Stolen property recovered at Dry Creek Park

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for owners of the recovered items

Port Alberni RCMP have recovered property in the trails at Dry Creek Park and are looking for the owners of the items.

Police were called to the area on Thursday, Jan. 18 by the fire department, which was responding to a fire and located a man burning insulation off wires.

Police arrested the man on other matters and, during the investigation, police located several items that had been in the man’s possession. These items are believed to be stolen and police want to locate the property owners.

Police have recovered a wheelbarrow full of miscellaneous items. The items include the green and blue wheelbarrow, a large set of keys with a padlock, a winch, a battery charger, a Bluetooth speaker and various hand tools.

One tool that was recovered was marked for police identification and has been returned to its rightful owner. This led to a charge of possession of stolen property under $5000 against the man.

Police have also recovered some solar panels in an unrelated investigation and are seeking the owners for them, as well.

Residents are encouraged to mark their property for police identification. If your property is stolen and later recovered, this is how it can be traced back to you. It is also a theft deterrent.

“Identifying property back to a specific individual or company is essential in proving a possession of stolen property charge,” said Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Amelia Hayden.

For more information on property identification, go to blockwatch.com/benefits-of-engraving-property.

Police are looking for the owners of the other recovered items. If you think one or more of these recovered items may be yours, contact Cst. Rentz or the exhibit custodian of the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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