Vehicle break-ins investigated

Middleton Mountain residents warned to take valuables out of vehicles

Vernon RCMP have a warning for Middleton Mountain residents.

Take valuables out of your vehicles as police are dealing with a rash of theft from vehicles and mischief to vehicles complaints.

Since Aug. 11, there have been 30 such complaints throughout Middleton Mountain.

“We are asking people to be vigilant,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Take your valuables out of your car. If you see any suspicious activity or suspicious persons, report it.”

In some cases, vehicle doors were left unlocked and thieves helped themselves to items such as wallets, briefcases and laptops.

In a number of other cases, vehicles suffered some damage as thieves tried to get into the vehicle.

On the night of Aug. 11, the night of a reported fire to grass and a children’s play shed in the 800 block of Mt. Bulman Place, officers were investigating several thefts from vehicles prior to the report of the fire.

“Anyone who might have seen something that night or knows anything about any of these thefts is asked to call the Vernon RCMP,” said Molendyk.

Information can be left for Const. Stephanie Bowhey at 250-545-7171, or e-mail her at