Mounties always get their man.
The phrase long associated with Canada’s federal police force was on display on Tuesday, June 1, as police nabbed more than a half-dozen suspects on arrest warrants from areas including Abbotsford, 100 Mile House and Barriere.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man wanted on a warrant for theft and obstruction while responding to a trespassing complaint in the 400-block of McGill Road in Sahali. An RCMP officer responded at about 9 a.m. for a report of people walking through backyards to camp out behind a store in the 900-block of Columbia Street West.
Const. Crystal Evelyn said then the man was told he was under arrest for the outstanding warrant, he fled, leading to a short foot pursuit and struggle. The man was also arrested for resisting arrested and charges may be recommended.
At about 2:40 p.m., a call to police regarding a shoplifter apprehended on the 700-block of Victoria Street downtown led to the execution of several warrants on a 44-year-old Kamloops woman. The woman was wanted for thefts out of Abbotsford, Barriere and Kamloops. She received a court date for June 17.
At 3:30 p.m., police were back in the 700-block of Victoria Street for a request from 100 Mile RCMP to execute a warrant related to offences including assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, extortion and breach of release conditions.
A 24-year-old Kamloops man was taken into custody.
According to Evelyn, when local officers attempted to arrest the man, he resisted and one officer was injured during the altercation, receiving injuries that required medical attention, but were not life-threatening.
At 9:17 p.m., patrols on the frontage road in Valleyview led to an officer spotting a man wanted on a warrant related to breaching a release order. A 39-year-old Kamloops man was arrested.