On Sept. 25, Golden/Field RCMP responded to two calls for service regarding vandalism to property, and one theft of property.
Upon attendance to a residence in the 500 block of 5th Street South, where a rear window wiper of a car was bent and torn off and tomatoes and flower plants were damaged, police noticed that the damage carried on down the street.
Neighbourhood inquiries at other residences resulted in the findings that several “for sale” signs had been moved and placed on vehicles, two car side mirrors were smashed off, and four vehicles’ window wipers were bent or torn off.
On 5th Avenue South, a garbage bin was stolen, and a pedal bicycle was placed on top of a new car which damaged the paint.
Neighbourhood inquiries provided further information that a lone female was seen in the tomatoes and flower garden at 3 a.m., and voices were heard earlier along the street.
Police later attended to the forestry office, as they were notified by a citizen that the side glass door had been smashed out.
Upon attendance it was noted that the front door was still locked and the door pane was shattered.
These incidents occurred after bar closing and after a party located at the old mill site had ended, which police attended. Golden/Field RCMP will continue to issue consuming liquor in public, minor in possession of liquor and intoxicated in a public place violation tickets as they did so the previous evening.
These violation tickets range from $115 to $230, and intoxicated individuals will be lodged into cells until sober. Mischief to property is a Criminal Code offence and anyone found committing such an offence, or evidence to indicate the offence was committed by that person, will receive a court date in Provincial Court.
Residents in Golden are also being asked to lock their vehicles as some of these vehicles were left open and it is unknown to the victims if any contents are missing. The majority of break and enters and thefts in Golden occur to unlocked property.
Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Golden/Field Detachment directly at 250-344-2221 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online by entering East Kootenay Crime Stoppers into Google.