Theft, bear spray and a violent collision part of weekend action for Kamloops Mounties

Officers responded to 376 calls on the weekend of May 28 to May 31.

Stolen donation boxes, seized drugs and a driver who allegedly drunkenly damaged a lamp post were among the 376 calls Kamloops Mounties attended last weekend. (May 28 to the morning of May 31).

Mounties continue to investigate after two charity donation boxes were stolen from a business in in the 1800-block of the Trans Canada Highway tin Valleyview on Sunday, May 30.

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At about 3:45 a.m. police responded to a reported break-in through a window at a restaurant. Upon reviewing surveillance footage, officers determined the break in occurred at about 2:00 a.m., according to Const. Crystal Evelyn.

A suspect is described as a man with a smaller build, dressed in brown pants, a dark large jacket and a brightly coloured ball cap. 

Police did not state how much was stolen and did not disclose the name of the restaurant.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-17724. 

• A suspicious person report involving a possible handgun led to police arresting a man in Valleyview on Sunday night. 

At about 7:45 p.m., Kamloops RCMP officers attended the 150-block of Oriole Road for a report of a man putting his hand repeatedly in his pocket while talking to two other men.

Evelyn said the caller believed the man to possibly have a gun. While police were en route, updates advised officers the man had tucked something in his sock and was swinging a metal pole.

Officers spotted the suspect, who was known to police. He ran before being caught a short distance later.

Bear spray and drugs were located on the man and seized for destruction, according to police.

• Then, at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Mounties received a report of a single-vehicle collision in the 1800-block of Hillside Drive in Dufferin.

Evelyn said the vehicle sustained significant damage and a lamp standard on the street was sheared off, but the driver’s injuries were non-life threatening.

Breathalyzer tests performed displayed a “fail” reading, indicating a blood-alcohol level exceeding the .08 legal limit. The male driver received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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