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Break-in and theft reported at Trail landfill

The crime occurred overnight Thursday into Friday morning, Feb. 23
Overnight Thursday (Feb. 24) unknown perpetrators broke into buildings at the Trail landfill and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Anyone with information is asked to call the Trail RCMP detachment. Photo: Trail Times

Friday morning (Feb. 23), the Trail detachment received a report about a break, enter, and theft at the McKelvey Creek Landfill.

Overnight, unknown suspects broke into two buildings on the property and stole a Honda water pump, a Hepa-filter NIB vacuum, a Lincoln electric grease gun, a first aid kit, a black Schumaker battery charger, equipment keys, an eye wash station, rain jackets, a propane torch, miscellaneous gloves, and large bolt cutters.

Police are continuing the investigate the crime .

Anyone with information is asked to call the detachment at 250.364.2566 to speak to an investigator.

Rescue details

Police have provided details about what was behind the mountainside rescue first responders with the fire department reported last week.

Trail RCMP say an officer received a call at noon Friday (Feb. 23) about a Trail youth, 17, stuck on a cliffside near Sunningdale.

The teenager reported to his mother via cellphone that he had become stuck after the weather and rock conditions took a turn for the worse. He assessed that he was unable to safely climb out of his location without risking serious injury due to the slippery rock conditions.

His mother contacted police for assistance.

Trail RCMP contacted Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue who were able to extract the teenager using high angle rope rescue techniques and equipment.

The 17-year old was transported to hospital for treatment of dehydration and hypothermia.

“I would like to commend the youth for making a proper risk assessment at the time and contacting help,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich says. “He realized he was stuck in a bad spot and it wasn’t safe to continue.”

He made the right call and received help getting out of his predicament, Wicentowich adds.

“We rather have someone call and come home safe than have a tragedy.”

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