vanderhoof RCMP responded to 79 calls in the past week.


Cluculz Lake trailer fire

On Apr. 5 at 10 p.m, a residential trailer on Meier Frontage Road suffered extensive damage by fire, with all destroyed except for its tin, the police said.

No other property was affected, and the trailer had been vacated by its renters, currently residing in Prince George, for two weeks. The police confirmed that two pets were the only casualties from the incident, and the remains were removed from within for their owners.

The incident was attended by the Cluculz Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Vanderhoof RCMP, whose level 2 fire investigator and regional forensics team from Prince George were on scene and the property was held in containment until the following day.

Investigation for the fire’s cause continues.


Kenney Dam Road assault

On Apr. 5, a woman assaulted in an open area by Kenney Dam Road reported to the RCMP at 5:45 p.m.

The assault was estimated to have happened about an hour before the report, and a couple passing by allegedly assisted the woman into Vanderhoof.

The police located the victim’s belongings left on scene, and she was taken to the hospital for her injuries.

As investigation continues, the police would like to contact the couple who transported the victim for more information.

The police believes that there’s no safety risk for the community.


Co-op mall fight

At 3 p.m. on Apr. 5, a First Nation woman assaulted another at the Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op mall.

When the RCMP arrived on scene, one women took off and was arrested after a foot pursuit.

The woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital for hand injuries incurred during the struggle.

Alcohol was involved, and the woman was charged with assaulting a peace officer and a civilian, two counts of resisting arrest, and one count of probation breach.

She appeared in Prince George’s law court on Apr. 7.


Police open house

On May 19, Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment is opening its doors for tours from schools as well as the general public.

Various specialized units of the police will also be on site to perform demonstrations.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by donation, as part of Cops For Cancer Tour De North in September.

From Vanderhoof, Sgt. Svend Nielsen will be participating in the annual fundraiser for the first time, joining 33 northern B.C. emergency service members in cycling from Prince George to Prince Rupert over seven days to raise funds towards cancer research for children.


– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP