On November 22, the Alexis Creek RCMP received a complaint of a concrete outhouse that had been damaged at the Pollywog Rest Area on Highway 20, approximately 16 km East of Tatla Lake. (Tatla Lake is approximately 105 kms west of Alexis Creek) Initial investigation revealed the damage was caused by an explosion.
On November 23, 2014, the Alexis Creek RCMP received a report that a wooden share shed had been damaged at the Tatla Lake Dump Site located on the east side of Tatla Lake. Further investigation revealed the damage was caused by an explosion.
An in-depth investigation is being conducted by the Alexis Creek RCMP, who are being assisted by the BC RCMP Explosives Unit, RCMP National Security Unit and North District General Investigative Services. It has been learned by the investigative team that material used in these explosions is a substance called Tannerite. This substance is currently marketed as an exploding target. It is reported to be quite stable and is set off using a high velocity detonator.
The destruction of these two above mentioned properties is a criminal offence (Section 430 Criminal Code, Mischief to property) and will be fully investigated by the Alexis Creek RCMP.
If you know of anyone who may have purchased a large amount of this substance, or know anything about the destruction to these two buildings, please contact the Alexis Creek RCMP at 250-394-4211 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.