Police seized brass knuckles and drugs and apprehended a wanted man over the weekend, responding to 303 calls between last Friday (Feb. 5) and Monday (Feb. 8).
At about 10:40 p.m. on Friday, police patrolling the 1200-block of Salish Road on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve arrested a man they saw driving a vehicle, knowing he was prohibited from doing so. During a search, police allegedly found and seized a set of brass knuckles.
The man was released with an order to attend a future court date.
About a half-hour earlier, police on the North Shore observed a white car speeding and crossing the centre line while travelling eastbound on Tranquille Road. Officers stopped the vehicle and saw what looked like a handgun grip in the front passenger seat, so they detained the driver.
During a search, police discovered the grip belonged to a paint gun; however, bear spray and drugs were also found and seized for destruction.
Early on Sunday morning, police arrested a man wanted in four other cities when they received a call at 5:35 a.m. about a suspicious-looking person in the 3000-block of Valleyview Drive.
A man matching the suspect’s description was found nearby. Police checks revealed the man had warrants for his arrest in Revelstoke, Nanaimo, North Cowichan and Ladysmith.
Anthony Trevor Staddon, 31, of Salmon Arm, was arrested and held for court. He was later released by a judge with conditions and a March court date.
Anyone with information on crime in Kamloops is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. Less serious crimes, such as stolen or damaged property without any witnesses or suspects, can also be reported online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/kamloops.