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Thefts and fires in Osoyoos can be easily avoided

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July 15, 2014 - 9:31 AM

OSOYOOS -  RCMP say the biggest problems in Osoyoos are ones that can be avoided with a little extra care.

There have been numerous thefts from unlocked vehicles and sheds, and unlocked vehicles with keys left inside.

Two dirt bikes and a motorcycle were stolen from a locked, detached garage in the Spruce Court area of Osoyoos on July 11. RCMP recommend people lock their houses, vehicles and outer buildings to decrease the risk of crime.

The 10 hectare wildfire that spread along Richter Pass Road, west of Osoyoos on July 9 is thought to have started from a cigarette RCMP say. The grass fire spread uphill and threatened houses and buildings and several residents evacuated their homes voluntarily.

A North Vancouver man driving under the influence of alcohol was stopped by RCMP on July 10 and received a 90-day roadside driving suspension and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days after he refused to provide a breath sample.

If anyone has information on crimes please call the Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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