A shattered side view mirror on a vehicle belonging to a staff member of the Castlegar News.

Long weekend complaints down but Castlegar RCMP still busy

Castlegar police seek public help on theft, graffiti and vandalism investigations

The Castlegar RCMP responded to 55 complaints this past long weekend but that number is down 18 per cent from the 67 calls at this time last year.

An RCMP release states the majority of complaints were causing a disturbance and mischief related incidents. Castlegar RCMP issued several violation tickets, with nine of them involving the use of an electronic device while driving. The fine for that offence is $167.

Castlegar RCMP is requesting public help into the investigation of two files:

The first occurred in the middle of the day on August 5. Contractors were working on renovations at the CIBC. Approximately $12,000 worth of tools were taken from a rented unit at the parking lot on 18th Street next to Common Grounds coffee shop.

A white 1990 SUV bearing a British Columbia licence plate was observed in front of the unit. Police are looking for any information from the public that may assist in identifying the suspects and vehicle relating to this theft.

In addition, numerous instances of graffiti and vandalism — specifically in the Millennium, Kinsmen Park and Waldie Trail areas over the past few weeks — has the RCMP asking for the public for help in identifying those responsible.

A staff member of the Castlegar News was also a victim of vandalism sometime Sunday night, when the side view mirror of their vehicle was smashed. In that instance, RCMP were able to detain individuals involved.

Police are actively reviewing video surveillance in efforts of identifying the suspects involving in the graffiti tagging. The tags include various words,  symbols and vulgarities.

City of Castlegar Public Works has advised that clean up costs associated with the mischief is nearing $10,000. Although the parks remain open from 7 a.m to 10 p.m., a decision has been made to close the washrooms at Millennium, Kinsmen and Kinnaird Parks at 8 p.m.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in this investigation is asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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