Mail theft case leads to arrest

RCMP officers responded Jan. 11 to a theft in progress at the Lumby post office.

A Fraser Valley woman is facing charges in connection with a mail theft incident in Lumby.

RCMP officers responded Jan. 11 to a theft in progress at the Lumby post office.

“Staff witnessed a female suspect breaking into post office boxes and stealing the contents,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.

“Our officers were able to apprehend the suspect as she drove away from the scene.”

Court documents show Barbara Susan Netzlaw, 45, of Abbotsford, charged with three counts: theft from mail, possession of stolen property and possessing stolen mail, mail container or key.

Lumby RCMP are asking the public for help in solving a theft Jan. 9 from the Monashee Community Co-Op.

Somebody stole cash from an unlocked drawer within the building.

“There is no video surveillance within the co-op,” said Proce. “Police have spoken to many of the people associated with the co-op, however, there are no suspects in the case.”

If anyone in the community has information regarding this theft they are asked to contact the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151.

Who owns a huge diesel tank recovered in the middle of Highway 6, near Cherryville, in October remains a mystery.

The tank holds 15,000 litres, is green and on metal skids.

“Despite a lot of investigation, we have not been able to locate the owner of the tank which is obviously of considerable value,” said Proce.

If you have any knowledge of this tank, give the Lumby RCMP detachment a call.