On Monday December 17, 2018 the RCMP received multiple complaints of thefts all originating in a residential area of Revelstoke. Between 4th and 8th Streets, all east of Mackenzie Avenue, the police received numerous reports of thefts; in summary an attempted stolen licence plate, theft of sled and trailer, entrance into a parking garage, stolen $3000 bicycle, theft of cargo trailer, and several vehicles being entered. The RCMP have received a set of keys located in a vehicle that were mostly placed there by the thieves, possibly as a result of being stolen from another vehicle.
In many instances owners are not reporting these incidents, as nothing was taken or only small value items were removed. The Revelstoke RCMP encourages the public to report all incidents so that a better understanding of the crime pattern can be created. If the suspects are located, they can then be held accountable for all thefts.
2015 Karavan SS151 Flatdeck trailer black BCLP: UDE24K
2010 Yamaha Nitro snowmobile black BCLP: 1C5382
Santa Cruz Bronson Mountain bike, black with blue lettering
Also stolen, however recovered in Columbia Park, was a small cargo trailer. It appears that since it did not contain a sled, they dumped the trailer.
Police are encouraging residents and vehicle owners to take the time to secure their property. This can be achieved by hiding away valuables, including change, and to locking vehicles. Also securing trailers and recreational vehicles can prevents thefts.
The police are looking for a male driver and female observed attempting to steal the licence plate, operating a newer white pickup truck. We are seeking information from the public of any persons who witnessed their activity or have CCTV. The Police encourage residents to report any suspicious activity Crime Stoppers can also be a great resource if you have any knowledge of these crimes.
Police always seek the assistance of the public to report any suspicious occurrences or infractions they observe. Please contact the Revelstoke RCMP when necessary at 250.837.5255 or 911.
By RCMP Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky