Utility worker assaulted in Warfield, parking meters destroyed in downtown Trail

Police seek information on assailant described as between mid-20s to 30, medium build, clean shaven wearing a dark hoody.

An assault in Warfield has left a local man wondering where his good deed went wrong.

A utility worker stopped his vehicle on the Warfield hill below Webster School on Dec. 7 around 3 a.m. to help a driver who was parked on the left-hand side of the road with his emergency flashers on.

“When the utility worker asked the driver if he was OK, the male driver exited his vehicle and assaulted the utility worker,” Cpl. Darryl Orr of the Trail & Greater District RCMP reported.

The suspect is described as a man in his mid-20s to 30s, clean shaven, with an average build, wearing a green or dark hoody or fleece jacket. His vehicle is noted as a grey or dark coloured two-door car.

“I don’t think I can remember specifically any kind of investigation like this where somebody acts in good faith to help somebody out, and they get assaulted,” Orr added Wednesday.

RCMP is also asking the public for any tips on mischief in downtown Trail Dec. 4 when police responded to a complaint and found five parking meters broken and needing repair.

“It’s pretty desperate times” for someone to pillage the meters for some pocket change, said Orr.

“You could probably call every single RCMP detachment in B.C., and they’ll say they’ve had similar problems, but we certainly have had our share in Trail over the last couple years,” he added.

Anyone with any information about these incidents can call the Trail RCMP at 250-364- 2566 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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