Thieves help themselves to students’ wood

Wood chopped and set aside for a Timberline school fundraiser was stolen just one day before the students’ wood cut

  • Oct. 6, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Wood chopped and set aside for a Timberline school fundraiser was stolen just one day before the students’ wood cut, say teachers who helped organize the event.

The Timberline Interact Club filled about 28 loads of wood last Saturday despite losing a good chunk of wood.

“On Friday, an older pickup truck let themselves into the vacant lot which had the wood for our wood cut and helped themselves,” says Barb Izard, Timberline’s Interact Club teacher. “They took wood that was to be used for our fundraiser and had been cut by Rotarians for that purpose. They trespassed on private property.”

The wood, which was being sold for $150 per truckload, was taken from a private lot adjacent to Bier Road, just off of Crawford Road.

Rotarian Doug Phyall says witnesses reported seeing two men inside the truck which was either an older Chevy or GMC pickup with slats on the side of the pickup box. The colour and license plate number of the vehicle are unknown. RCMP were not called. Izard says she hopes the men will make amends.

“You were seen and likely others saw you also,” Izard says. “We hope that you will make this right and send money or write a cheque to Timberline Interact Club to pay for that which was not yours to take.”

Despite the incident, Izard says the wood cut was a success and helped raise money for the purchase of Disaster Boxes.