Jim and Kathy Jantz of Oregon, learned Wednesday evening their stolen truck was recovered by RCMP near Williams Lake. Their trailer and boat, also stolen early Wednesday while they were staying at a motel in Williams Lake, have not been found as of yet. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Oregon couple’s stolen truck located at Deep Creek, boat still missing

Jim and Kathy Jantz are thankful for the help they have received so far in Williams Lake

The stolen truck belonging to an Oregon couple whose vehicle and fishing boat were stolen from Williams Lake early Wednesday has been recovered just north of the city.

Read more: U.S. couple ‘devastated’ truck and boat stolen in Williams Lake overnight

Staff Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP confirmed the truck was found Wednesday night at Deep Creek by an officer.

Jim and Kathy Jantz told the Tribune they were notified by the RCMP Wednesday evening that the truck was being brought into the compound in Williams Lake for forensics.

“We don’t know any other details, but they said the canopy was off and they did not have the boat, ” the couple said Thursday morning at the Super 8 Motel where they have been staying since Tuesday night.

The couple were on their way home from a two-month trip to Alaska where they had been fishing and camping.

Inside the truck were camping supplies, fishing supplies, freezers with fish and prawns, outdoor wear, fishing rods and reels, propane tanks, a chain saw, craftsmen tool box, knives, survival suits, binoculars, and so much more — even a toilet, Kathy said.

Some locals have stopped by the Super 8 Motel with gift cards for the couple since hearing of the theft and last evening one of the women that works at the motel took Kathy shopping to get a hairbrush and some clothes.

Their daughter Roberta Jantz, who contacted the Tribune from Oregon about the theft initially, said her parents were thankful they were both safe and at the end of the day, “things are just things and family is what matters most because the people we love are irreplaceable.”

The boat is a 2007 North River 25-foot Seahawk Offshore with twin 115 Yamaha motors.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered by the family for any information about the theft or recovery of the stolen items.

The couple is asking supervisors at harbours along the B.C. coast and boaters on B.C. lake to keep on the lookout for their boat, which they named after their only granddaughter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Jim and Kathy Jantz of Oregon, learned Wednesday evening their stolen truck was recovered by RCMP near Williams Lake. Their trailer and boat, stolen early Wednesday while they were staying at a motel in Williams Lake, have not been found as of yet. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Just Posted

BC SPCA team helps discover new feline virus after outbreak at Quesnel shelter

Fechavirus is a kind of parvovirus, which makes cats and kittens very sick

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Commercial salmon fisheries delayed for Bella Coola area

DFO notice says Area C gill net fisheries in Area 8 have been delayed until June 15

Pacific Coastal won’t open until community is ready

The company has suspended operations until further notice

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson says he’s heard no concerns from public

Love flourishes at Peace Arch Park, but COVID-19 concerns loom

South Surrey park becomes only place for international couples to meet

Most Read