RCMP report: Snowmobile thieves stopped

Smithers RCMP responded to 92 calls for service between Dec. 10 and 17.

Smithers RCMP responded to 92 calls for service between Dec. 10 and 17. Noteworthy files include:

Dec. 10, 5:06 p.m.

Smithers RCMP received a report of a single vehicle incident on Old Babine Lake Road. Police located the driver and a Dodge Ram pickup hung up at the road’s edge. An officer trained as a drug recognition expert attended and assessed the driver. He passed the tests and was issued a violation ticket for speed relative to conditions.

Dec. 12

Smithers RCMP executed a CDSA search warrant at a residence in Smithers. A 33-year-old male and 30-year-old female were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. A search of the residence revealed a small quantity of crack cocaine, scales and baggies. Suspects were released without charges at this time.

Dec. 13, 3:57 p.m.

A Smithers Traffic Services officer conducted a routine vehicle check on Columbia Street to check sobriety. The 19-year-old male driver failed the screening device test and was issued an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Dec. 16, 4:03 a.m.

Smithers RCMP received a report of an attempted snowmobile theft from a residential property on Yelich Road. The suspects were deterred by the property owner and fled in an older model red pickup truck, plate number unknown. Citizens are reminded to deter criminals by immobilizing or chaining their snowmobiles and ATVs, or securing them in buildings.

Dec. 17, 12:39 a.m.

Police responded to a vehicle-moose collision on Highway 16 west of the airport. A westbound Pontiac Sunfire struck the moose head-on and the moose landed on the roof. There were significant damages to the car; fortunately, both the driver and passenger were uninjured. The injured moose was dispatched by the attending officer.

Anyone with information on the above offences or other criminal activity is asked to please contact Smithers RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Rob Mitchell

Smithers RCMP