Moyie cabin robbed, set on fire

Cranbrook family reeling after thefts from cabin, which was deliberately set on fire.

A deliberately-set fire damaged the interior of a cabin that was also robbed out in Moyie on Tuesday morning.

A deliberately-set fire damaged the interior of a cabin that was also robbed out in Moyie on Tuesday morning.

A Cranbrook family is reeling after thieves stole a large amount of tools and power equipment from a cabin out in Moyie, which they then set on fire as they fled.

On Tuesday morning, the cabin, which is adjacent to Cotton Tie Creek, was broken into and the tools and equipment was loaded into a vehicle that exited out of a driveway at the top of the Moyie bluffs.

In addition to the tools, the thieves also tried to steal a side-by-side ATV by cutting the ignition out and prying the hood up, according to Brad Scriver, as the cabin belongs to his mother.

“The cabin’s pretty well hidden from the road, it’s a little ways off the railroad tracks,” said Scriver. “It definitely seems to me that someone knew exactly where they were going.

“It’s very odd because it’s one of those situations where if you didn’t know the cabin was there, you probably wouldn’t have found it.”

As the culprits left, they also set fire to the place, which has caused in excess of $50,000, Scriver added.

“We know it was after midnight and before 6 a.m. but other than that, we don’t know how big the fire was and how long it was burning,” Scriver said. “We just got to a smouldering pile of plastic around 8 in the morning.”

Some of the stolen items include: DeWalt 18-volt drill, saw and sawzall, a Makita 18-volt drill, hammer drill, saw, sawzall, Ryobi hand tools and a two-foot DeWalt table saw, among many other tools and equipment.

It’s an especially tough blow, considering the family has invested a lot of money into the recreational property.

“Despite the money, what they’ve taken from my mom…I haven’t slept for a day,” said Scriver.

Scriver detailed the thefts on Facebook in a post that has gone viral and Cranbrook RCMP is investigating the situation. Scriver is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that will lead to arrests.

If anyone has any information, contact Scriver at 250-421-7722 or call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471.





Just Posted

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

Students at Creston Valley Secondary School put together an art installation of a replica residential school room. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Creston students create art installation of residential school room

The replica was decorated with a small bed, school uniform, and notes written with pleas for help

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Second dose vaccinations accelerating throughout region: Interior Health

To date, more than 675,000 doses have been administered throughout the region

It happened this week in 1914

June 13 - 19: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers… Continue reading

Prince Charles Secondary School
School District 8 votes in favour of name change for Secondary School in Creston

In an act of reconciliation, a new name will be chosen for Prince Charles Secondary School

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

John Furlong told the Vancouver Board of Trade on Feb. 20, 2020 that he thinks the city could and should bid for the 2030 Winter Games. (CP photo)
PODCAST: John Furlong lays out a ‘provincial’ plan to host the 2030 Winter Olympics

Podcast: Chat includes potential role for Vancouver Island communities

The pilot of this single-engine propeller plane was unhurt after crash-landing in a Como Road orchard Friday, June 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Plane crash lands into Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured

RCMP have secured the crash site, pending investigation by Transport Canada

A tenant walks in front of her home on Boundary Road on Friday, June 18, 2021 after it was destroyed by fire the night before in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Family homeless after fire rips through Chilliwack house

Turtle rescued, no one seriously hurt following Boundary Road fire in Chilliwack

BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy
BC Ferries newest vessel having mechanical issues in Mediterranean

Island 4 will be repaired in Spain before crossing Atlantic

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Thousands of protesters make their way through the downtown core during a Black Lives Matter protest in Ottawa, Friday June 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
MPs’ study of systemic racism in policing concludes RCMP needs new model

Chair of the House public safety committee says it’s time for a reckoning on ‘quasi-military’ structure

A case filled with packages of boneless chicken breasts is shown in a grocery store Sunday, May 10, 2020, in southeast Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

Premier says waste amounts to 13 per cent of the province’s chicken production thrown in the garbage

Most Read