RCMP warn residents of area break and enters

Barriere RCMP report they responded to a commercial break and entry and theft

Barriere RCMP

Barriere RCMP report they responded to a commercial break and entry and theft, which occurred at Murray’s Ice Cream Shop, at 353 Conner Road in Barriere.  Sometime in the overnight hours of July 21 to July 22, a person or persons gained entry to the Ice Cream Shop and removed items from that building.

Police warn that since that time there have been a number of break and enters into other outbuildings, such as storage sheds and garages.

Some of these have been on personal property, with a couple on commercial lots throughout the town area.

One area that was hit the last week of July is the Birch Lane/Spruce Crescent area, and the Leonie Creek Road area.

RCMP report there appears to be two to three suspects traveling in the early morning hours into these areas.  The police have lifted some evidence from one scene, and ask that if anyone does see anything suspicious please report it to the police right away.

If you have any information on any of these crimes please call the Barriere Detachment at 250-672-9918 or Crime Stoppers Tips Line 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP also report that on July 25, they responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 5 near Orchard Lake Road in Vinsulla.

The highway was closed for a short period of time before opening up to single alternating lane traffic.Police conducted interviews of witnesses and analyzed the on-scene evidence, determining that the black southbound vehicle left it’s lane of travel and entered into the northbound lane.  The red northbound vehicle was almost completely off road right when the collision took place, causing the southbound vehicle to spin, impact the ditch and end up back on the roadway.  The northbound vehicle began to rotate, slid into the ditch, where it rolled onto the roof before impacting a utility pole and coming to rest.

RCMP Cpl. Darin Underwood said, “Given the highway speed and impact sustained it was very fortunate that all three people involved sustained only minor injuries.”

The driver of the southbound vehicle has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.