UPDATE: Trail RCMP requests assistance identifying two persons of interest after crimes in Rossland/Trail
UPDATE: Trail and Greater District RCMP is asking the public to help identify the two women in the attached two photographs that are believed to be connected to a recent purse theft and $3,900 fraud, in Rossland and Trail. The vehicle associated to these two women is a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara bearing BC licence plate TR054A.
Trail RCMP continues to investigate this crime and its connection to other recent motor vehicle thefts from parking lots on Hwy 3B in Rossland.
If you know the identity of the women, or have any information to share about this crime, please contact the Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566 to speak to an investigator.
On Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at 3:21 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a smash-and-grab to a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Strawberry Pass along Hwy 3B in Rossland.
The owner had been hiking in the area and, when she returned to her vehicle, she discovered that her vehicle window has been smashed. The suspect(s) stole her wallet, bank cards, and identification then used her bank cards to purchase $3900 worth of items.
These matters remained under investigation by Trail RCMP.
Every year thousands of vehicles are broken into and stolen. Any valuables left in the open can make your vehicle an appealing target. To help deter at thieves and theft, please consider the following tips:
Be aware that the items stolen most from vehicles include smartphones, personal electronics, tools, credit cards and identification, stereos, cash, car parts and accessories, sunglasses and keys.
- Never leave your keys unguarded.
- Park in secure, well-lit areas whenever possible.
- Remove valuables from vehicles.
- Keep your garage door open out of sight, or better yet, with you!
- Use a vehicle immobilizer or steering wheel lock. New vehicles should have an immobilizer installed already.
- Do not store a spare key in or on your vehicle.
- Vehicle alarms will draw attention and help scare off thieves.
For more information, visit: https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/prevent-autocrime
Break, enter, and theft to building in downtown Trail
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 8:29 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of an alleged break, enter, and theft that occurred overnight in the 1100 block of Cedar Avenue in Trail. Several computers were stolen from an office space inside the building. Thieves were believed to have gained access into the building through an insecure entrance.
RCMP Forensic Identification Service attended and conducted a scene examination.
Video surveillance cameras captured two suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks leaving the crime scene with bags containing the stolen computers. The last known direction of the suspects was toward Tamarack Avenue.
If you have any information about this crime, the whereabouts of the computers, or know the identity of the suspects, please contact the Trail Detachment at 250-364-2566 to speak to an investigator.
We ask business owners to secure their businesses with good locks, bright lighting, video camera surveillance, and an alarm system. Trail RCMP believes that business owners having a good opening and closing routine to ensure your business is left protected every day is very important in the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Every year, the RCMP attends thousands of false alarms that were triggered by accident. If you have an alarm system, please make sure that you have a current property representative or a security officer to respond if the alarm is activated. Please make sure that the property representative or security officer understands what is expected of him/her when an alarm is triggered, and has a process to verify if the police need to attend. The RCMP is not always alerted to every alarm and may not be dispatched.
There is a new program through the BC government and BC Chamber of Commence that may assist small business owners in achieving better security. We would like to thank our partner Trail Chamber of Commerce for alerting us to the government program focused on reducing crime targeting small business, says Sgt. Wicentowich
If you are looking for assistance in making your business more secure, or receive help with damage from vandalism, please check out the Province of BC and BC Chamber of Commence
Securing Small Business Rebate Application Guide available via link through the Trail Chamber of Commence: https://www.trailchamber.bc.ca