Pub break-in leads to arrests

A local man has been arrested and faces charges after a break-in and theft at the Farrier Pub

A local man has been arrested and faces charges after a break-in and theft at the Farrier Pub.

The investigation began when 100 Mile House RCMP were called out the Farrier Pub in 103 Mile for an attempted break and enter on Oct. 23.

Police attended the scene and were provided the name of the male suspect, but were unable to locate him.

Then at 4 a.m. the same morning, the local RCMP detachment received another report of someone breaking into the pub, where cigarettes and liquor were stolen. Responding officers saw the suspect running along the road near the Park Avenue Trailer Park, and contained the area. Police then tracked the suspect to a nearby trailer, where he was located inside and arrested.

The suspect and a female accomplice from the same residence were also wanted in connection to previous shoplifting complaints from businesses in 100 Mile House, so both were held in police custody.

Later in the morning, police returned to the area with a Police Service Dog from Williams Lake to conduct an article search.

A traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle recovered a number of articles stolen from the Farrier Pub, and then an execution of a search warrant at a residence recovered the tools used in the break in.

Two charges of Break & Enter and two counts of theft under $5,000 have been approved against Troy Hamilton, 42, of 100 Mile House. He was remanded in custody and will appear again in Williams Lake Court.

The female suspect was released on a recognizance for an appearance in 100 Mile House Court on shoplifting charges.