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Kamloops RCMP busy with 500-plus calls over BC Day long weekend

Incidents included a theft, an assault and a drug seizure

Kamloops Mounties responded to 524 calls for service over the BC Day long weekend, from midnight on Friday July 29, to 9 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2022.

The calls included the incidents below.

Drugs and weapons seized

A check well being request led to the seizure of drugs and weapons, along with a vehicle impoundment.

On July 31 at about 12:25 p.m., officers responded to the 100-block of Lorne Street downtown for a report of a man inside a running vehicle, slumped over in the driver’s seat.

Officers attended and confirmed the man was responsive. As part of their investigation, police conducted a standardized field sobriety test and determined the man was impaired. His vehicle was towed and impounded for 24 hours. 

Baseball bats, a knife, cash and suspected illegal drugs — including fentanyl, crystal meth, and other controlled substances — were seized as part of the ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-26593.

Assault with a weapon 

A man was taken to hospital following a report of an assault with a weapon on July 31.

At just before 8 p.m., officers were called to a residence on Peter Road in Valleyview, where a man was was found with visible injuries consistent with a stab wound. Officers provided first-aid until paramedics arrived. 

The man was treated for his injuries and later released from hospital. A woman was arrested and released with conditions and a court date, pending the investigation’s conclusion and charges. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-26640.

ATV stolen from backyard

On July 29, just before midnight, a homeowner in the 900-block of Selkirk Avenue in North Kamloops was letting their dog out when they interrupted someone stealing their ATV, a green Arctic Cat Mud Pro 700.

The suspects managed to load the ATV onto the deck of a black Chevrolet pickup truck before fleeing. A red ATV was also seen on the truck. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2022-26407.