Impaired driver and bike-jacking part of busy weekend for Kamloops Mounties

The RCMP detachment responded to 368 calls between midnight on May 7 to 9 a.m. on May 10.

A drunk driver who illuminated himself to Mounties, a break-in suspect caught in the act and the search for a pink bike highlighted the latest rash of weekend activity for the Kamloops RCMP.

On May 8 at 4:21 a.m., Kamloops Mounties went to a business in the 2100-block of the East Trans Canada Highway in Valleyview for a report of a broken door and a figure spotted inside the building. Shortly after attending, police found a suspect outside the business and arrested him.

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Police seized evidence and released the man with a court date, pending the results of an investigation.

On May 9 at about 12:40 a.m., an officer patrolling 13th Street and Lethbridge Avenue on the North Shore noticed a truck driving with its lights out. The vehicle was stopped nearby on 12th Street and a roadside breath tests was administered, indicating a blood-alcohol level exceeding the maximum .08 (80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millitres of blood). The driver received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Less than a couple of hours later, police on the North Shore heard screaming in the area of Fortune Drive and Sydney Avenue. Patrols were made and officers found a man who said he was assaulted and robbed of a pink bike. He was not interested in pursuing charges, but wanted the bike back.

Anyone who has the bike, or knows where it is, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-14993.

Mounties responded to 368 calls for service between midnight on Friday, May 7, and 9 a.m. on Monday, May 10.

If you have information on crime, contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. Crimes, such as stolen or damaged property without any witnesses or suspects, can also be reported online at

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