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.

Just Posted

Tell the Times

Web Poll: Have you been the target of petty theft in Trail?

Nelson and Kaslo both claimed Queen City status

Place Names: Queen City of the Kootenays

Minor hockey roots preserved in Trail mural

The Trail Minor Hockey Association founded Minor Hockey Week in 1957

Scammers using Castlegar home for rental fraud

Local realtors say the problem is happening more frequently with their properties

Passenger count down, fuel sales up at Trail Regional Airport

Heavy snowfall into the spring and ongoing wild fires in 2018 impacted landings at the Trail airport

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Explosion sends B.C. firefighter to hospital

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Ex-Mountie investigating ‘Surrey six’ murders pleads guilty to obstruction

Derek Brassington entered his plea in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

Most Read