During the week of June 24, 2012, a rural property was broken into on Dixon Creek Road, just out of Barriere. The property is near power lines with an access road.
The suspects broke into the garage, damaged the door with a pry bar, smashed out windows on a piece of machinery, and also damaged an ATV by breaking portions and trying to get it started with a screwdriver. There was also an expensive English saddle stolen from a trailer with other small items.
The main gate was entered by breaking the padlock on the locked gate.
At this time the police are reviewing some footage of the suspects caught on a surveillance camera. There are charges pending of Break and Enter Committing the offence of Mischief and Theft, which when combined may be facing an indictable charge.
The Barriere RCMP are asking that anyone with knowledge of this crime please contact the local Detachment (250-672-9918) or CrimeStoppers (1-800-222-8477) to assist in confirming the identity of these criminals and the location of the items stolen.
It was a busy week leading up to the Canada Day long weekend with high volumes of traffic. There was an increase in the number of traffic related offences and complaints leading up to and through the long weekend.
Police are reminding all drivers to plan ahead, take your time and share the road with all road users.