Lumby police issue poison alert

Lumby RCMP are alerting pet owners after continuing to receive complaints of animals being poisoned on the west side of the village.

The latest two reports, said Cpl. Henry Proce, involve dogs along Park Avenue.

The detachment has also received reports of cats becoming sick or dying from further up the hill in that area.

“It may be this is a deliberate act or the animals are simply getting into some toxic substance,” said Proce.

“Either way, it is extremely upsetting to pet owners and we’re putting this message out for their information.”

Not part of the deal

A new homeowner moving into a residence on Thomas Road in Cherryville discovered an unexpected addition to his property.

Buried beneath one of his sheds was a steel sea can.

“The large shipping container has obviously been used to grow marijuana and was inspected by police,” said Cpl Henry Proce, with the RCMP.

“This is the second such facility we’ve dealt with this year.”

Gates gone

Lumby RCMP are investigating the theft of a pair of ornate iron driveway gates from the 500 block of Bluenose Road.

The gates are black, very large and heavy.

“Whoever stole them was well-prepared with a vehicle and no doubt an accomplice,” said Cpl. Henry Proce.

The gates are about 10-feet long and nine-feet high at the highest point.

There is a large star in a circle (pentagram) incorporated into the centre of each gate. They are custom made and easily identifiable.

Anybody with any information on the location of these iron gates can contact the Lumby detachment at 1-250-547-2151, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tips can also be left at

Public appeal

At the end of October, a couple of men attempted to steal a pickup truck from the Twin Creeks Motel.

The vehicle belonged to a guest from Nanaimo.

“The business has surveillance cameras which captured the incident,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, with the RCMP.

“However, after viewing the video, police were not able to make an accurate identification.

“Again, any information out there would be helpful in solving this matter.”



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