RCMP Weekend report May 28-May 31

June 2, 2021

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to approximately 376 calls for service from midnight Friday May 28, to 9 a.m. on Monday May 31, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.

Donation box stolen during break and enter

2021-17724

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is investigating after donation boxes were stolen from a business in Valleyview on Sunday.

On May 30, 2021, around 3:45 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a break and enter at a restaurant on the 1800-block of the East Trans Canada Highway. The break in was discovered by an employee who attended the location for work and discovered a broken window.

In reviewing surveillance footage, police determined the break in actually occurred around 2 a.m. A suspect is described as a man with a smaller build, dressed in brown pants, a dark large jacket, and a bright coloured ball cap. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP and reference file number 2021-17724.

Unwanted call leads to locating a wanted man

18-30861/21-17752

A wanted man was located after police attended a report of unwanted people on the 150-block of Elm Street.

On Sunday May 30, at approximately 3:23 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were attending a call when they identified a man wanted on an unendorsed warrant related to offences including drug trafficking and possession, and weapons charges.

Matthew Burns Kinney, 48, of Kamloops, was arrested and held in custody. His next court appearance is June 10, 2021.

Drugs, bear spray seized during suspicious person call

21-17780

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

On May 30, around 7:45 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline 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 who appeared interested in what he had in there, which was believed by the complainant to possibly be a gun.  While police were en route, updates advised officers that the man had tucked something in his sock and was now swinging a metal pole.

Frontline officers attended the area and spotted the man, who was known to police and started running away; he was caught a short distance later. Bear spray and drugs were located on the man and seized for destruction.

The man was held in cells to sober up safely and prevent continuation of the offence.

Hillside crash leads to impaired driving investigation

2021-17794

A Kamloops man faces impaired driving charges under the Motor Vehicle Act, following a crash that sheered off a lamp standard on Hillside Drive Sunday night.

On May 30, 2021, just after 11 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision on the 1800-block of Hillside Drive. The car sustained significant damage; the driver’s injuries were non-life threatening. Breath tests performed displayed a “fail” reading, indicating a blood alcohol level exceeding .08.

The man received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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.