Strange theft/arsonist offense boggles local RCMP

Lake Cowichan RCMP are still seeking information on a car stolen from the Lakeview Park Campground, Tuesday, July 5.

  • Jul. 11, 2011 9:00 a.m.

A recent theft/arsonist attack is boggling local RCMP.

A vehicle was stolen from the Lakeview Park Campground day use lot, and lit on fire a few hours later down the nearby Fairservice Mainline logging road, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5.

“I can’t imagine the thought process of someone lighting a fire to a vehicle in the forest, nearby the town. It boggles my mind,” Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller said. “It is alarming.

RCMP are still investigating the incident, and looking into where the vehicle accessed the road. With the main entrance locked up, the thief must have entered from another location.

The fire itself caused quite a stir in the TimberWest property, Coastal Fire Centre fire information officer Margie Drysdale said.

Reported Tuesday, July 5, at about 4:30 a.m., a 20-unit team from Port Alberni, a five-person initial attack team from Cobble hill, and five TimberWest firefighters convened on-site to battle the blaze throughout the day, which reached around an acre in size.

“It’s actually still on patrol,” Drysdale said, Friday, July 8. “They’ll check up until they’re absolutely sure it’s not still going on.”

The fire was outside the jurisdiction of the Lake Cowichan Fire Department.

Lake Cowichan RCMP are encouraging anyone with information on this matter to contact them, at 250-749-6668.

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