Kamloops police briefs: A burglary, a blaze and bad directions

Break-ins, a truck fire and a drunk driver headed the wrong way were among incidents keeping police busy the past few days.

Break-ins, a truck fire and a drunk driver headed the wrong way were among incidents keeping police busy the past few days.

A Kamloops man is facing charges following an overnight break and enter at a business in the 1400-block of Pearson Place in Aberdeen. The burglary occurred overnight from June 8 to June 9. Mounties obtained footage of a suspect from surveillance video and, on June 9, arrested a man matching the description after he was was spotted at Aberdeen Mall.

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Chadwick Robert Abram James, 35, of Kamloops, is charged with one count of break and enter and one count of possessing break-in tools. He remains in custody, with his next court appearance scheduled for June 28.

Truck blaze investigated

A truck fire in the 200-block of Willow Street in North Kamloops on the morning of June 7 has police investigating the suspicious blaze. Police were called in to assist Kamloops Fire and Rescue just after midnight. Officers collected evidence and are now asking that anyone who witnessed the blaze or has any information related to it to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-18782.

Driving the wrong way on Highway 1 leads to collision

A man is facing impaired driving charges following a crash on Highway 1 last weekend.

On June 6, just after midnight, Kamloops RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 near the Hillside Way on-ramp. According to the report, a vehicle was travelling the wrong way — eastbound in the westbound lanes of the divided highway — when it collided with a westbound vehicle carrying two people. According to police, no one was seriously injured in the crash. A roadside breath test was administered to the driver and sole occupant of the eastbound vehicle, which registered a “fail” reading, indicating a blood-alcohol level exceeding the legal 0.08 limit.

Police say a second test was declined by the driver.

The driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and the vehicle was ordered impounded for 30 days under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.

High-end bikes targeted in burglary

Police are investigating a break-in at a business just east of downtown, on Victoria Street where it intersects with 10th Avenue.

At about 3:30 a.m. on June 6, Kamloops RCMP responded to the reported break-in and discovered the suspect(s) had attempted to remove the door by its hinges before damaging the exterior wall to gain entry. Two high-end bikes had been stolen.

Anybody with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-18684.

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