RCMP Report: Gas continues to be siphoned from vehicles on Hwy strip

Police are asking for the public’s assistance after receiving two additional reports of gas being stolen out of vehicles.

  • Oct. 2, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Vehicle Crossed Centre Line

Police, Golden Fire-Rescue, and BC Ambulance responded to a collision on Highway 95 during the early morning hours of September 21.

The single occupant of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to the Golden Hospital where he was assessed and later released.

The southbound vehicle sustained extensive damage after crossing the centre line, driving in to the northbound ditch before striking a tree. The driver indicated to police that he had swerved to miss a deer after being blinded by an oncoming vehicle.

Siphoned Gas

Police are asking for the public’s assistance after receiving two additional reports of gas being stolen out of vehicles parked on the Highway 1 Frontage Road.

These incidents are believed to have occurred some time between September 18 and 22. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Missing Trucker

RCMP from Golden, Chilliwack, and Kamloops worked together to locate a truck driver who was reported missing from Golden on September 22.

The driver’s wife reported the male missing early that morning when he failed to show up in Chilliwack to meet with friends before continuing on to the U.S.

Police were able to track the driver’s phone’s GPS, which provided a location in Kamloops. Kamloops RCMP were then tasked with locating the male and were able to speak with him confirming that he was not ‘missing’ or in need of emergency assistance.

Harassing Customers

On September 23, police were called to a local gas station on Highway 1 after staff reported that a male was outside harassing customers and refused to leave the property when asked.

Police responded and conducted several patrols of the area, however the male was never located. No further complaints were received by police.

Male Reported Missing

Police spent part of September 22 looking for a local youth who had been reported missing by a friend.

After searching, police were able to locate the male who was not in need of police or medical assistance and was quite confused as to why his friend would report him missing.

Fight in Gas Station

Two males were reportedly fighting inside a local gas station on September 25 resulting in police being called.

“An officer responded and found that the two males were simply yelling at each other and no assault had taken place,” says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury, spokesperson for the Golden-Field RCMP.

Both males departed the scene and no further disturbances were reported.

Collision in Yoho

Police were called to a collision on Highway 1 near the Emerald Lake turnoff on September 25 after police believe a westbound vehicle conducted a U-turn in front of a westbound tractor trailer.

Field Fire-Rescue and BC Ambulance also responded and one of the occupants of the car was assessed and then released on scene.

The driver of the westbound car was then issued a Violation Ticket for conducting an unsafe U-Turn.


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