Ashcroft RCMP report that the early morning hours of March 4, 2018 saw the theft of a full spool of copper wire from the CP Rail area in the 500 block of Railway Avenue in Ashcroft between midnight and 6 a.m. There was also damage done to a forklift that was used to assist in the theft.
Police are seeking any witnesses who observed a truck and possibly a trailer used to haul the wire out of town. Witnesses may have thought it was legitimate at the time; however, police have confirmed the theft with CP Railway Police.
If you have any information about this matter, please contact the Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).