Kaslo the target of weekend crime spree
Kaslo RCMP would like to remind area residents to lock and secure vehicles and residences, and to report any suspicious activity to police.
This coming after a handful of thefts from vehicles and a pair of break and enter crimes reported to the Kaslo detachment Monday morning.
“All of these events are crimes of opportunity – therefore preventable if owners take simple steps,” Cpl. Shaun Begg, Kaslo RCMP Detachment Commander, said in a prepared media statement, adding police are always available to provide security and crime prevention tips to Kaslo residents.
Cpl. Begg says that two vehicles, a 1979 Red Mercedes Diesel Station Wagon, and a 1992 Red and Silver Dodge Dakota pickup were stolen from Rainbow Drive in Kaslo.
Cpl. BEGG said both vehicles would have required a battery or a boost to start as they were stored for the winter.
The third vehicle, a 2003 red Ford F350 was stolen from the Hamill Creek Timber homes, located at 13440 Hwy 31 Meadow Creek.
Also during the weekend two vehicles were rummaged through and power and hand tools were taken.
Cpl. Begg says that police are following up on potential leads, including forensics.
Anyone with information involving these crimes should contact the Kaslo RCMP at (250) 353-2225.