On January 7th, 2011 at approximately 04:00 a.m. Princeton RCMP responded to a possible break and enter in progress at the Compliance Coal Mine site off of the Blakeburn Forest Service Road near Coalmont, BC and arrested 2 Prolific Property Offenders from the Lower Mainland. Compliance Coal Mine has been the target of numerous Break, Enter and Thefts over the past several years and had been targeted on January 5th, 2011, however nothing was stolen at this time. On January 7th local logging contractors observed a red 1995 Chevrolet Pick-up near the mine site and alerted the police who stopped and arrested a 39 year old male and a 42 year old male, both from the Lower Mainland. Charges of Attempt Break, Enter and Theft, Possession of Break-in Instruments and Possession of a Concealed Weapon are pending. It is believed these individuals are responsible for other offences in the Princeton area and the RCMP are continuing their investigation.
The public is reminded to report any suspicious activity to the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911 or by calling 911 in the case of an emergency.
Sgt Dave Clare