Barriere Industrial Park break-in, copper wire stolen

RCMP report on break-in, vandalism and Highway motorcycle accident

RCMP report that on July 27, a local business was broken into in the Industrial Park in Barriere.  Thieves entered the yard, cut the locks off of two containers and forced entry into others.

The thieves went through the property, making a mess in the storage areas, and stole a quantity of copper pipe, wiring and other construction related equipment.

Police say the thieves would have been parked on Gilbert Road or up on Highway 5 near the Thompson River pullout.

Barriere RCMP are asking the public for assistance by reporting any suspicious vehicles or people that may have been seen in the area at the time. Please call the RCMP at 250-672-9918 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Barriere RCMP also report July 29, at 10:32 a.m., the were called to assist BC Ambulance at a motor vehicle collision with a motorcycle, where a female driver was injured.

The police attended the scene, where a female driver was being cared for by BC Ambulance paramedics near a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The female was then transported to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance for assessment and treatment with unconfirmed injuries.  The Barriere RCMP, with assistance from Kamloops Rural RCMP,  Kamloops RCMP Collision Reconstructionist, Kamloops City Traffic members and Highways, were able to safely investigate the scene, while keeping one lane of alternating traffic open.

The investigation reveals there was a group of north bound vehicles passing Vinsulla Ferry Road that slowed down quickly for a dog that ran across the highway.  It was a quick chain reaction type stop with the female driver of the bike locking her brakes, but could not slow down in time, colliding with the last car in the lineup.

The motorcycle made contact with the car, but the bike driver did not, likely contacting the asphalt surface.

There were no injuries to the male driver and lone occupant of the car that the motorcycle hit from behind.

At press time, the collision was still under investigation, with no further update on the condition of the driver of the motorcycle, or her name.