Relatively quiet week for 100 Mile House RCMP

Police deal with torched truck, mail theft, ditched vehicle, weapon and drug bust

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 75 calls for service during the past week. Some highlights are as follows:

Stolen truck torched

At 6:27 a.m. on Dec. 26, 100 Mile House RCMP were called to a report of a vehicle fire on Ainsworth Road near the 99 Mile Ski Club.

The 1999 Ford F350 had been stolen earlier the same day in Prince George. The tires and wheels had been removed and taken before the vehicle was set on fire.

Members located documents associated to a resident of 100 Mile House.

When members contacted this resident, it was discovered that his brown 2006 Ford F350 with licence plate EP5080 was stolen from his driveway on the 300 block of Elm Avenue.

It is believed the truck was taken between 5:30 and 6 a.m. This truck remains outstanding.

Mail theft

On Dec. 26, RCMP were called to a report of a mischief and theft from Canada Post mailboxes on

MacMillan and Garrett roads in Lone Butte.

It was determined that several individual mailboxes had been pried open and it is suspected mail was taken from one of the boxes.

Police were also called to a similar report on Wolfe Road where numerous mailboxes had been pried open. It is believed that the incident took place sometime after Dec. 24.

Vehicle hit ditch

On Dec. 26, RCMP were called to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 just north of 108 Mile Ranch.

It was determined that a northbound vehicle was travelling around a corner and lost control, crossed into the oncoming lane and then went into the ditch.

The driver was not injured; however, the passenger did receive injuries that were believed to be minor and was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Weapon, drug bust

On Dec. 23, RCMP stopped a vehicle on the 300 block of Highway 97.

A set of brass knuckles was observed inside the vehicle. The male driver and lone occupant was arrested for possession of a prohibited device.

A further search of the vehicle was conducted where a knife was found hidden under the seat as well as approximately five grams of suspected cocaine.

The 40-year-old 100 Mile House man was later released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. Charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited device

will be proposed to Crown counsel.