The weather conditions last week may have been bad for drivers, but they were good for crime reduction.
Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said police received only one report of a crime during a 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, during the height of a winter storm that saw high winds and white-out conditions.
The incident involved a man climbing a pole to steal a closed-circuit video camera from a business in the 33300 block of South Fraser Way.
MacDonald said the witness who reported the crime described it as follows: “The guy shimmied up the icy pipe at the back of the building like a sure-footed rodent.”