Rash of cabin break-ins under investigation

By Roger White
April 5, 2017 - 10:08am

With the recent warm temperatures more and more area residents will be heading to their cabins or cottages to enjoy their leisure time. However, some may discover an unwelcome sight; the aftermath of a burglary.

This past weekend alone six cabin owners had reported break and enters in the Cochin area, RCMP reported, and more could come as more cabins will be opened up in the coming weeks.

“We are not exactly sure when the break-ins occurred,” Cpl. James Fenrich of the RCMP told battlefordsNow. “Most of these cabins have been vacant for a few months and as owners get back to open up the cottages that is when they notice the offense."

Fenrich could not speculate on if it was the same perpetrator or not.

“It’s really hard to tell what we are looking at here,” Fenrich added. “With the close proximity of the cabins in Cochin it’s hard to tell if it is one culprit or a group of individuals.”

Fenrich also advised cabin owners that they should not keep any valuables in a building that is going to be vacant for a long period of time, and added that it is a good practice to keep checking on your cabin throughout the winter months or have a neighbour to check your cottage during down times to ensure there is no suspicious activity.

Anyone with information on these break-ins or other crimes is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers or the Battlefords RCMP.


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