Police Investigate ‘Substantial’ Gravel Theft
Prince George, B.C. – Mounties are seeking the public’s help in locating the person or persons responsible for the theft of thousands of tonnes of gravel.
Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says the investigation began last November at the Hungry Quarry located about 75 kilometres east of Prince George on Highway 16.
He says the quarry owner, Burnco, discovered the gate to the property had been breached and noticed a sizeable amount of gravel was missing. A survey has indicated 8,500 tonnes of gravel was stolen at a value of over $250,000.
Police believe the suspects may have sold gravel to the public and would like to speak to anyone that purchased gravel out of this quarry from anyone other than Burnco in the last seven years.
Purchasers are not considered suspects, but may have key information police could use to solve the case.
“This is a substantial loss to the owner of the quarry,” says Douglass. “It is unfortunate that there are persons in our community that believe they have the right to take whatever they want, with no consequences. We want to ensure there are consequences for this theft.”
Hungry Quarry is located bout 14 kilometres east of the Purden Mountain turn-off and approximately 6.5 kilometres east of the Highway 16 junction with the Bowron Forest Service Road.