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1 Royal Canadian Gendarmerie Royale Mounted Police du Canada Officer in Charge 575 Borland Street, Williams

Royal Canadian

Gendarmerie Royale

Mounted Police

du Canada

Officer in Charge

  • 575 Borland Street,

Williams Lake, B.C., V2G 1R9

Mayor and Council

  • 450 Mart Street,

Williams Lake, B.C.,

V2G 1N9

Dear Mayor and Council

Our File - Notre référence

Admin File 310-3-1

Date:

2017-05-26

RE:

Police Commission Report: January 1 st to April 30 th , 2017

The following information is provided as an update on crime statistics and new developments within the detachment operations and administration for April 2017;

Detachment Reporting

I am pleased to report that Detachment General Duty uniform resources are at full capacity. The detachment has received four new members over the past few months with the latest one expected to arrive this week. The Crime Reduction unit has commenced its new duties the first week of May with three members actively concentrating on our prolific offender program, hot spot areas and priority offenders. An additional three Crime Reduction Unit members are expected to be identified and staffed in the fall of 2017. In addition to local detachment changes, our Operations Support Sergeant is receiving a transfer to Alberta and I am currently working on identifying a replacement that is a priority for the detachment.

Uniform members continue to conduct pro-active curfew checks on those who are on conditions by a police officer undertaking, bail or probation. In March there were 126 curfew checks followed by 99 curfew checks in April. The constant attention and pressure on these individuals has served to be beneficial for the accountability of 29 individuals.

In addition to this proactive work, additional investigations and offences that may be of interest are as follows:

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On April 4 th , 2017, the RCMP executed a controlled drugs and substance act search warrant on a local business and arrested two individuals. The search resulted in the seizure of approximately 1.5 kg of marihuana and approximately $3500 cash. Charges of trafficking a substance pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act are being recommended with the court appearance dates of August 9 th , 2017. The names cannot be released at this time and are pending charge approval by Crown Counsel.

On April 15 th , 2017, the suspect identified in several break and enter to businesses was targeted and arrested while committing an offence of break and enter. The offender charged is identified as Mitchell Hunlin, who was originally released from custody now remains back in custody as a result of a continued enforcement on him from not obeying his curfew conditions. There were two additional charges of breaching his curfew that were sworn and Mitchell Hunlin’s next appearance is May 31 st , 2017.

On April 18 th , 2017, the RCMP responded to a residence involving a double homicide. The victims were identified as Jonathan Sellars and Devon Stewart. The Major Crime Unit along with Williams Lake plain clothes members are continuing to investigate this matter as a priority. Strategies were implemented to enhance public and community safety. There have been no arrests to date and investigators are continuing their focus on obtaining evidence to charge the individual(s) responsible for these horrific offences.

On April 22 nd , 2017, officers stopped a suspicious vehicle and entered into a controlled drugs and substance investigation. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of weapons and ammunition. Jason Robert Gordon Smith is charged with four weapons offences and was held in custody but has since been released on strict bail conditions and is expected to appear in court at a later date.

On April 29 th , 2017, the members of the plain clothes units, First Nation policing and uniform duties apprehended a violent offender who was wanted on outstanding warrants and other offences as a result of ramming a police vehicle. The offender targeted and identified as Jared Ingle still remains in custody as a result of three charges on April 29 th , 2017. The offences include assaulting a police officer with a weapon, flight from police and driving in a dangerous manner under the Criminal Code. Additional charges dated April 11 th , 2017, included driving in a dangerous manner, flight from police and failing to remain at the scene of an accident under

the Criminal Code.

Jared Ingle’s next court date is May 31 st , 2017.

The Detachment has had 2518 calls for service within the municipality for the months of January 1 st , 2017 to April 30th, 2017. The crime trends are as follows:

The theft of vehicle reports have decreased 28 percent from the previous year as there

were 25 completed thefts in comparison of the previous year with 32 thefts; Theft from vehicle has decreased 56 percent from the previous year with 25 offences to

date and 39 in the previous year; Break and Enters to businesses has increased 88 percent given 25 for the year with a

majority in February and April resulting in 25 reports and necessary measures as indicated have been implemented with an offender charged; Mischief under $5000 has decreased by 40 percent with 89 reported offences in

comparison to 125 offences in the previous year; Robbery offences involving violent offenders have decreased 600 percent as in 2017 there had been only 1 offence in comparison to 7 offences in 2016.

