Feb. 24 Police Update: head-on crash, downtown liquor store break-in

Feb. 24 Police Update: head-on crash, downtown liquor store break-in

Two males allegedly broke into the Reid Liquor Store on Burrard Avenue

Two males allegedly broke into the Reid Liquor Store on Burrard Avenue

Vanderhoof’s RCMP detachment lodged 74 files in the past week.

 

Head-on crash

At 6:33 p.m. on Feb. 18, a serious head-on collision between an SUV and a pickup on Highway 16 near Noonla Road was reported to Vanderhoof’s police.

One of the vehicles crossed over to the opposite lane, by confusion or driver error, but neither speed nor alcohol is being considered as a factor, the police said.

Both drivers, from Vanderhoof and Williams Lake, suffered non-life threatening injuries — one was taken to Vanderhoof’s St. John Hospital for chest injuries and another to Prince George for leg injuries.

 

Vanderhoof man found by Striegler Pit

A deceased man from Vanderhoof was found and reported by two witnesses near Striegler Pit area north of the district at noon on Feb. 18.

Vanderhoof’s RCMP is assisting BC Coroners Service with the investigation; the death is not considered suspicious.

 

Summer cabin break-and-enter update

Physical evidence, including fingerprints, collected by the RCMP’s forensics team at Cluculz Lake break-and-enter incidents yielded no match from their database.

Three cases of seasonal cabin break-and-enter have been reported so far this year in the area, with the most recent case reported on Feb. 5.

As investigations approach conclusion, police conversations with owners on missing items continue.

 

Downtown liquor store break-in

At 1 a.m. on Feb. 8, Vanderhoof’s RCMP responded to a commercial alarm alerted at the Reid Liquor Store on Burrard Ave.

Two males allegedly broke through storefront windows, grabbed several bottles, and fled the scene.

With the assistance of a witness, one suspect was located and is scheduled to appear in the Vanderhoof Courthouse in April.

 

– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP