Theft of ATV/UTVs on the rise in Fort St John and area

Fort St John

2022-10-12 12:29 HAP

Dossier nº PSA - Theft of UTVs

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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.

On Wednesday, October 12, at 12:16pm, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a theft of trailer with two quads on it.  This theft occurred in broad daylight.

The Fort St John RCMP has noticed a significant increase in ATV/UTV thefts during the past 6 weeks.  These thefts have occurred inside the boundaries of Fort St John but also in the rural areas with multiple thefts of UTV's in the Charlie Lake area.

In numerous files, thieves have been able to steal the ATV/UTV while stored on trailers.

The Fort St John RCMP is asking the public to take proactive steps to secure and protect their ATV/UTV and trailers by:

"It is likely that these thefts are being conducted by a group of organized and experienced thieves", said Constable Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP.  "Public awareness and education can help owners protect their property, removing the temptation and preventing opportunities for thieves to continue stealing ATV/UTVs."

Fall is a time when ATV/UTVs see increased use, being utilized for family adventure as well as hunting purposes.  In the event your ATV/UTV or trailer is stolen:

The Fort St John RCMP Crime Reduction Unit is prioritizing the ATV/UTV thefts and investigating potential suspects.

The Fort St John RCMP continues to investigate and is asking anyone who may have additional information about these incidents, to please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chad Neustaeter

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Fort St. John
10648, 100e Rue, Fort St. John (C.-B.) V1J 3Z6
Bureau : 250-787-8100
Télécopieur : 250-787-8133

Courriel : chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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