It’s been a busy few days for Fort St. John RCMP. Three cases are being investigated stemming from separate incidents.
At 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a hit and run involving, what is described as, a mid-2000’s model black Lincoln Navigator. It’s reported that the vehicle lost control, hopped a curb and wound up crashing into the back of a Ridge View townhouse on 85 Avenue. The vehicle fled the scene of the crash.
“Thankfully no one was injured within the home, however the building did sustain extensive damage as one of the exterior walls was pushed into the home. As a result, several of the homeowners personal items were broken”, said Cst. Nancy Saggar, General Duty Investigator with Fort St. John RCMP.
Earlier on Wednesday, at approximately 3 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP were called to a report of a break and enter at a Charlie Lake residence.
A suspect allegedly entered the home while residents were sleeping and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
“No one was injured in this incident, however the residents of the home were shaken up. Police would also like to remind the public to ensure their belongings are secure and lock their doors”, Saggar said.
Lastly, an individual is in hospital after the dirt bike they were riding collided with debris in a ditch off of the Alaska Highway in Baldonnel. The driver continues to receive treatment for significant head injuries.
Cst. Saggar issued this statement in regards to the case:
“This is a tragic event, where the lasting impact of the injuries is unknown at this time. Our condolences go out to the injured driver and their family. The Fort St. John RCMP would like to remind the public about safe riding practices, which includes wearing all the appropriate safety gear and riding on designated trails. With the nice weather, police have seen an increase in the amount of complaints received from the public regarding dirt bikes and quads that are not riding on designated trails.”