A police presence downtown on Wednesday morning (Nov. 23) led to the arrest of a man who was inside a dumpster. While the man was arrested due to being wanted on warrants, he was not the subject of the initial police response.
Kamloops Mounties were called to the area of Lansdowne Street and Second Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. for a call about a weapons threat. A person had allegedly made threats involving a firearm and indicated he had a weapon after he was asked to leave the area. No weapon was observed or found.
While investigating in an alley between Second Avenue and Lansdowne Street, one of three detained people ran off.
“While police were investigating, they detained three people, one of which appeared to be reaching for a weapon and then ran,” Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a release.
Using a police dog, officers were led a dumpster a short distance away, near Third Avenue and Lorne Street, and arrested a man.The man they found inside the dumpster, however, was not same person who ran off, though he was wanted on a number of warrants.
Tyral Dane Lariviere, 37, of Kamloops was arrested on a warrant for breach of recognizance and held in police custody for court. It was his third arrest on a warrant for the same offence since late October. He was nabbed on Oct. 23 and issued a court date for Oct. 27. On Oct. 28, another warrant was issued and he was apprehended on Nov. 13, held for court and released on an order with a new appearance scheduled for Nov. 17. On Nov. 18, another arrest warrant was issued and he was arrested on Nov. 23.
The initial threats investigation is ongoing.