Kamloops Mounties are looking for information after a woman in her 60s was assaulted while walking home from the Save-On-Foods store in the Brock Shopping Centre last weekend.
Police say the woman was making her way home through an alleyway at about 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, when two or three people attacked her from behind. The woman was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects are described as being white, possibly in their 20s, dressed in black and wearing face masks. One of the suspects may have had a tattoo on their arm. Anyone in the area at the time who saw a group matching the description, observed anything possibly related to the incident or with information is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP by calling 250-828-3000. Reference file 2021-41509.
Meanwhile, police responded to 334 calls for service during the last weekend of November, several of which were assault-related.
Confrontation leads to arrest on Victoria Street
In the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 27, police received a report of a man refusing to leave a business, which escalated into an assault against a bystander and a police officer. At about 12:45 a.m., Kamloops Mounties attended the 300-block of Victoria Street in response to the complaint against a customer whom officers spoke with and agreed to leave the establishment.
“Shortly after that however, police said the man got into a physical confrontation outside the business with a bystander, so he was arrested for assault,” the press release states.
Upon being arrested the man allegedly became combative with police and kicked officers, who in turn pepper sprayed the man. The officer was not harmed and the assault bystander received minor injuries, according to police.
Police checks later revealed the man was also wanted on an endorsed warrant, which was executed and he was later released with a court date.
Investigation into confinement in Dallas
Police are also investigating a pair of assault files from Friday, Nov. 26, in Dallas. At about 4:35 p.m., police received word of an assault and forcible confinement at an address in the 300-block of Cougar Road in Dallas.
According to police, the person being confined to the home managed to escape, but the suspect was still inside a residence and would not surrender to police.
Police obtained a warrant, and arrested a male suspect who was released with conditions and a court date, pending the investigation’s conclusion and charge approval.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-41287.
Man taken to hospital with stab wounds:
Earlier in the day, a report of a man yelling for help turned into an assault with a weapon investigation. At about 2:45 a.m., Kamloops RCMP attended the 6000-block of Furrer Road in Dallas, where a man was located with multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance, and his injuries are considered non-life threatening. Officers attended an area near Dallas Drive and collected evidence.
RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said the assault was not random and police do not believe there is a risk to the general public.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information related to it, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-41224.