Flasher, bat assault and hoax hostage situation for Kamloops Mounties on weekend

Officers responded to more than 400 calls between April 30 and May 3.

Kamloops Mounties responded to 419 calls for service on the weekend, including these:

Drugs, weapons seized during traffic stop

A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons in Sahali on Sunday night (May 2).

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Const. Crystal Evelyn said at about 11:35 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on West Columbia Street near Summit Drive. As part of the investigation, four people were arrested and searched. Weapons including a replica handgun, bear spray and knives were seized, as well as drugs and paraphernalia. 

Those arrested were released at scene. The investigation is ongoing.  

Police looking for theft suspect with a crown tattoo

Mounties are seeking a man with a crown tattoo on his face following a theft on West Columbia Street in Sahali on Sunday night.

 At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 900-block of the street for a report of man who allegedly stole property, then brandished a knife when confronted by an employee. 

The man fled on foot. He is described as being white and standing 5-foot-7. He is between 25 and 30 years of age and has a crown tattoo on his face and a flower tattoo on his hand. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.

Sahali Mall is in the 900-block of West Columbia Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-14134.

North Shore assault probed

Officers were called to the 700-block of Fortune Drive in North Kamloops on Sunday following a report of a man being assaulted with a bat.

At about 4:50 p.m., police were called to an area behind a business, where a man was allegedly beaten by someone who took off in a red Dodge Durango. Police spoke with a witness in the area, but the victim was unco-operative. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

 No suspect description was available at the time. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has more information about it is asked to contact police at and reference file 2021-14097.

Two people arrested following indecent exposure incident 

An early Sunday morning report of indecent exposure led to two people being taken into police custody. 

Just after 8 a.m. officers were called to the 70-block of Seymour Street for a report of a man exposing himself to passing traffic. Officers located an intoxicated man matching the suspect’s description and arrested him for offences that included causing a disturbance. An intoxicated woman was also arrested for obstruction and lodged in cells and a baton was seized for destruction.

Both were released after they had sobered up. The investigation is ongoing and charges may be recommended, pending the investigation’s conclusion.

 Any witnesses are asked to please contact police and reference file 2021-14049.

Sunglasses stolen during break-in

Police are investigating after numerous pairs of high-end sunglasses were stolen from Sun City Optical early Saturday morning.

At 4:47 a.m., officers responded to a report of a commercial break and enter at the Columbia Place store at Columbia Street and Notre Dame Drive in Sahali. A glass door was smashed and sunglasses were stolen from a display case. The investigation is ongoing.

Hostage report deemed a hoax

Numerous police officers were in the area of Happyvale Avenue in Brocklehurst on Friday night, following a report of a hostage situation. 

On Friday at 10:22 p.m., officers attended an address on the 1700-block of Happyvale Avenue after a man called police and claimed to be holding his family hostage. Police responded to the address provided, as well as others in the area. Following an investigation, the report was determined to be false.

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