GOOD POINT: Unhappy with RCMP response

I was extremely disappointed to read an article in the May 6 edition of the Campbell River Mirror regarding Wade Cahill pleading guilty to break and enter on a boat, and theft at Superstore.

I was extremely disappointed to read an article in the May 6 edition of the Campbell River Mirror regarding Wade Cahill pleading guilty to break and enter on a boat, and theft at Superstore.

Last year my boat was broken into the same day as this individual was arrested outside Superstore. In fact, the constable who came to my boat told me they had him in custody.

At the time, I lost more than $2,000 of items including a brand new Mac laptop, two passports and other pieces of identification. I am still in the process of replacing some of the pieces of ID and none of the other items have been recovered.

The constable on scene seized a cigarette lighter that obviously had fingerprints on it (I didn’t touch it) and there were many other items on my boat that the culprit had touched, as my boat had been thoroughly ransacked. So, I believe it would have been easy to find fingerprints.

I see this as a failure of the RCMP to understand that break and enters are just as important as other crimes and maybe they should spend more time investigating them. This is especially the case where an individual who had been breaking into boats and was caught within 500 metres of my boat in the Discovery Harbour Marina.

I feel I have been victimized by the criminal and by the RCMP on their failure to conduct a thorough investigation.

I would like a response as to why fingerprints were not taken and also if this individual was ever investigated for my break and enter?

I was, at one time, a supporter of the RCMP and police in general, but I am starting to believe many of the items we read about in the media and some of the antics members of the force have been up to. The constable who investigated my break and enter did not seem to care and, generally, was not interested.

Also, when I came to the RCMP station to drop off a list of the stolen items, the civilian member at the counter was rude and abrasive to me. This  seems to be the typical response to policing in this town as I have never lived in a town where I see so many drunken adults or stoned drug addicts every day.

Jim Spowart,

Campbell River


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