Man charged in Alberni workplace thefts

Early-morning incident at a workplace site nets charges against Port Alberni man.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with possession of stolen property, possession of break-in instruments and various driving infractions after an incident on Comox Trail Logging Road.

In the early morning hours of May 15 Port Alberni RCMP received a report that a large quantity of diesel fuel along with tools and logging equipment batteries had been stolen from a rural work site.

On May 16, police responded to a rural area of the Comox Trail Logging Road after a suspicious vehicle was located by members of a forestry company who were patrolling work sites.

The vehicle was driving erratically and collided with a logging truck.

The driver and passenger fled the scene and were later located and held by members of the forestry company until police arrived.

Police arrested Eric Wolff, 30, who has been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, possession of break in instruments, dangerous driving and driving while prohibited.

Wolff made his first appearance in court on Tuesday, May 21. Police also arrested a 29-year-old female passenger, who has charges pending.

Police are asking people to contact the Port Alberni RCMP if they have had recent thefts from their worksite to assist with identifying recovered property.

Police are also reminding the public to ensure their work sites are locked up and tools are marked so they can easily be identified.

If anyone can provide information about it this crime or any other, they are asked to contact the local detachment at 723-2424, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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