A group of criminals are responsible for the rash of thefts in and around the Trail area, according to Cpl. Daryl Orr with the Trail & Greater District Detachment.
“We are working on identifying and dismantling this group,” he added, noting that one man was picked up for some of these offences but it’s clear now that he’s not the only one involved.
Clayton Bone appeared in Nelson Provincial Court early this month and plead guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle, flight from police, and uttering threats to harm a police officer. The 28-year-old from Kimberley was sentenced to 15 months in jail.
Sgt. Darren Oelke assured residents then that the dramatic increase in property-related offences would subside since Bone’s arrest but that hasn’t been the case.
“Sorry but there are too many incidents to detail, this isn’t abnormal, just too much info,” said Orr.
“This is abnormal for our area but not unheard of,” he added. “In the past we have encountered and arrested groups operating in this way. We hope to do the same to this group and we are dedicating resources in this regard.”
Police are reminding the public to be diligent with locking their cars.