Tumbler Ridge POLICE BLOTTER

Two youths have been apprehended after entering the Rec Centre after hours. Through the video surveillance, their identity and actions were discovered. This is Breaking and Entering.

Regardless if damage is done to enter a building, the act of being inside the Rec Centre outside of the normal working hours is by defination Break and Enter. And Break and Enter is a Criminal Offence which can earn you a Criminal Record. And if you have a Criminal Record and try to travel to the United States, there is a good chance that you may be refused entry into the States and turned back at the border……so much for that trip to Disneyland. And it?s no use running to the nearest RCMP detachment wanting someone to make a call to the American Customs. It doesn?t work. They have their laws and customs requirements – if they don?t want you in the country, they have the last say. I?ve seen it happen many times.

Two vehicles were damaged when someone smashed the tail lights in the parking lots of two of the apartment blocks.

Should anyone have information regarding this incident, please call the Tumbler Ridge RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

A Telus cell phone has been turned into the detachment. If you?ve lost your phone, stop by and identify same to claim.

Last week we had a complaint of an unlocked vehicle being entered. PLEASE lock your vehicles and lock your houses. Insurance does not go a long way if your vehicle goes missing.

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of calls to the detachment about scams that people are either receiving through phone calls, their personal mail or their emails. I know I?ve said it before, but I?ll say it again – If it sounds too good to be true, then it is. There is an excellent website on the Internet – www.phonebusters.com – that provides a wealth of information if you think that you have been a victim of a scam or are suspicious about letters, phone calls or emails that you are asked to send money and where personal or banking information is being asked for or. This website describes various types of scams such as the pyramid scheme, letter fraud from Nigeria, prize pitching other scams that makes very interesting reading. If you do not have access to the Internet, the number for Phone Busters is 1-888-495-8501.

Cst Beth Graham, Tumbler Ridge Detachment