Pedestrians threatened by knife-wielding man
A Kamloops man with a history of weapons offences will likely face new charges after a number of random pedestrians were threatened with a knife early Saturday morning (March 10), police say.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said a police cruiser was flagged down by a pedestrian in the 800-block of Victoria Street just after midnight.
Witnesses apparently told police a man had been threatening a number of people with a knife in a nearby alley.
"A suspect high on drugs was located by police minutes later," Aird said.
"He was arrested and, a short distance away, officers located the knife which he had hidden."
The 36-year-old suspect, who Aird said has a history of weapons charges, was slated to be held in custody until sober. He's expected to face new charges, but the investigation is ongoing.
Any witnesses are asked to call police at 250-828-3000.
- POLICE DOG GETS HIS MAN
It didn't take long for a Kamloops man to find himself in breach of his court-ordered conditions, police say.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said Mounties were alerted on Friday morning (March 9) after a 44-year-old man was allegedly seen breaching his bail conditions — which had been imposed by a judge the previous day.
"The male attended his ex-girlfriend's residence, contrary to the court-ordered conditions," he said.
"Family members were concerned for her safety and noted she had been beaten up the previous day by someone."
Aird said the suspect was able to convince the woman to go with him.
Police located the couple at the man's trailer on G&M Road, but the suspect fled out a back window.
He was tracked down by RCMP police dog Zak, "curled up hiding near a garden shed," according to Aird.
He's being held in custody for a bail hearing tomorrow, likely to face new charges of breaching bail conditions.
- BAR FIGHT LANDS THREE IN JAIL
The Kamloops men spent a night behind bars after a fight broke out outside a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning (March 10).
Police in the area of Cactus Jack's at about 1:15 a.m. were alerted to a fight involving three men, and the trio were tracked down and quickly arrested.
The suspects — ages 19, 20 and 22 — were held in custody until sober.
They'll likely be ticketed for being drunk in public.