Greater Trail On The Beat – Unlocked vehicles targeted

Thieves have gone through and stolen items from unlocked vehicles in East and West Trail.

  • Jan. 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Over the past week there have been instances of items going missing from vehicles parked in east and west Trail. The vehicles have been left unlocked and the thieves take the opportunity to go through a vehicle taking cash or items of value.

One home had a security camera pointed on the street which captured two individuals walking up to a car, trying the door handle and then leaving when the car was found locked. Identification of these individuals is hindered by the lighting and quality of film but it does show that the targets of these incident is unlocked cars.

Night vandal sought

Police are also investigating instances of vehicles having their tires punctured and an incident of spray painting a vehicle. These incidents are occurring over night and citizens are encouraged to keep an eye out in their neighbourhoods, report any suspicious activity and most importantly lock your car when not using it.

Wanted man arrested

On Jan.18th police were called to downtown Trail where a male was seen acting erratically. Upon police arrival the male was identified and when checked, it was discovered that there were 2 warrants for his arrest for incidents in Nelson. The male was arrested without any problems and was held in custody to be seen by judge the next day.

RCMP at Red

Trail RCMP and Red Mountain have again partnered together again this year to have a Ski Patrol Program in effect. This program has fully operational police officers  patrolling the ski hill at various times of the week. On January 20th two Trail Detachment officers  were on Red Mountain as part of program and investigated a marijuana possession file while there. The officers detected the odour of marijuana while riding the chair lift and the investigation resulted in the seizure of some marijuana and associated paraphanalia. The legality of marijuana possession are the same on a ski hill as it is anywhere else in public and people will be held accountable for their actions.

By Cpl Dave Johnson

Trail and Greater District Detachment