RCMP seek assistance after break-ins

Police investigate series of thefts and break-ins in Fort Rupert.

PORT HARDY—RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in finding the perpetrators of a series of break-ins and thefts from property in Fort Rupert.

Sometime during the night of Nov. 24, individuals broke into the Youth Center, the Big House and a storage container in the Fort Rupert area. The door to the Youth Center was forced open and items were removed and left outside in the rain.

The Big House door was damaged to gain entry. The pool table balls were stolen and later recovered along the nearby beach. The locks to a storage container were cut off and multiple items including hand and power tools were stolen.

“I think it was just some kids,” said Maurice Wadhams, who had several tools taken from the storage container. “They got some drills and knives, but they left some expensive things.”

Wadhams said flare guns taken in the theft were also recovered at the beach, with the flares having been fired.

RCMP said the same individuals may also be responsible for vandalism and theft from a nearby grave that happened during the same time. Anybody with any information regarding these crimes, please contact the Port Hardy RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).