The mayor of Port Edward is asking residents to remain calm in light of a series of thefts reportedly taking place in the community.
“There has been thievery going on around the municipality and some upset residents are ready to confront people they feel responsible. I think it is important to call the RCMP and go through the proper channels so you don’t get yourself into a situation you don’t want to be in,” he said during the May 26 meeting of council.
“I have been in contact with Sgt. Uppal at the Prince Rupert RCMP about this and we are working with them to address what is happening.”
However, Const. Matt Ericson said there has only been one incident of theft reported to RCMP since the beginning of the month.
“There seems to be a lot of talk in town about people’s personal property being stolen, but we haven’t received any reports other than the one file,” he said.
“People who have property stolen should contact RCMP so we can conduct some type of investigation.”