Thieves get truck, ATV and dirtbike

Thieves once again struck in the middle of the night, stealing a truck, dirtbike and ATV from a driveway in Johnson Heights sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Thieves targeting trucks and backcountry recreation vehicles have once again struck in the middle of the night. This time they stole a truck, dirtbike and an ATV from a driveway in Johnson Heights sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Revelstoke RCMP received a report on Monday morning that a 2004 Ford F-350 loaded with the other two recreational vehicles went missing from a resident’s driveway.

The truck was outfitted with a club-style steering wheel lock, but the thieves circumvented it by sawing through the steering wheel then removing the lock.

The ATV is a 2007–09 grey 700cc Yamaha Grizzly. The bike was a white and orange 2000 Honda XR250.

Vehicle thefts have increased in Revelstoke this year compared to last. Since Jan. 1, 2011, there have been 30 reported thefts of vehicles, a category that includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs and dirtbikes. In comparison, there were 23 reported thefts of vehicles by this time last year. There were a total of 35 reported thefts of vehicles for all of 2010.