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Thieves target duvet, gas, dirt

On Saturday, May 21, at 1:42 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a complaint that a white Daniadown duvet (value $500) was stolen from a business in the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue in Rossland, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said Trail RCMP would like to speak to anyone with information about the location of the duvet.

Please report any information to the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment at 250-364-2566.

Earlier that same day, at 10:09 a.m., police received a complaint that an unknown suspect in a light coloured minivan attempted to siphon gas from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Highway Drive, in Trail.

New vehicles may have an anti-siphon device installed; however, please be alert to this issue and contact the RCMP if you should see anything suspicious regarding gas theft, Wicentowich said.

The previous day, Friday, May 20, at roughly 10:30 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a complaint about two men allegedly stealing two bags of dirt from a business near the 8100 block of Hwy 3B, in Trail.

"Officers located a vehicle containing a 39-year-old Trail man and a 33-year-old Trail man in this area and conducted an investigation into the alleged theft," Wicentowich said.

After speaking to the driver, the 39-year old Trail man, an officer entered into an impaired driving investigation roadside, as he believed that the man was under the influence of a drug. The officer read a demand to the man, who underwent a Standard Field Sobriety Test that resulted in a fail.

The 39-year-old Trail man was issued a 24-hour Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) under section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was towed from the scene due to a number of safety deficiencies were observed by officers.

The theft of dirt remains under investigation.