Clearwater RCMP responded to 32 calls for service this past week.
On Wed Nov. 8, at about 9 a.m. a Kamloops man called the Clearwater RCMP to report a theft of diesel fuel from his pickup truck that was parked in the 2000 block of Blackwater Road in Blackpool.
The complainant said that he left his truck, a white 2000 F-350 bearing BC license plates at the property on Thursday at 6 p.m. and returned Saturday at 7 p.m.
The complainant was then contacted by another local man, well known to police, who offered to sell the complainant some diesel as his “friend” had gifted him 100 gallons. The complainant said no.
The complainant later went to his truck and noted that his tank had been siphoned and suspected the local man was the thief.
No known witnesses and no surveillance on site. The complainant wanted to gather some items from the local man prior to police attending to speak with him about this. Const. Klassen followed up with the complainant on Nov. 9, and he advised that he approached the local man who said that he already sold the diesel, but as a kind gesture gave the complainant 10 gallons back.
The local man told the complainant that he would be “getting more diesel” over the coming weekend. The complainant didn’t want the RCMP to contact the man about the issue.
The investigation is ongoing.
On Friday, Nov .10, at 1:34 p.m. a Little Fort man called the Clearwater RCMP to report that someone stole his travel trailer from his backyard in the 100 block of Ferry Road, in Little Fort B.C. Const. Klassen spoke to the complainant on the phone and he said that between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 10, someone would have towed the fifth wheel out of his yard.
The trailer is described as 20 to 28 feet long, of unknown make or model, white with blue strips along the side. No license plates on the trailer.
The complainant said it is registered in someone else’s name as he never updated the registration when he bought it years ago (he no longer remembers who he bought it from).
The complainant believed that a Barriere woman was a suspect as she was staying in it when yesterday he asked her for rent money. She refused and then the trailer disappeared. Const. Klassen attended, no evidence on scene. Local crime properties were checked, with negative results. The complainant was going to check the woman’s property in Barriere.
The complainant wasn’t motivated enough to check the security cameras at his house so very little for the police to follow up on.
On Nov. 11, BC Ambulance Service reported a two-vehicle collision at Hwy. 5 and Sandpiper Drive. Cpl. McGeorge attended, noting that a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a local woman was northeast bound on Hwy. 5 and making a left-hand turn onto Sandpiper Drive when a 2014 Chev sedan driven by a Birch Island woman failed to notice and rear-ended her.
The Chevy sedan sustained front-end damage and was towed by our local tow company. Both drivers sustained minor injuries, assessed by BC Ambulance Service paramedics and released.
The driver of the Chevy claimed she tried to brake but her brakes didn’t work. No accident report is required.
There were no charges.