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Assaults and robberies keep Kamloops Mounties busy

Here are some notable calls from last weekend in the city

The Kamloops RCMP responded to 327 calls for service from Friday, Nov. 18, to 9 a.m. on Nov. 21, including the following files:

Robbery in Sahali

Multiple police officers responded to the 900-block of McGill Road on Nov. 18 for a robbery report at a bus stop.

At about 1:25 p.m., Mounties arrived to find a youth who said he was threatened and robbed of his backpack and phone by two men — one described as being in his late 30s and wearing red snow pants, the second as having a mask on. The youth was uninjured.

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said officers patrolled the area, but the suspects were not found. Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-41320.

Firearms, ammunition seized

A man was arrested for numerous firearms offences following a vehicle stop in the dead night downtown on Nov. 19.

At about 3:50 a.m., an officer conducted a vehicle stop at Seymour Street and Third Avenue. Evelyn said the officer saw contraband tobacco and detained the driver under the Tobacco Act. As part of the investigation, suspected illegal drugs, a loaded firearm and ammunition were also found in the vehicle.

The driver was released with conditions and a court date. Charges are pending.

Robbery on Hillside

Police were called to a commercial business in the 1000-block of Hillside Drive on Nov. 19 for a report involving theft and weapons.

At about 9:50 p.m., police were called to the store after its staff reported dealing with a suspected theft, during which two suspects pulled out a knife and ice pick before they ran away.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-41473.

Mischief on Battle Street

A man was arrested following multiple calls to police from residents of an apartment building on Battle Street West in the wee hours of Nov. 20.

At about 2:25 a.m., officers responded to reports of a man who had pulled the fire alarm and was running around inside the building, claiming people were trying to kill him. Evelyn said police responded and arrested a suspect, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. She said his claims were unsubstantiated.

The man was lodged in cells to sober up and was later released without process.

A repeat assault suspect is arrested twice

A Kamloops man has a date in court following two assault investigations on Nov. 20.

At about 11 a.m., police were called to an assault report in the 100-block of Victoria Street West. A woman was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Surveillance footage revealed a suspect, who was found and arrested a couple of hours later, then released with a court date and conditions.

At about 3 p.m. that same day, the same man was again arrested in an assault investigation. Officers responded to a commercial location in the 1000-block of Columbia Street West. There, a man had allegedly assaulted two people, then fled. He was found by police a short time later, arrested and lodged in cells. The suspect was later released on conditions and a court date, with charges pending. 

Burglary on Pearson Place

Police are investigating after keys, laptops and computer monitors were stolen from a commercial location in the 1400-block of Pearson Place in Aberdeen early on Nov. 21.

At about 2 a.m., officers responded to the report of a break and enter, where they saw damage to the front door. The police dog unit attended and helped in the search for a suspect, but the burglar got away.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-41584.