Stabbing lands one in hospital
For the second consecutive weekend, Kamloops Mounties are dealing with a Friday night stabbing.
At about 11:45 p.m. yesterday (May 4), emergency crews were called to a brawl involving two men at the water-park area in Riverside Park.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said witnesses reported the fight began as a shoving match near the park concession, with the two male combatants winding up rolling around on the ground.
"It appeared one was stabbing the other repeatedly," he said.
Police located the 31-year-old suspect hiding in bushes a short distance away, while the injured man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Aird said both men are known to Mounties.
The suspect could face charges of assault with a weapon and causing a disturbance.
Last Friday (April 27), a 21-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man during a consensual fight at a beach party in Westsyde.
Drunk causes problems at North Shore bar
A Kamloops man won't face criminal charges, but he could wind up with 13 years of bad luck after smashing a mirror in a drunken rage at a Tranquille Road nightclub.
Just before 2 a.m., Kamloops Mounties were called to the Duchess — 377 Tranquille Rd. — to help bouncers there subdue an unruly patron.
Officers arrived to find bar staff holding down a 21-year-old suspect, who was promptly arrested for mischief and public intoxication.
Investigators learned the man had thrown a glass at a mirror inside the bar, causing the mirror to shatter.
He agreed to pay for the damage to avoid a criminal charge, but was issued a ticket for public intoxication.