Smithers Mounties are reminding drivers to lock up their vehicles and keep the keys in a safe place.
The reminder comes after someone stole a pickup truck shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Investigators say the thief missed a corner and sheered off a telephone pole along Lake Kathlyn Road, affecting both hydro and phone lines.
The driver fled on foot, but RCMP have enought evidence from the scene to identify and person responsible.
Contact Smithers RCMP at 250-847-3233 or Crime Stoppers with any tips.