A routine traffic stop in Lumby resulted in a significant discovery by Lumby RCMP.
On March 14, just after 9 p.m., a pickup truck pulling a 24-foot aluminum cargo trailer with no lights visible was stopped.
“While our officers were checking the trailer, they noticed all the identifiable markings and vehicle identification number plate had been removed,” said Lumby RCMP Cpl. Henry Proce.
“The trailer was seized for no insurance and to continue the investigation that it might be stolen.”
Officers were able to determine that the trailer had been stolen from Claresholm, Alta. back in 2007. The trailer was valued at $18,000 at the time. It has now been returned to the rightful owner and the driver of the pickup, a 38-year-old Kelowna man, faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000.
The rear compound of Kal Tire on Shuswap Avenue in Lumby has been broken into a couple times over the past month.
The culprit or culprits have cut through the fence and have stolen used batteries and tires that are stored there.
Police also asking for anyone with any information on these thefts to please come forward and provide them with the details, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
RCMP responded at 7 a.m. on March 25 to a complaint of break-and-enter at Xander’s Catering & Food Services (formerly Anna’s Pizza) on Norris Avenue.
The suspect’s entry was gained through the rear door into the unoccupied business.
“The investigation has determined that nothing appears to have been stolen,” said Proce. “The suspect may have been scared off.”
This is the third time in recent years that this particular business has been broken into. Anyone with information about this break-and-enter is asked to call the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151, or Crime Stoppers.