Smithers RCMP responded to approximately 95 calls for service during the week of Dec. 23-30. Noteworthy incidents include:
Smithers RCMP are warning the public to be vigilant when receiving emails claiming to be from Canada Post or FedEx. There have been a number of recent reports of people receiving emails from sources identifying themselves as Canada Post or FedEx, advising customers that they have a package that needs to be picked up and more information is available by clicking on the attached link. However, by clicking on the link attached in the email, this may provide unauthorized users access into your computer and to your personal information. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises consumers not to open unsolicited emails or when the sender is unknown.
Spam and related violations can be reported to the enforcement agencies through the Spam Reporting Centre.
Smithers RCMP are asking for public assistance in obtaining further information about either of the following incidents:
On Tuesday, Dec. 27 in the 3600 block of Railway Avenue, a Smithers resident reported to Smithers RCMP that two sets of summer tires in good condition were stolen out of their yard. The tires were reported as Goodyear (285-70-170) truck tires on rims and Goodyear (31-10-5-15) small truck tires.
Also on Dec. 27, Smithers RCMP received a report of a hit and run resulting in extensive property damage to the fence at the back of the golf course near the corner of Railway Avenue and Zobnick Road. This matter is still under investigation and police are hoping the driver will present him or herself at the Smithers RCMP detachment to assist in providing further details.
Anyone who has any information about this incident or might have seen anything suspicious on or around the noted date is asked to call Smithers RCMP or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit online at canadiancrimestoppers.org.