Local RCMP are warning residents that there have been several reports of break and enter in the Rock Creek area in the past couple of months. “Please ensure you report any and all suspicious activity to the RCMP right away,” RCMP Corporal Kevin Christensen told the Times in an email on Tuesday morning.
“Please keep an eye out for your neighbors property and if you are going to be away make sure you have neighbors checking in on your property.”
Police also advice installing motion lights to help protect your property and make sure you lock all your doors and windows.
Midway RCMP report that on Sunday, Sept. 29 they responded to a report of a break and enter at 3505 Kettle Valley East Road in Rock Creek. The suspect(s) broke a window and gained entry. A Dell laptop computer was reported missing.
Saturday, Sept. 28 had Midway RCMP responding to a break and enter at Freeman’s Country Store in Rock Creek. Police report that the suspects stole Carhartt clothing, hunting supplies, and rifle ammunition as well as a surveillance recording device.
On Saturday, Sept. 21st Midway RCMP stopped a car on Hwy 33 in Rock Creek because it had licence plates belonging to a different vehicle.
According to Christensen the driver had been consuming alcohol and was found not to have a valid drivers licence and was prohibited from driving.
It was also determined that the driver was currently released on bail conditions with one condition not to consume alcohol.
Ricardo Decoteau was arrested and held in custody and charged with driving while prohibited and breach of bail conditions.