Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media Release – Weekend Report – March 5 – March 8
March 9, 2021
The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to approximately 335 calls for service from midnight Friday March 5, to 9 a.m. on Monday March 8, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.
Weapons assault reported on Columbia Street
A man was located with injuries after police were called to a motel room for a report of a stabbing on Sunday.
Around 12:16 p.m., March 7, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers attended the 500-block of Columbia Street West for a report of a man who had been “stabbed in the heart.” Upon arrival, police located a man with non-life threatening cuts on his body. He was transported to hospital.
The Police Dog Service attended and conducted a track of the area, but no one was located. The suspect was described only as a Caucasian man in black clothing. The victim was uncooperative.
Glass-smash break and enters reported at two businesses
2021-7018 and 2021-7023
A retail store and auto shop were hit by smash-and-grab thieves early Sunday morning.
On March 7, around 2:48 a.m., frontline officers from the Kamloops RCMP Rural Detachment responded to a report of a break and enter on the Yellowhead Highway.
Surveillance video showed two men wearing dark clothing with their hoods up and faces covered, approach the building from the north. One of the men approached the business, kicked in the glass door, stole a donation box, then headed southbound on foot.
A few hours later at the Aberdeen Mall, a retail business was broken into around 5:47 a.m. A man broke the store’s glass door, stole items, then left in a red Ford Explorer. The suspect was described as possibly Caucasian. He was wearing a red and black hat with a Honda logo, black jacket and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP and reference file number 2021-7018 for the donation box, 2021-7023 for the retail store.
Three arrested during impaired driving investigation
2021-7010/ 21-1280 SED
Multiple frontline officers were called to assist with an impaired driving investigation, after things began to get out of control.
On Saturday March 6, around 11:50 p.m., an officer with the RCMP’s Central Interior Traffic Services was conducting an impaired driving investigation on Willow and Popular streets, when the vehicle’s passengers got out and began hitting the police cruiser’s windows and yelling profanities.
As backup arrived and the passengers were arrested, the vehicle’s driver allegedly became destructive, kicking the police vehicle’s windows and spitting at officers.
All three people were arrested, then later released — one with a court date related to alleged offences.
If you have information on crime, please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000. Less serious crimes, such as stolen or damaged property without any witnesses or suspects, can also be reported online at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/kamloops.