RCMP Memoirs: Assaults, Burglaries and More Investigated by Police

Thousands of calls have kept the Kamloops Constabulary busy throughout the month of October, with approximately 400-plus calls per weekend. Below is a selection of police files.

Thousands of calls have kept the Kamloops Constabulary busy throughout the month of October, with approximately 400-plus calls per weekend. Below is a selection of police files. The public is invited to participate in some of the cases, while others can answer questions about the presence of police vehicles recently spotted in the city.

Driving bans issued before Halloween (October 30)

Two women in separate incidents lost their driving privileges last weekend for impaired driving after one hit a parked car and the other was asleep at the wheel. Police responded to the Sixth Avenue and Douglas Street area of ​​downtown on October 30 around 2:30 a.m., where a woman had entered the parked car. Police carried out roadside breath tests on the woman, which recorded failing readings and indicated a blood alcohol level above 0.08. His license was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Hours later, at 10:40 a.m., police were called to help paramedics with two unconscious people inside a car on the 800 block of Tranquille Road in North Kamloops. A woman was unconscious in the driver’s seat and the vehicle was put into reverse. Both occupants were awakened with no medical intervention required.

The driver was issued a 24-hour driving ban and the vehicle was impounded.

An assault in the city center probed (October 22)

Police are investigating after a woman was allegedly stabbed on Lansdowne Street before 9pm on October 22, by someone she apparently knew. Police attended the scene outside a business around 8:40 p.m. Police did not say which block of Lansdowne the robbery occurred in, or whether the woman had been injured during the match. Anyone who witnessed the theft or has information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and file reference 2022-38014. No charges have been approved by the Crown, according to Court Services Online.

Downtown Break and Enters Under Investigation (October 21)

A few weeks ago, a morning crash caused a downtown business to lose cash and electronics.

Police were called to the business at 8:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Lorne Street, where The Station Plaza homes and businesses are located, for the reported break-in, but officers did not locate any suspects . Anyone who witnessed this investigation or has information related to this investigation is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and case reference 2022-37778.

An hour earlier, the police had learned that numerous tools had been stolen from a house under construction. It was broken for a while over the weekend. Police were called at 7 a.m. to the home in the 1300 block of downtown Pine Crescent. Neighborhood surveys revealed noises of door breaking in the night, although nothing was seen. Suspicious footage has been distributed to other officers as part of the ongoing investigation. No charges have been approved by the Crown, according to Court Services Online. Anyone with home security footage or information related to this incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and case reference 2022-37773.

A resident returns home for burglars (October 10)

Charges remain pending following a burglary at a North Kamloops home over the October long weekend.

According to Kamloops RCMP, a resident returned home on Thanksgiving Day just before 11 p.m. to find two strangers sleeping in their bed.

Multiple officers and a police dog unit responded to the residence on Elm Avenue and arrested a man and woman inside for breaking and entering. The couple have been released with conditions and a court date, with a recommended charge expected by police as part of their ongoing investigation. As of Nov. 2, no charges have been filed, according to online court records.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and file reference 2022-36247.

A man with a firearm reported on the North Shore (Oct. 9)

A report of a man running with a long gun towards a Thompson River beach brought constables en masse to the 100 block of Tranquille Road on October 9.

Police arrived around 5.30pm to find a blue truck linked to the report, followed by two suspects as they approached the vehicle.

When confronted by police, the pair ran into the bushes, but police eventually caught one of them under the Overlanders Bridge.

The area was searched with a police dog, but no firearms were found. The blue truck the suspects were associated with was later confirmed to have been stolen from the 1300 block of Kootenay Way on the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc reservation.

The investigation is continuing and no charges have been laid. Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information related to this incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and file reference 2022-36206.

Take-out stolen vehicle (Oct. 7)

A large police presence was visible on the North Shore on the night of October 7 in response to a stolen vehicle that the owner saw driving away.

Just before 9 p.m., police responded to Fortune Drive McDonalds, where a person had their vehicle stolen after leaving it spinning as they entered the restaurant. The person returned to the parking lot to find someone else driving the vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a blue 2009 Toyota Matrix. It has a British Columbia license plate, the number being “SC6 99X”. It has a license plate clipped to the windshield.

The suspect is described as a man wearing jeans, sneakers, a black t-shirt and a backpack.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and file reference 2022-35982.

Stolen dirt bike recovered months later (October 2)

In early October, a man driving an off-road motorcycle without a license plate assisted the RCMP in locating a stolen off-road motorcycle.

At 9:40 a.m. on October 2, Kamloops RCMP attended the 300 block of Collingwood Drive in Westmount, where a person reported seeing someone riding a stolen dirt bike with no license plate on the River’s Trail. Police located the bike on Schubert Drive and arrested its driver for prohibited driving and possession of stolen property.

The dirt bike was reported stolen on Chancellor Drive in Sahali in June. It was returned to the owner four months later. No charges have been brought to date against the person in possession of the stolen property. Anyone with information related to his flight is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP and reference case 2022-18528.