Police respond to Valleyview stabbing, Red Bridge robbery over the weekend

A stabbing, confiscation of guns and drugs and robbery on the Red Bridge were among calls that kept Kamloops Mounties busy over the weekend.

Officers responded to a disturbance call on Sunday (Jan. 24) at about 1:15 a.m., involving two men fighting at a residence in the 2700-block of Thompson Drive, which is located east of Tanager Drive in Valleyview.

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At the scene, police found a man with serious, non-life threatening injuries from a stabbing and he was taken to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance.

During their investigation, police identified three suspects who were arrested somewhere in the area, Const. Crystal Evelyn said.

The suspects, two men and a woman, were later released on conditions with court dates.

At about 12:50 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 23), police pulled over a vehicle in Sun Rivers after it was spotted speeding in the Valleyview area, headed toward Sun Peaks.

Evelyn said as officers approached, drugs were observed in plain view within the vehicle and arrested the driver.

Upon further search of the vehicle, police found a loaded sawed-off shotgun, ammunition and knives, along with other items including more suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The driver has since been released from police custody, but an investigation is ongoing.

On Friday morning (Jan. 22), a man reported being robbed at about 1:30 a.m. while walking northbound from Lorne Street on the Red Bridge.

According to the man, a dark-coloured SUV stopped next to him and two masked men got out, shot bear spray into the air and demanded he give them whatever he had on him. The man complied, giving the suspects cash, and the pair left him reportedly unharmed.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

The Kamloops RCMP responded to 319 calls for service between midnight on Friday Jan. 22, to 9 a.m. on Monday Jan. 25.

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