The detachment continues to effectively focus on efforts of enforcement, education and prevention with its community and partners. We look forward to the upcoming Williams Lake Stampede where we have limited leave for our membership, who are involved in the policing of this event including volunteering for events. We will be having a high policing presence like the previous years to ensure the event is enjoyable and successful for all our community members.

The Crime Reduction Unit and Detachment members are looking forward to continuing to work on the Liquor Store and Botanio Park initiative involving the local social chronic individuals within the community. A strategy is being implemented to focus on enforcement and prevention of individuals being heavily intoxicated within the park affecting families and community members from enjoying their time. This will include providing appropriate support services to the individuals identified as being responsible for being transient and intoxicated within the area.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor and Council for their continued support on

our policing priorities and strategies in making Williams Lake a safer community. have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Should you

Sincerely,

Insp. J.L. (Jeff) Pelley Officer in Charge Williams Lake RCMP

Williams Lake Detachment January 1 thru April 30, 2017 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Williams Lake Detachment January 1 thru April 30, 2017 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Williams Lake Detachment

January 1 thru April 30, 2017 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 City of Williams Lake

Williams Lake Detachment January 1 thru April 30, 2017

               

% difference

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

% difference 12/17

16/17

Theft of vehicle

  • 21 19

   
  • 20 17

   
  • 32 16%

    • 25 -28%

 

Theft from vehicle

  • 51 28

   
  • 13 45

   
  • 39 -104%

    • 25 -56%

 

Break and enter Residence

  • 25 30

   
  • 29 14

   
  • 21 -9%

    • 23 9%

 

Break and enter Business

4

3

 
  • 11 84%

15

3

 
  • 25 88%

 

Assaults ( Spousal)

  • 30 31

   
  • 33 19

   
  • 35 -43%

    • 21 -67%

 

Assault (with weapon or causing Bodily harm)

  • 24 11

   
  • 19 17

   
  • 26 -140%

    • 10 -160%

 

Assault (Aggravated)

3

1

1

2

1

1

100%

-100%

Assault (Common)

84

83

88

67

70

 
  • 62 -35%

-13%

Mischief under

139

109

91

104

125

 
  • 89 -56%

-40%

Robbery

3

3

7

7

7

1

-200%

-600%

False Alarms

186

141

124

115

82

95

-96%

14%

* Calls for service

2,473

2,673

2,697

2,587

2,808

2,518

2%

-12%

* Crimes againt persons

45

48

56

37

58

73

38%

21%

0 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
 

Theft of vehicle -9 reported although only 5 actually stolen during the month - 1 completely unfounded

Relevant information regarding the

 

Break and enter Residence 23 reported

crime stats

Break and enter Business - 25 thru till end of April

Robberies - report of 1 call for service through till end of April

 
 

* Crime against persons involved assault / fight type of files although not inclusive of Domestic conflicts.

Prisoners held with alcohol issues that possible could have been housed elsewhere - 94

 

Calls for Service

2,900 2,800 2,700 2,600 2,500 2,400 2,300 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2015
2,900
2,800
2,700
2,600
2,500
2,400
2,300
2012 2013
2014
2016
2017
2015

Calls for Service

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Calls for Service

2,473

2,673

2,697

2,587

2,808

2,518

Mischief / False alarms

120 2013 2015 2012 2017 2016 2014 False alarms Mischief 100 0 140 160 180 200
120
2013
2015
2012
2017
2016
2014
False alarms
Mischief
100
0
140
160
180
200
20
40
60
80
             

% difference

% difference

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

12/17

16/17

Mischief

139

109

91

104

125

89

-56%

-40%

False alarms

186

141

124

115

82

95

-96%

14%