Local RCMP have busy week

Burns Lake RCMP responded to a number of calls in the beginning of March.

Dog complaint

At approx. 5:25 p.m. on Mar. 3, 2014 police received a call for service alleging a neighbours dog had attacked the complaints dog within the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. Police investigation determined that there was no physical evidence or witness evidence to support the allegation. Police contacted the owner of the dog having alleged to have attacked the complainants dog who agreed to chain the dog within their property.

Hospital disturbance

At approx. 10:30 p.m. on Mar. 4, 2014 place received a call for service to the Lakes District Hospital to deal with two intoxicated males in the emergency area who were causing a disturbance. Upon police arrival, the two males had already departed the hospital and a subsequent patrol in the neighbouring area observed the individuals enter a residence.


At approx. 3:16 p.m. on Mar. 5, 2014 police received a 911 hang up call from a cell phone. Police investigation located the subscriber at their residence in the 2900 block of Babine Lake Road and determined that the call was placed by the subscribers young child coming home on the school bus and that there was no emergency. The subscriber committed to reviewing the incident with their child to ensure proper use of the 911 service in the future if required.

Hit & run

At approx.  8:38 p.m. on Mar. 6, 2014 a citizen of our community attended the Burns Lake RCMP to report a hit and run. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Margaret Patrick Memorial Center on Center Street. Police abstained a statement, took photographs of the damage and completed an accident report. Police remind all drivers that it is their legal duty to report a motor vehicle incident involving damage over $1000. Or leave their contact details in cases involving unattended motor vehicles.

Break & Enter at the Blue Spruce

At approximately 12:46 p.m. on Mar. 7, 2014 Burns Lake RCMP responded to call of a residential break, enter and theft which occurred in the Blue Spruce Trailer Court. Suspects(s) gained entry via front entrance door.

Stolen property comprised of prescription medication. No physical evidence suitable for examination was located at the scene. Neighbourhood inquiries failed to identify any suspicious activity for people. Victim Services were offered and accepted by the victim.