Break-ins on rise

Several break and enters were reported over the holidays in Keremeos and the surrounding area.


A rash of holiday crime has police

looking for the public’s assistance.

The latest target for thieves were

two trailers parked in the Cawston Cold

Storage car park sometime during the

night December 23.

The theft was discovered around 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve and reported to police.

Two trailers belonging to TriCorp

Development Inc., a construction company

working to build an extension at the

cold storage facility, had about $2,000 in

equipment stolen.

Among the stolen equipment was a

plumbers thread machine and a black


“RCMP want to remind the public

that this is a time of year when Property

Crimes can increase and to report any

suspicious activity,” a press release from

the local RCMP detachment stated.

Prior to the Cawston Cold Storage

thefts lockers were broken into sometime

between 10 p.m. Sunday, December 20

and 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 21.

The culprits entered by cutting a chain

link fence that backs onto the KVR walking


Items were stolen from several lockers.

A list is still being compiled of items

taken. It is known that a Red Honda 2000-

watt generator was taken from one unit.

Anyone who hear or saw suspicious

activity in the area is requested to call

the Keremeos RCMP at 250-499-5511 or

Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS)8477.

Some tips on how to prevent breakins:

If you’re going to be away make sure

to stop mail and newspapers from coming

to your home.

Ask a neighbour to keep an eye out on

your property and do the same for them,

whether you’re home or away.

If you are not home or you are asleep,

a good tip is to leave a radio or television

on in the main rooms of your home to create

noise in your house and build up the

idea that someone is still home or awake.

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