Nov. 11: Police and Fire Update

Weekly police and fire updates from Vanderhoof: halloween and scams.

  • Nov. 11, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Peaceful Halloween includes running pigs

From Oct. 31 evening through the early hours of Nov.1, the RCMP responded to 21 calls — out of 83 in total during the week — with no damage or other serious incidents reported.

Files included several reports of fights, parties, mischief complaints where kids’ talk of causing damage led to no action, as well as four pigs seen running along Highway 16 by the weigh scales at the junction of Highway 27.

 

Service scam alert

A man moving to Vanderhoof never met the crew who promised to help his move, after paying an initial percentage of the negotiated compensation — according to his report to the RCMP on Nov. 1.

The no-show crew, which remained unknown, had advertised their offer of moving assistance on an online classified advertising platform.

To avoid fraud, Vanderhoof’s RCMP reminds those who access services online to first verify the company’s credibility — by methods such as checking website sources and company reviews — to ensure that they deal with a reputable company.

 

– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP

 

Fire update

On Nov. 2 at 6:47 a.m., Vanderhoof Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 367 Connaught St.

Though residents were on site, there were no injuries and as of press time on Nov. 9, fire is still under investigation.

Twenty-two members and three units had held the fire to one room and were on scene for three hours.

 

– with files from fire Chief Ian Leslie, Vanderhoof Fire Rescue