Keremeos crime update

Update on Keremeos mail theft / thieves target Keremeos sewage treatment plant

The Village of Keremeos sewage treatment plant was targetted by thieves on Monday night

The Village of Keremeos sewage treatment plant was targetted by thieves on Monday night

Update on mailbox theft

Further mailbox theft occurred in Keremeos sometime on the weekend of December 21-22.

The lobby door of the post office in Keremeos was jimmied and several boxes, including the Keremeos Review’s, were broken into.

On December 28, police in Midway reported the apprehension of a Keremeos man after a crime spree in Midway and Salmo. The man had in his possession mail and other stolen property.

Further investigation by Midway RCMP revealed mail and stolen cheques from addresses in Keremeos and several other communities between the Similkameen and East Kootenays. A Keremeos man has been charged, as the investigation continues.

Sewage plant heist

Thieves cut through chain link fence and broke into Keremeos’ sewage treatment plant on Monday night, December 30.

It’s not known how much, if any, effluent was taken, but 12 used 17 inch tires that had been placed in storage in the building are missing.