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Weapons-related incidents among 300-plus weekend calls for Kamloops Mounties

Kamloops RCMP officers responded to 334 calls last weekend, from midnight on Friday, Nov. 19, to 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22
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Kamloops RCMP officers responded to 334 calls last weekend, from midnight on Friday, Nov. 19, to 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, Here are some notable calls:

No sign of reported gunshot during downtown call

Kamloops Mounties dealt with a trio of weapons-related files from the weekend.

A reported — and, ultimately, unfounded — gunshot call brought numerous officers downtown to the 700-block of Victoria Street on Saturday night (Nov. 20). Multiple police vehicles arrived on scene at about 9 p.m., with officers appearing to surround Memorial Arena.

The report originally stated the sound came from inside a building, but upon further investigation, police learned the noise came from outside.

A police dog unit assisted in a search, but nothing was located to substantiate the source of the sound, according to Const. Crystal Evelyn.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the area and anyone with information or video is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

Traffic stop in Sahali yields weapons

In the early-morning hours of Saturday, at about 3 a.m., officers on patrol seized weapons during a traffic stop in Southgate. 

Evelyn said a Mountie saw a suspicious car parked on Cariboo Place and pulled over its driver a short distance away on McGill Road.

The officer spotted a can of bear spray inside the vehicle. The bear spray was seized, along with other weapons, including a taser.

Suspect slept it off

On Sunday, Nov. 21, at about 1:45 p.m., RCMP seized a knife and arrested a man at Tranquille Road and Eighth Street, the former home of Penny Pinchers thrift store. A caller told police a man with a weapon was making threats toward people.

Evelyn said police responded and arrested a man who matched the description provided, but were unable to find victims or witnesses. The man was taken to the RCMP’s Battle Street cells downtown for being intoxicated in public and later released.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to call police and reference file number 2021-40686.