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Thieves literally steal kitchen sink in 100 Mile House

The incident was one of several the RCMP responded to last week
RCMP Cruiser. (File photo)

RCMP responded to 96 incidents last week, with one incident of the theft of multiple items —including the kitchen sink.

It was a break-and-enter in the 94 Mile area last week which resulted in the theft of multiple items including the kitchen sink.

Staff Sgt. Brian Lamb said that sometime between 5 p.m. on May 27 and 9 a.m. on May 28 a residence was entered. An unknown number of thieves entered and stole several items including vinyl flooring, kitchen tiles, countertops, wood plants a hot water tank and the kitchen sink.

“It is likely the suspect(s) would have been at this location for some time removing these items,” Lamb noted.

Poor weather leads to MVIs

On Wednesday, May 29 sudden heavy rain and hail caused five separate motor vehicle collisions along Highway 97 north and south of 100 Mile House. Lamb said RCMP attributed the incidents to the build-up of water and slush on highways.

Four of them involved single vehicles and were typically caused by water on the roadway surface, and vehicles hitting these at high speeds and swerving off the road. The four single-vehicle incidents resulted in minor injuries. One of the incidents involved two vehicles when one hydroplaned and sideswiped the vehicle beside it. No injuries were reported in the two-vehicle incident.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Also on May 29, RCMP responded to reports of a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle incident on Horse Lake Road. Lamb said officers determined the pedestrian had been crossing the road when a vehicle, turning left from Birch Avenue, struck them.

The pedestrian was taken to the 100 Mile District General Hospital with undetermined injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

Impaired driver rear ends vehicle

RCMP received reports of a possible impaired driver driving south on Highway 97 near Lac La Hache on May 29.

Lamb said officers responded and located the vehicle, a green 1992 Ford Taurus and turned around to stop it. He noted officers observed the vehicle crossing the centre line and nearly colliding with other motorists before subsequently colliding with the rear of a southbound vehicle.

“Both vehicles stopped and police were immediately on scene and requested [Emergency Health Services] attendance,” Lamb said. “The male driver of the vehicle that was driving erratically was not injured and was arrested for dangerous driving. The driver and single occupant of the vehicle that was hit received injuries that were determined to be non-life threatening and were not taken to hospital.”

After arresting the driver, Lamb said officers noted symptoms consistent with drug use and reportedly found drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. After being taken to the 100 Mile detachment, the driver refused to comply with a sobriety test and was lodged in the cells. RCMP ask anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage to reach out to them.

Two-vehicle collision on Horse Lake Road

On May 29 RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision in the 5000 block of Horse Lake Road.

Lamb said that officers attended with EHS and located the two vehicles, one of which was off the road and on its roof. Upon investigation, the officers determined that one of the vehicles had crested a hill and noticed a vehicle ahead of them swerving on the road.

The vehicle in front came to an abrupt halt causing the second vehicle to collide with the rear of it. One vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto its roof. The driver was extracted from the vehicle and treated for minor injuries on the scene.

RCMP suspected one driver had consumed alcohol and a breath test was conducted which returned a warn, or under the legal limit, result. This driver was issued a three-day prohibition from driving and his vehicle was impounded.

Snowmobile stolen in Lac La Hache

A picture of the snowmobile stolen from the Lac La Hache area. (Photo submitted)

On May 30 RCMP received a report of the theft of a snowmobile, trailer, and snow coach from a residence located on the 3000 block of Highway 97 in Lac La Hache.

Lamb said that the theft took place sometime over the previous three days. While the 2020 Rainbow open deck trailer and snow coach were found in a wooded area on June 2, the 2000 Arctic Cat 500cc snowmobile remains missing. RCMP said the snowmobile is an iridescent purple that changes colour in the sunlight.

RCMP recover stolen vehicle at gas station

During a stop at a fuel station on Highway 97 on May 30 RCMP officers noticed another vehicle getting fuel.

Lamb said that the driver appeared nervous upon seeing the officers and they checked the vehicle’s license plate and determined it had no valid insurance. Upon talking to the driver and his passenger, a female, RCMP received false names. While talking to them officers noticed the vehicle’s ignition appeared to have been tampered with and officers determined it was likely stolen.

Officers arrested both of them for possession of stolen property and obstruction. Their real names were determined once a warrant for the driver’s arrest was discovered. He was subsequently lodged in the detachment’s cells while his passenger was released at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.

Prohibited driver taken off road

During a patrol along Highway 97 on May 30 officers observed a vehicle near Exeter Station Road they determined had no valid insurance. After stopping the vehicle, Lamb said officers determined the driver was prohibited from driving.

The male driver was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. He was released after being issued a court appearance for a later date.

Shoplifters flee police

On May 31 officers responded to reports of a shoplifting incident at a business located on Alder Avenue. On arrival, Lamb said officers were told a male and a female had left the store without paying for numerous items and drove off in a brown early 1990s Ford truck.

Officers then located the vehicle which fled police at a high rate of speed north on Highway 97. Lamb said officers chose not to pursue due to the high risk involved. A license plate for the truck was obtained and the investigation into this incident remains ongoing.

RV trailer stolen

On June 1, 2024, RCMP received a report of theft of an RV trailer located in the area of Canim Hendrix Lake Road and Canim Place. Sometime after May 31 at 4 p.m., a 2018, 27-foot, Hideout travel trailer with BC license plate WHE 25A was taken from the property. The trailer has not been recovered.

Fuel stolen from car tank

Officers responded to a report of mischief and theft on June 1. Sometime on May 31 after 9 p.m., an unknown suspect drilled into the fuel tank of a vehicle parked on Canim Lake Road South. The fuel was subsequently drained and taken.

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or anonymously 24 hours a day at Crimestoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477).

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