Police briefs: An abduction that wasn't — and double trouble for Kamloops woman

Kamloops Mounties were busy on the weekend, dealing with 304 calls.

A reported abduction that wasn't and multiple arrests kept Kamloops Mounties busy prior to and during the weekend as they responded to 304 calls for service.

Police responded to the potential abduction on Thursday, Feb. 18, at about 5:40 p.m. for a report of a woman screaming and being thrown into a white truck near Tranquille Road and Mackenzie Avenue in North Kamloops.

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Officers patrolled the area and, in the course of the investigation, learned the name of the possible victim and confirmed she had been seen by her peers since the initial call, Const. Crystal Evelyn said.

Police continued to search for the woman to confirm her well-being and an officer found her three days later, on Feb. 21 at about 2 a.m.

The woman confirmed she was the person involved in the report, but said no abduction had occurred, but someone had been trying to steal from her. However, the woman did not provide police with any further information.

Double trouble for Kamloops woman

A woman was arrested twice over the weekend, first for mischief, later for assault, after police received numerous calls about her.

On Friday, Feb. 19, at about 10 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a disturbance involving yelling on Sicamore Drive in Westsyde. Officers responded, spoke with those at the address and left. But they were called back to a residence soon after for more reports of a woman screaming and throwing items. Police arrested a woman and lodged her in cells to sober up safely.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, at about 11:30 a.m., police were called to the 300-block of Columbia Street downtown, where a security guard was allegedly punched multiple times by a woman, who then drove away in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle and arrested the driver, who happened to be the same woman released earlier in the weekend.

While being transported to cells, the woman allegedly became combative, damaging equipment in the police vehicle and kicking a Mountie in the head. The officer was apparently uninjured.

Evelyn said the investigation is ongoing and charges may be recommended.

Police arrest wanted man and woman 

At about midnight on Saturday, Feb. 20, police conducting patrols arrested a man after spotting a car with no rear licence plate. A traffic stop led police to learn the driver was wanted on numerous warrants.

Scott Stewart, 36, of Kamloops was arrested and held for court. He was released, with a court date for later this week.

Kamloops RCMP also arrested a woman on Friday, Feb. 19, who was wanted for allegedly failing to comply with a probation order. She was arrested at about 3 p.m. at an address in the 200-block of West Victoria Street downtown.

Michelle Gauthier, 40, of Kamloops, was later released with a March court date.

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