Sharp eyes lead to return of stolen Johnsons Landing goods

Kaslo RCMP is crediting a local citizen with helping recover property stolen from the recent break and enters in the Johnsons Landing area.

Kaslo RCMP is crediting a sharp-eyed local citizen with pointing them in the right direction as some of the property stolen from the recent break and enters in the Johnson’s Landing area has now been recovered.

Kaslo detachment commander Cpl. Shaun Begg says a local resident, travelling near Fussey’s Corner, about 100 meters east of Highway 31, noticed a Toro lawn tractor, a snow plow, table saw, various hand tools and other equipment related to the recent break and enters, piled neatly at the side of the roadway.

This location is about 18 km away from the original site of the break and enter.

Begg says local citizens are often the “eyes and ears” for the police. “This is certainly true in this case,” he says. “Special thanks to the citizen for coming forward.”

Referring to the criminals’ disposal of the stolen goods, he says, “Perhaps it was a case of a guilty conscience at work.”

“In any event it is nice to be able to return at least some of the property to the victimized property owners.”

No arrests have been made to date and the RCMP investigation is continuing with public’s assistance requested. Anyone having knowledge of this incident are asked to please contact the Kaslo RCMP at 250-353-2225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain Anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.