Apr. 27 Police Update

Break-in for TV; speeding, intoxicated driver charged; attempted break-in; playing with fire

Vanderhoof’s RCMP detachment lodged 86 files, which include 16 prisoners, in the past week.


Break-in for TV

On Apr. 15 at 1 p.m., a residential break-and-enter incident was reported by a neighbour on Mapes Pit Road.

A sliding window was smashed and a TV was stolen from the house. The homeowners were away at the time.

No suspects, witnesses, nor items of evidentiary value were located so far.

Individuals with information are advised to contact the local police detachment.


Speeding, intoxicated driver charged

On Apr. 16, a pickup truck travelling over 80 kilometres per hour through a 50-km/h speed limit zone on Highway 16 by Fraser Avenue was stopped by the RCMP’s traffic unit at about 7 p.m.

Failing the test for intoxication, the male driver is prohibited from driving for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.


Attempted break-in

Items were left behind, rather than stolen, at an attempted break-and-enter incident on Apr. 16.

Reporting at 10 a.m., a resident on Kenney Dam Road found his door damaged — with marks of attempted prying with metal — when he woke up, he told the police.

The intruder did not gain entrance into the home, though shoe prints and a black male jacket were found outside the door after the incident occurred.

Investigation continues for the police to identify the suspect.


Playing with fire

On Apr. 19 in the wooded area behind Cheers Country Pub, two men observed to be trying to set a chair on fire was reported to the police at 7:52 p.m.

Officers arriving on scene put out a small grass fire and located one intoxicated man who resisted arrest.

Vanderhoof’s fire department was contacted to ensure that the fire was completely extinguished.

The man has been charged and released on conditions to not consume alcohol nor possess fire-lighting materials.



– with files from Cpl. Cameron Fergusson, Vanderhoof RCMP