The Golden-Field RCMP are currently investigating the theft of a Grey 2018 Toyota Tundra that was taken from Granite Drive in Golden, sometime between 11 p.m. on July 7, and 9 a.m. on July 8.
The vehicle has a British Columbia licence plate: LT 9014.
Anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or has information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221, their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Golden-Field RCMP urge residents and business owners to take preventative measures to ensure they don’t become victims after a recent string of thefts in the area.
Police ask the public to lock their vehicle doors, and never leave valuables in the vehicle, like purses and wallets, and says that failing to do this fuels these types of crimes.
“Theft is a crime of opportunity,” Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP said. “Don’t be a victim. Remove valuables, lock doors, and report suspicious activity to police.”
Some tips to protect property from theft include not leaving any belongings in your vehicle, investing in a good anti-theft device, parking in open, visible areas, lighting your driveway at night, and recording the serial numbers of all items of value.
In addition to recording serial numbers, police also suggest that owners take photographs of valuables for police and insurance purposes, as well as keeping current records and receipts of valuable items.
If you have information about property-related crime in the community, please contact the Golden-Field RCMP or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers. For more tips on how to prevent property theft from your vehicle, go to www.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or www.baitcar.com/prevention/top-10/ways-you-can-protect-your-belongings, and www.icbc.com.
Golden Fire Department
The Golden Fire Department has been busy of the past week, responding to a variety of different calls, including three medical aid calls, and on July 3, a collision between a tractor trailer and a car on the Trans-Canada Highway.
The incident occurred at the intersection of the frontage road at the Visitor Information Centre, and there were no reported injuries.
The second call that day was for a fire in a construction waste bin located behind a hotel. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze while protecting a vehicle parked close by.
In the afternoon on Friday, July 6, Golden Fire Rescue responded to a wires down incident. A truck came into contact with overhead wires at Rosewood Apartments on 12th Street S., tearing them from the side of the apartment building. The area was confined, and power to the building was shut off, and the downed wires remained live.
“We would like to remind the public to treat any downed wires as if they are live, stay well clear, and call 911,” fire Chief Dave Balding said.
At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, crews responded to a report of smoke in a mobile home. The occupants of the resident were not in the home, and crews in protecting breathing apparatuses checked the entire building for possible sources of smoke.