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
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.