Police kept busy on Halloween
Kamloops Mounties were kept busy on Halloween night — but it wasn’t ghosts and goblins putting them to work.
Police received 68 calls for service throughout the evening, including four assaults, one robbery and three impaired drivers.
There were also 14 calls about the improper use of fireworks and a dozen for various mischiefs.
What was probably the scariest incident took place at about 9:45 p.m., when a trucker driving east on the Trans-Canada Highway through Dallas had a pumpkin, thrown off the Pat Road overpass, crash through his windshield.
The large pumpkin broke the windshield and smashed through the cab’s back window, as well.
The driver suffered minor cuts as a result of the broken glass, but was able to safely pull the rig over.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the impact could have been fatal if the pumpkin struck a few inches to the left.
City council is looking at ways to add a barrier to the overpast to thwart vandals.
About 10 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to an apartment building at Tranquille Road and Holt Street after a car slammed into the structure.
Police believe speed and alcohol could have been contributing factors to the crash, which left the vehicle’s driver with minor chest and leg injuries.
A passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.
There were also no injuries reported in the building.
Earlier in the evening, at 9 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Tranquille Road and Southill Street.
The pedestrian suffered a broken leg and pelvis.
No charges are being considered against the driver of the vehicle.
Police are also investigating an alleged robbery, which occurred at about 10 p.m. on Tranquille Road near Tenth Avenue.
An 18-year-old man and two friends were walking in the area when they say they were swarmed by a group of about 15 native male teens.
The teens are alleged to have punched the 18-year-old in the face before stealing the Vancouver Canucks jersey he was wearing.
No arrests have been made in the robbery.