Weekend report January 15-18
2021-01-18 15:20 PST
The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to approximately 339 calls for service from midnight Friday January 15, to 9 a.m. on Monday January 18, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.
Suspicious vehicle located, towed
A vehicle associated to suspicious activity has been pulled off the road after it was located in a parking lot Saturday night.
On January 16, around 10:30 p.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer was patrolling the 400-block of Greenstone Drive when he came across a silver Chevrolet Malibu with its back windows rolled down and a mismatched license plate. When the officer looked into the car, he observed its ignition had been ripped from the dash. Zip ties, a box of cellphones, and drug paraphernalia were also present.
Earlier in the month, the same vehicle was reported as suspicious after it fuelled up without turning its engine off.
Police contacted the vehicle’s last known registered owner, who stated it had changed ownership several times since it was sold. The vehicle was towed after police spoke with the building’s manager, who wanted the car removed.
Firearm seized, warrant executed
A report of a person with a firearm led to the arrest of a man wanted on a warrant.
On January 18, around 4:30 a.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a man with a firearm at an address on the 100-block of Victoria Street. Frontline officers attended the address, located a man matching the description provided, and seized a firearm nearby. The man also had an unendorsed warrant for theft under $5,000 and was subsequently taken into police custody and held for court.
Possible offenses related to the firearm are still under investigation. This weekend also saw numerous other unendorsed warrants executed as well.
Modified firearm and ammo located, following domestic report
A loaded sawed-off shotgun and a replica assault-rifle pellet gun were seized by police, following a report of a domestic assault at a North Shore address.
On Saturday January 16, around 1:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a domestic assault and theft, with firearms present in the residence. Frontline officers attended the address and spoke to its lone occupant, who denied any assault having occurred and invited police in to look for firearms. During the search, police located a loaded sawed-off shotgun, a black assault rifle-style pellet gun, and ammunition. The resident denied owning the weapons, which were seized for destruction.
Police are investigating.
Cst. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Officer
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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