Lillooet RCMP December 22 – December 28 2021, Calls for service: 35

Lillooet

2022-01-04 14:10 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

The Online Crime Reporting (OCR) system is available for incidents that have occurred in Lillooet where you have lost, had stolen, or sustained property or vehicle damage that is less than $5000 to replace or repair. The OCR system is also appropriate for driving complaints that ARE NOT IN PROGRESS. For complete details, please visit https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/lillooet/en or enter Online Crime Reporting Lillooet in your search engine.

Collision
On December 22 at 10am a complainant reported a two vehicle collision on Hwy 99, approximately 10km south of Lillooet. Road conditions were poor with packed snow and ice, and continuous falling snow. Lillooet RCMP attended and located a Subaru Forester and Mazda 3 which had collided head on after the Mazda 3 came around a corner and lost traction causing it to slide into the path of the Subaru. Both drivers were uninjured, however both vehicles appeared to be totalled. Lillooet Rescue attended to assist with traffic control. Both vehicles were towed off scene, and details were forwarded to ICBC.

Theft
On December 22 at 5pm a 53 year old male complainant reported his wallet was stolen from the 700 block of Main St. The male adding he had left his wallet on the counter at a store, and exited the store. Then realized he had forgot his wallet and went back a few minutes later but his wallet, which contained over $2000 cash, was gone. Police attended and spoke with the cashier who stated another 25 year old male known to him, had taken the wallet after the cashier told him don’t forget your wallet, as he believed the wallet belonged to the 25 year old. Lillooet RCMP located the 25 year old and his vehicle about 20 minutes later. The 25 year old stated he wasn’t paying attention and grabbed the wallet after the cashier said don’t forget your wallet, however he planned to turn it in to police after realizing it was not his wallet. Police returned the wallet to the 53 year old who confirmed there was no cash missing, however then claimed his bank card and ID was missing. The 53 year old male was directed to cancel his bank card and report his ID stolen. The 25 year old alleged the wallet did not have anything other than cash inside.

Missing Person
On December 22 at 9:30pm a male reported his 48 year old mother-in-law was missing as she had not arrived in Vancouver as planned earlier that day. The female was driving a white SUV and was planning to take Hwy 99 through Pemberton. The female last told family she was at Tim Horton’s in Lillooet at 1:30pm that day, and had not been heard from since. Pings on the female’s phone were last on a Lillooet tower at 1:30pm that day. Police checked with local tow companies and hotels whoever the female and her vehicle were not located that night. On December 23 the investigation continued which included a helicopter deployment to patrol Hwy 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet for her vehicle. Lillooet RCMP also patrolled Hwy 99 extensively, however land and air patrols were unable to locate the vehicle. At 1:30pm on December 23 Lillooet RCMP received a call from the 48 year old female who stated she was lost in Seton Portage, and had erroneously followed Google Maps which directed her down Hwy 40, through Seton Portage, and to the Highline Road where she got stuck. She was able to drive back to Seton Portage and was calling from a restaurant in the area. Police and her family were happy to hear she was safe, and she was given directions on how to return to Lillooet.

Suspicious Circumstance
On December 24 at 7pm a female complainant reported hearing someone yelling f*** you at the top of their lungs to someone across the street on McEwen Rd. Lillooet RCMP attended a residence in the area and located a male that was hard of hearing, who informed police he was yelling at his dog to come back inside because it was cold outside. Police did not locate anyone else in the household, and no other yelling was heard in the area.

Check Well Being
On December 27 at 12:15am a male reported his 24 year old brother was driving from Fort St John to Whistler and was expected to arrive earlier in the day on December 26, however the 24 year old had not been heard from. Police were attempting to contact the 24 year old when the complainant called back and informed police that the 24 year old brother was safe, and had mistakenly followed Google Maps which directed him down Hwy 40, instead of Hwy 99 to Whistler. Police were able to speak with the 24 year old directly to ensure his safety.

Collision
On December 27 at 1:30pm Lillooet RCMP were informed of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 99 near Duffey Lake. Police attended and located a 2016 Honda CRV and a 2007 Ford F150 that had collided head-on where there was a sharp turn in the roadway. The roads were slick from recent snowfall and compact snow and ice. BC Ambulance attended to see to a female passenger with minor rib injuries. No other injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed off scene.

Theft
On December 28 a male complainant reported someone had broken into his shipping container storage unit in the 3000 block of Hwy 99. The theft occurred sometime between December 23 and December 28. A lock on the shipping container was cut. A blue water pump and hoses, blue generator, and a red air compressor were stolen. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lillooet RCMP, please reference Lillooet RCMP file 2021-2390.

Assault
On December 28 at 7pm a female complainant reported her 54 year old son who lived in her basement was screaming and banging on stuff in the VLA area. The female went downstairs to check on her son and he pushed her. Police were not immediately available, however attended the residence after returning from a separate incident. The female complainant did not wish to pursue charges, but asked police to speak with her son. Police spoke with the 54 year old and warned him that future assaultive behaviour could result in police pursuing a criminal charge against him. The male denied any wrong doing, and was permitted by the mother to stay in the residence.

Released by:

Cst Andrew Hodges
Lillooet RCMP
317 Main Street | Lillooet BC | V0K 1V0
Tel: 250-256-4244

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