Dec. 2: Police Update

Police update of the week: vehicle break-in from youth thwarted, freezer theft from break and enter, and more enforcement this season

This week, Vanderhoof’s RCMP detachment lodged 74 files. Though higher than average, the number includes 11 new charges on those who breached their court conditions — a result of the detachment’s recent revamped crime reduction program, Sgt. Svend Nielsen said.

 

Vehicle break-in from youth thwarted

At 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 20, a Prince George youth attempted to break into a vehicle in the Cluculz Lake area, but was held down by a by-stander after a brief struggle.

The youth has since then been released back to family in Prince George.

The RCMP advises other individuals of the area, who may have experienced a vehicle break-in or damage in that time period, to contact the local detachment.

 

Freezer theft from break and enter

Over the weekend of Nov. 22, two freezers — about three feet by four feet in size — were reported stolen from a residence on George Drive at Saik’uz First Nation, while the resident was away.

A Caucasian male, and a male and a female First Nation, were witnessed from a distance to have placed the freezers into a red pickup truck and then left the scene.

The license plate was unknown, and individuals with information are advised to contact the local detachment or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

 

’Tis the season for more enforcement

The arrival of December means not only more holiday events, but also increased enforcement on the road, the police said.

Dec. 4 is RCMP’s National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, when local detachment members increase road blocks and other enforcement methods in the area.

The RCMP reminds drivers, when necessary, to contact local programs that offer rides home for inebriated partiers.

 

– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP

 

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