Apr. 6 Police Update

Found laptop returned to owner, illegal road use of UTV, grocery theft, motorcycle theft

The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment lodged 75 calls for service and took into custody 11 prisoners in the past week.


Found laptop returned to owner

On March 29, a laptop found alongside the highway near KalTire was returned to the owner after RCMP staff were able to identify persons in photos stored on the computer. Reminder to the public that they can bring found items of value to the RCMP detachment for safekeeping.


Illegal road use of UTV/ATV/M/C

On March 25, the RCMP received a report from the Loop Rd area where UTVs were using the road way illegally. RCMP have received numerous complaints regarding these matters. A reminder that UTV’s etc are not legal street vehicles and cannot be driven on public roads. When caught by police, your UTV / ATV can be impounded and you could face fines exceeding $500.


Grocery theft

On March 26, a First Nation female well known to local Police was arrested for theft three times from the COOP store. A constable observed the woman attempting to buy a product, aware that she had no available funds due to her being detained earlier for another offence. Due to her history, she was remanded to court and will be under going court ordered treatment for addictions.


– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP


Motorcycle theft

A 1997 Honda CR 250 dirt bike motorcycle was taken from a residence in Saik’uz First Nations near Vanderhoof BC sometime overnight of March 28/29. It was last seen at approximately 8:00 p.m. on the 28th.

The bike has black coloured parts with an aluminium frame with an approximated value of $3000 Cdn funds.

The bike’s 15 year old owner received it as a birthday gift only three months previously.

Source info received that it could have been sold and currently in the Prince George area.