Suspects forced to clean up spray paint on Central Park train car

Weekly police report details several acts of mischief and theft of vehicles.

  • Nov. 4, 2011 8:00 a.m.

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Anyone with information on any of these incidents should call the RCMP or Crimestoppers.

RCMP: 250-847-3233

Crimestoppers: 1-800-222-8477

Oct. 28

RCMP were called to a reported break-in to Aqua North Plumbing on 1st Avenue.  The break-in, which occured sometime between the 27th and 28th, saw the lock to the rear compound cut. Entry was gained to the building and approximately $1,000 worth of copper pipe was reported stolen. Police are continuing to investigate and request any knowledge the public may have on this matter.

Oct. 29

Police were dealing with two stolen vehicle reports this morning. First, a complainant said that his yellow 1984 GMC pick-up had been stolen from his business on the 4300 block of Highway 16 in Smithers. The vehicle had been taken sometime between 5:30 p.m. the previous evening and 9:30 a.m. the day of the report. A short time later, a friend of the owner called to say the truck was seen at Tim Horton’s.

Around the same time, there was a report of a second vehicle stolen from the Tim Horton’s parking lot, a white Ford pick-up with a red quad in the back. The vehicle had been left running when it was stolen. Surveillence video from a nearby business showed the driver of the yellow pick-up get into the white Ford. The white pick-up was later found in Prince George, however the Honda TRX quad that was in the back of the pick-up is still missing.

Also on Oct. 29, at around 8:45 p.m., staff at the A&W restaurant reported a male had broken glass on their door. Two employees were inside and heard  glass breaking and saw a male breaking the remaining glass in the outder door at the building’s side entrance. The male is described as 5’9″, 160 to 180 pounds with a thin build, wearing a black and white plaid hody, a black baseball cap and had something covering his face. The male fled and police patrols were not successful in finding the suspect. They determined a wood planter box had been thrown at the door.

Oct. 31

Around 6 p.m. an anonymous caller reported to police that a group of men were spray painting the train car that sits outside of the Central Park Building. The caller noted that one of the males was dressed in a fluorescent yellow suit. When police arrived, they found the person wearing the yellow suit and three other males trying to leave the area. Police saw that the back of the train was covered in purple and red spray paint.

A 26-year-old and a 22-year-old male, both of whom were reportedly intoxicated, were arrested for mischief and held in the RCMP cell block for the night. The other two males, a 40 and a 23-year-old, were offered the chance to clean off the train with water supplied by the fire department. The paint completely came off. None of the males in that case were charged with mischief.

While attending this incident, officers also located a back pack in the parking lot which contained 48.6 grams of marijuana and 35 grams of cocaine, a street value police say has $4000. None of the males claimed ownership of the bag. As police could not figure out who owned the bag, the drugs were seized for destruction.

Nov. 2

Someone was reportedly breaking glass in the rear parking lot of the Alpenhorn Pub. Police attended and saw what appeared to be two men chasing another lone man down an alley. Three officers pursued on foot and caught the lone male. The 24-year-old was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for mischief to vehicles; a witness said he heard glass smash and saw the suspected male inside a vehicle. The male was released pending charge approval for four counts of mischief under $5000.

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