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Kamloops man arrested after reported dog-walker assaults

Police were called to Westsyde Centennial Park on Sept. 13
A view of the North Thompson River from Westsyde Centennial Park.

A Kamloops man is facing charges, including assault, after a dispute between dog walkers allegedly turned violent. 

On Wednesday Sept. 13, at about 6:50 p.m., Kamloops Mounties were called to Westsyde’s Centennial Park on Sandalwood Drive for a report of a dog walker who had been allegedly assaulted and another dog walker who was reportedly threatened.

“Officers quickly arrived on scene, located and arrested a suspect nearby,” Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said. “He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for today [Thursday].”

Benoit Jean Charron, 40, of Kamloops, is charged with two counts of assault, one count of assault by choking, suffocating or strangling and one count of attempted theft.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to the investigation is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-33299.