Trail RCMP Investigating an Assault, a Scam and Hungry Bears

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A 43-year-old Trail man is heading to Rossland Provincial court this December after a 66-year-old city woman was badly beaten.

Sergeant Mike Wicentowich said she called police after the Sunday afternoon incident in a Trail residence involving someone she knows.

“The woman sustained some serious injuries,” said Wicentowich who added she needed hospital treatment.

“She had a possible broken collarbone and some bruising and other injuries to her head. She did spend some time in hospital but has been released since.”

 Meanwhile police said a 64-year-old city man has been scammed out of over 5-thousand dollars by someone posing as a time share sales person from New York. 

Wicentowich pointed out the man called police before being bilked out of another $16,000, but won’t be able to recover the original amount because it was e-transferred.

“This is a very common thing, there is a lot of telephone fraud.  It’s important for people to protect themselves by not sending money electronically, especially if they don’t know the person on the other end of the line,” said Wicentowich.

 Trail RCMP also warn car owners to lock them up after hungry bears ransacked the interiors of two vehicles in Rossland over the weekend.