Summerland sees rise in mischief complaints

Police were kept busy with mischief complaints and an increase in property damage incidents over the second quarter of this year.

Police were kept busy with mischief complaints and an increase in property damage incidents over the second quarter of this year.

On Monday, Cpl. Bruce Haley of the Summerland RCMP detachment presented the policing statistics to municipal council. While the number of calls for service fell from 618 in the second quarter of 2010 to 591 in the second quarter of this year, mischief complaints rose. There was a 90-per-cent increase in the number of such complaints, with 57 reported this year, up from 30 during the same period last year.

On the morning of June 12, between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m., police received reports of 14 incidents of property damage. Many of these were vehicle damage by rocks and other objects.

Auto theft reports dropped by 73 per cent, from 15 in the second quarter of 2010 to four during the second quarter of this year. Thefts from vehicles were down by 33 per cent, from 15 to 10.

Business break and enters dropped from five in 2010 to two during the same period this year. There were no residential break and enters reported, down from three in the second quarter of last year. The number of thefts under $5,000 dropped from 18 during the second quarter of last year to nine during the same period this year.