Break and enter incidents increase

Summerland RCMP observed an increase in the number of break and enters and vehicle thefts in the first three months of 2014.

Summerland RCMP observed an increase in the number of break and enters and vehicle thefts in the first three months of 2014, but a decrease in other criminal code offences.

According to the detachment’s first quarter statistics, there were 528 calls for service in the first three months of this year, up slightly from 519 calls for service in the same time frame in 2013.

Five vehicle thefts were reported, up from two in the first quarter of last year, but the number of thefts from vehicles decreased from 10 in the first quarter of 2013 to five in the first quarter of this year.

The number of break and enters showed an increase, with 11 reported in the first three months of this year, up from seven in the same time period in 2013.

These included five business break and enters, four residential and two others. A year earlier, two business break and enters, three residential break and enters and two others had been reported.

The number of other thefts dropped from 11 in the first quarter of last year to nine in the first quarter of this year.

Mischief calls decreased from 13 to eight.

The number of disturbances rose from six in the first quarter of 2013 to eight in the first quarter this year.

Assault statistics showed a dramatic decline, from 13 last year to four this year.

On the road, police continued to issue immediate roadside prohibitions and license suspensions for impaired drivers.

From January to March, police issued six 90-day prohibitions, six three-day prohibitions and one 24-hour suspension.

There were 18 collisions in the first three months of this year.