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POLICE BEAT: Young break-in suspects caught
Three teens suspected of committing a rash of break-ins in the York Road area were recently arrested on the north end of the city.
On March 28, at about 2 a.m., Campbell River RCMP received a report of suspicious activity and possibly a theft in the 4200 block of Discovery Drive in the Painter-Barclay area.
When officers arrived, they discovered a break-in and called in the police dog which tracked down three male suspects (ages 16-17).
Police also recovered stolen property and believe the trio was behind a series of B&Es to outbuildings that occurred in the York Road area, south of the city, over the last two months.
Police say one of the suspects, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was already under court-ordered conditions, including a curfew, due to other offences.
The three are facing several charges and are due to appear in provincial court.
Thieves target ATVs and motors
In the last three weeks, thefts of all-terrain vehicles and boat motors has spiked across the city.
Mounties are urging owners to take precautions in securing their property and any outbuildings in which they may be located. Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity.
A suspicious fire Sunday night in the 900 block of Ironwood Road is under investigation by the fire department and Campbell River RCMP.
The blaze started around 8:45 p.m.
Fire and forensic investigators were on the scene Monday collecting evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.