Snowmobile thieves are still very active

The snow may be pretty well melted away here in the valley but sledders are still active in parts of the mountains and that means snowmobile thieves are, too.

A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP said three of the expensive machines and the trailer they were in were stolen on Friday from Pine Road.

The three snowmobiles are described as a 2008 Polaris 800cc, a 2009 Polaris 800cc and a 2010 Arctic Cat.

Every year sledders lose their rides to thieves, says Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen.

“I would say there were about 14 sleds stolen, a couple of trailers and a few trucks,” she said of this year’s haul by crooks. “Sleds at about an average of $8,000 each equals $112,000, trailers maybe $10,000.”

Almost all of the trucks have been recovered.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS