Kamloops RCMP officers injured during arrest

After chasing a suspect on foot, two Mounties were injured during the struggle to arrest him. One Mountie as taken to hospital by ambulance and both are expected to recover.

Two Kamloops Mounties were injured following what started as a suspicious vehicle report.

On Thursday (April 22) at about 9:50 a.m., Const. Crystal Evelyn said, officers responded to the 300-block of Pluto Drive in North Kamloops for a vehicle parked in someone else’s driveway. Pluto Drive is in the Riverdale Trailer Court at 101 Tranquille Rd.

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When officers arrived, they noticed the licence plates did not match the SUV to which they were attached and they saw a person sleeping in the front seat.

Evelyn said police arrested a man, who allegedly resisted, resulting in a short foot pursuit, followed by a struggle that saw two officers injured.

“One of the officers was transported to hospital by ambulance,” Evelyn said. “Both are expected to recover.”

Evelyn said further investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and is in custody. He was also wanted by police on multiple warrants.  He remains in custody.

 Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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