Weekend report April 9-April 12
2021-04-13 15:09 PDT
The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to approximately 338 calls for service from midnight Friday April 9, to 9 a.m. on Monday April 12, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.
Imitation firearms, bear spray seized near the Grasslands
Weapons and drugs were seized and numerous tickets issued, after a vehicle tried to avoid a police roadblock this weekend.
On Saturday April 10, around 11:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers had a roadblock setup near the 2000-block of Lac Du Bois Road (the Grasslands), when a vehicle made a U-turn away from the area. Police caught up to the vehicle, which had a stolen license plate attached.
The vehicle’s occupants were arrested. A search located bear spray, two imitation firearms, and drugs.
The driver was released with a court date pending the investigation’s conclusion. He was also issued tickets for no insurance or driver’s license.
Man assaulted downtown Saturday
Police are investigating after a man was allegedly struck with a blunt object and taken to hospital on Saturday.
On April 10, just before 10 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were called to the corner of Seymour Street and 4th Avenue where a man was receiving medical treatment for a head injury sustained during an assault. According to the report, the suspect, described as having red hair and a beard, was unhappy with the victim’s presence in the area, which led to the attack.
Officers spoke to those in the area and collected evidence. The assault occurred on the 400-block of Seymour Street. Anyone with information related to this ongoing investigation is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-11296.
Speed enforcement nabs impaired driver
An excessive-speed investigation led to police removing an impaired driver from the roadway this weekend.
On April 11, just after 6 p.m., a Kamloops RCMP City Traffic officer was conducting laser speed enforcement when he observed a vehicle travelling 64 kms over the posted speed limit on the opposite side of a divided highway. About 30 minutes later, a vehicle believed to be the same one, was observed speeding in the eastbound lane.
While serving the driver violation tickets and a vehicle impound notice for excessive speeding, the police officer became suspicious of the man’s sobriety. Roadside breath tests were conducted and displayed a
Fail reading, indicating a blood-alcohol content exceeding .08.
The man received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound under the Motor Vehicle Act, in addition to the previous violation tickets.
Police investigating an assault at the Acadian Inn
A man was taken to hospital after being assaulted with a weapon at the Acadian Inn Sunday night.
Around 11 p.m., on April 11, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were called to the Columbia Street motel, where they located a man with injuries to his head and body inside a room there. The man was transported to hospital by ambulance.
Although the man was uncooperative with police, surveillance footage showed the victim being chased, then assaulted by a man with a blunt object and physical force.
The suspect was described as:
- Caucasian male
- heavier build
- short brown hair
- white checkered button up shirt
- dark coloured hooded jacket
- blue jeans
The suspect left with two women in an older red minivan. The van had no hubcaps.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-11406.
If you have information on crime, please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. Less serious crimes, such as stolen or damaged property without any witnesses or suspects, can also be reported online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/kamloops.
Cst. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Officer
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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