RCMP Report: Vehicle thefts highlight busy week for police

The RCMP responded to 64 calls last week, including a pair of vehicle thefts in town.

Police responded to 64 files last week.

Stolen items at Finn Creek

On Jan. 2 a vehicle was broken into at the Finn Creek parking area in Yoho National Park. A group of snowshoers returned to their parked vehicle to discover that their rear window had been smashed in and that some personal items had been stolen. This is extremely common at this time of year and police urge individuals to avoid leaving valuable items in their unattended vehicles.

Accident east of Golden

On Jan. 3 an Alberta vehicle travelling east lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic. The vehicle struck a westbound B.C. vehicle. A ticket was issued to the Alberta driver for driving too fast for the road conditions.

Fraudulent phone call

A man, posing as a lawyer, called an elderly woman in Golden and told her that her favourite nephew was in trouble and needed some money. The woman, concerned for her nephew, sent a few thousand dollars across multiple transactions to the man. She later heard from her nephew, who was never in any legal trouble. Police are reminding individuals to use caution when receiving calls of this nature. The incident is still being investigated.

Vehicle theft at Prestige

In the morning on Jan. 8, a vehicle was reported stolen at the Prestige Inn. A vehicle had originally been stolen from Revelstoke, but the suspects made the switch in Golden, leaving the Revelstoke car at the Prestige and taking an Alberta rental car with them. The theft is still under investigation.

Intoxicated vehicle theft

On Jan. 10 a pair of suspects took a vehicle from the 800 block of 11th Ave. S and later crashed through a fence at Louisiana Pacific. The individuals, one from Calgary and one from Medicine Hat, were found to be intoxicated at the time. Charges are currently pending.