Submitted by Sgt. G.D.SIMPSON
Clearwater RCMP responded to 18 calls for service over this past week. Here are just a few of them:
On Feb. 4 the Blackpool deputy fire chief called to report an attempted break and enter at the Blackpool Fire Hall sometime overnight. He attended the building and noted fresh foot prints in the snow leading to the rear door steps and to the second floor door.
Very little damage was noted to the door. Clearwater RCMP attended the scene and spoke to the deputy chief. He attended the hall and noted fresh tracks in the snow leading from the roadway, walking around the parking lot, to the side door then to the bottom of the step leading to a second floor doorway.
Police noted four different sets of footwear impressions in the snow but only two of the four lead to the stairs and the back door. The other two impressions walked within the area and may have been involved in a lookout capacity. Police noted the upstairs door latch was slightly damaged and obtained photos of the footwear and door lock mechanism.
Police were able to follow the two sets of foot wear down Ferry Rd. One set disappeared along the north side of Ferry Rd. Police were able to locate the second set of prints walking into Mountain Meadow trailer park. Police continue to investigate as this incident is believed related to several others in the area and with strong evidence being compiled, it is only a matter of time…
On Feb. 5, at 9:23 p.m., Clearwater RCMP received a report from a 31-year-old local that she had received a satellite phone call from her husband who had gotten stuck on Road 2, 33km outside of Clearwater on his way from Canim Lake near 100 mile House, British Columbia.
The husband had one passenger with him. Clearwater RCMP activated Wells Gray Search and Rescue (SAR) through Emergency Management BC and spoke with the SAR manager who provided he had information there was a grader belonging to a local construction company nearby the men’s location north-west of Coldscaur lake.
SAR hired this company to plow the road and took a two-person team up the mountain to assist the stuck travelers.
At 2:00 a.m., police received a call from SAR reporting the grader was able to free the stuck truck and all parties were able to get back into Clearwater safely.
On Feb. 11 a 38-year-old Vavenby resident, called Clearwater RCMP to report an identity/bank fraud committed in her name. She received a call from a collection agency with respect to a bounced cheque at a national banking institution that she does not bank with.
She looked into this and discovered someone had opened a bank account in her name in Surrey, B.C. and deposited a fraudulent cheque in the amount of $1,500. She has spoken to Equifax and the bank about this and believes her identity may have been stolen when she responded to an ad for a cheap vacation.
Police continue to investigate.
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