A Karelian Bear Dog has been stolen from an Elko home. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Family dog stolen from Kootenay backyard

RCMP appealing for information on pregnant Karelian bear dog missing from Elko, B.C.

The RCMP is appealing for the public’s assistance to find a pet dog stolen from a Kootenay backyard.

The Karelian bear dog was pregnant when it was snatched from the fenced yard in Elko, B.C., around April 1, according to a release issued by the Elk Valley RCMP Thursday.

The Karelian bear is a Finnish breed that is known for its hunting skills. The RCMP says the dog has been with the family for some time and is sorely missed.

Anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is asked to contact the Sparwood RCMP at 250-425-6233. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP cracks cold case

A man has been charged over a break and enter that occurred in Fernie eight years ago.

Police were able to crack the cold case after re-examining forensic evidence collected at the Fernie residence.

Elk Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer Cst. Debra Katerenchuk explained that when police collect forensic evidence from a crime scene but are unable to immediately solve a crime, the evidence will get re-examined at periodic intervals against known offenders and other crime scenes.

“It is such re-examination that allowed RCMP to charge this individual in the break and enter criminal offence,” she said in a release issued Thursday.

As the man was a youth at that time, he was charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and therefore his identify will be protected.

He will appear in Youth Court at a later date.

RCMP responds to 163 calls, issues 24 traffic fines

Five assaults were among 163 calls made to the Elk Valley RCMP between April 8 and 24.

Police also responded to eight motor vehicle collisions, three breach of bail violations; two breaches of peace; one report of criminal harassment; one report of harassing communications; four disturbances; three reports of mischief; 10 reports of suspicious activity; two bike thefts; two theft from a motor vehicle under $5000; and five thefts under $5000.

The RCMP also issued one liquor fine and 24 motor vehicle infraction tickets.

Four impaired drivers were stopped by police, with two receiving a 90-day driving prohibition plus a 30-day vehicle impoundment; and two receiving a three-day driving Prohibition and seve-day vehicle impoundment.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

Work set to begin on passing lane near Jaffray

The province says work will soon begin on a westbound passing lane… Continue reading

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

How much do you know about our country?

Province releases report on Columbia River Treaty public feedback

Reservoir levels, fair compensation for impacted communities, among many issues raised

WildSafeBC reports cougar kill site in Kimberley Nature Park

Use extreme caution if you are walking or hiking in the area.

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read