Masked men can’t see straight enough to find correct motel room
Two men were in court this week, facing several charges related to an attempted break-in at the Columbia Motor Inn, 573 West Columbia St., on Sunday, Jan. 6, and a separate house invasion in the 300-block of Fortune Drive last month.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said two men wearing masks tried to enter a room at the motel at about 3:30 a.m.
The room’s occupant yelled at them they had the wrong man and called police.
Officers arriving at the motel saw a vehicle leaving and stopped it.
The three occupants, two men and a woman, were arrested, but the woman was later released.
Learned said a 45-year-old man was arrested for break and enter and disguise with intent.
A 27-year-old designated prolific offender was arrested for break and enter and failing to comply, related to existing probation requirements.
He will also face assault with a weapon, break and enter and failing to comply with a probation order charges from a home invasion on Saturday, Dec. 29, in the 300-block of Fortune Drive.
Learned said additional charges are possible as police continue their investigation into property found in the vehicle.