Trail RCMP Investigate Home Invasions by Men and a Bear

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Trail RCMP are still looking for the two men wanted in a violent home invasion.

Police said the suspects between 5'6" and 6' tall wearing black masks and one brandishing a baseball bat, broke into a Reservoir Road home late Friday night and allegedly assaulted the three people inside.

The men with medium to heavy builds, who were also wearing black hooded sweatshirts and jeans got away in vehicle shortly before midnight prior to police arriving on the scene. 

RCMP believe it was a targeted attack and want to hear from anyone who may know anything about the incident, stressing no piece of information is too small.

 

Meanwhile, it appeared the bear came back the very next week.

Trail RCMP said the animal got inside a Topping Street home just before 2 a.m. Sunday after being attracted by garbage left outside by a neighbour.

The resident was warned about the bear before heading back inside and the intruder got out on its own.

The bear was seen heading west on Topping Street before police got there.

This happened to the same woman who had her car ransacked the weekend before by a black bear attracted by garbage left in the trunk.

The bear got in through an unlocked door which shut behind the animal and police used a traffic cone to safely let the creature out.

 

Trail RCMP also provided more information on Saturday’s high-risk rescue of an injured mountain biker near Rossland.

Police said the 34-year-old man from Rossland lost consciousness and sustained serious injuries after crashing on the trail known as “Super Mega Death” near the Patterson Border crossing.

Rossland Search and Rescue with help from with the team from Nelson and High Terrain Helicopters teamed up to conduct a long-line rescue.

The injured man, along with a rescuer were lowered by a line attached to a helicopter from the trail to a waiting B-C Ambulance crew.

The man was then taken to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in stable condition.