POLICE BEAT: Vehicles, heads bear brunt of mischievous deeds

Smithers RCMP detachment responded to several calls last week relating to mischievous behaviour.

  • Mar. 13, 2012 11:00 a.m.

March 1

On March 1, 2012 at  6:00 PM the Smithers RCMP received a complaint that a blue 2004 Ford F350 had been parked approximately 1 KM down the Pine Creek Forest Service Road in Smithers BC.

The owner of the truck advised the RCMP he was away from the truck between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and upon returning found that an unknown suspect(s) had sprayed orange paint on his truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the RCMP.

March 2

March 2, 2012 at 2:30 a.m., the Smithers RCMP responded to a disturbance in Fort Babine, BC.

One male had assaulted another male in a residence.

The 57-year-old victim was reported to have wounds on his head and was in and out of consciousness.

Police attended the scene with BC Ambulance and found several people in the residence caring for the victim.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old suspect had fled the scene.

The victim was transported to Bulkley Valley District hospital to attend to his injuries.

The injuries were later determined to be minor in nature.

The victim was released from hospital within a few hours and indicated he did not wish to pursue charges in the matter.

RCMP determined alcohol was a factor in the incident.

On March 2, 2012 at around noon the Smithers RCMP received a report of a hit and run that occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m.  and 9:00 a.m. on the 4000th block of 4th Ave., Smithers, BC.

A grey 1998 Honda Civic was parked on 4th Ave and had been hit by an unknown vehicle causing moderate damage to driver’s door and mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the RCMP.

March 3

On March 3, 2012 at  3:00 a.m. the Smithers RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief.

An intoxicated 23-year-old male had tried to climb into a blue Hyundai Sonata to go to sleep while the vehicle was parked at a convenience store on Highway 16.

The registered owner of the vehicle refused to allow him to get in.

As a result, the male kicked the car causing a moderate amount of exterior vehicle damage.

The male was arrested by police and transported to the Smithers Detachment where he was later released pending a charge of mischief under $5000.

March 7

On March 7, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. the Smithers RCMP received a complainant that a house had been broken into on the 3200 block of 14th Ave., Smithers, BC.

The complainant advised that sometime during the previous night her wallet and black iPhone 3, which were lying near her back door, were stolen and that the door had been unlocked at the time.

It appeared that someone had also gone through their truck, although nothing appeared to be missing.

The wallet had been turned in to the Smithers RCMP at 8:30 a.m. that morning.

The wallet had been found on 15th Ave., Smithers, BC.

A small amount of cash was missing and the contents of the wallet were scattered on the street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the RCMP.