Two people who drove into the downtown RCMP detachment Monday (Feb. 15) with a loaded shotgun in the front seat after attempting to evade police are now in police custody.
At about 10:20 p.m. police attempted to pull over a black Mercedes an officer spotted driving the wrong way down Columbia Street, but it did not stop and instead slowed down and continued driving.
The vehicle ended up entering the nearby ‘Police Only’ parking lot at 560 Battle St. where officers were able to block it inside.
Police then ordered a man and woman out of the vehicle.
“Upon removing the woman from the passenger side, police observed a shotgun in the front seat,” Const. Crystal Evelyn said in a press release. “Ammunition was located nearby the shotgun and a stolen, loaded rifle was recovered during a search of the vehicle.”
Both people were arrested and found to be wanted on outstanding warrants.
Napoleon James Tallthunderboy Ross, 32, of Kamloops, is charged with failing to stop a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, as well as driving dangerously.
Lanaesha Sha’Lynn Paul-Paquette, 23, of Kamloops, and Ross are both charged with transporting and storing a firearm in a manner contrary to the Firearms Act and Criminal Code, and occupying a vehicle knowing there was a firearm or prohibited ammunition in the vehicle.
They were to appear in court later in the afternoon.