Man arrested, officer assaulted following disturbance report

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 21, 2021File number: 2021-2110 Two people, including a police officer, were assaulted Tuesday after Kamloops RCMP responded to a disturbance call. On January 19, around 9:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of an intoxicated man being aggressive and confrontational with staff and customers at a business on the 900-block of Columbia Street. While police were en route, they were advised the same person had assaulted someone. Police arrived on scene and attempted to arrest a man matching the description, who resisted and allegedly punched an officer multiple times. He continued to resist as he was apprehended and taken to cells. The man was held to sober up safely, then released with conditions and a court date.
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Police seize weapons during North Shore call

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 21, 2021File number: 2021-2262 A stun baton and knives were some of the items seized after police received a weapons report on Tranquille Road this morning. Around 9:33 a.m., January 21, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a man activating a “Taser baton” on the 1800-block of Tranquille Road near Holt Street. A description of the man was provided and officers located and arrested him nearby. A stun baton, knives, drugs, drug paraphernalia and stolen property were seized as part of the investigation. The man was released with conditions and a court date.
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Man arrested following theft and vehicle crash

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 18, 2021File number: 21-2055/1989 A stolen truck, retail theft, and vehicle crash led to one man being arrested by Kamloops RCMP Tuesday afternoon. On January 19, around 12:18 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a theft from a retail store on the 500-block of Notre Dame Drive, in which a man allegedly stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise, fled through the store’s emergency exit, and into a brown truck. A license plate was obtained and confirmed the truck was stolen. While patrolling the area, frontline officers located the vehicle and requested the assistance of the RCMP Air Services Helicopter to help maintain a visual on the truck as it drove erratically through the city. At one point, the truck was observed driving eastbound…
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Kamloops man pulled from river, later pronounced dead

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 18, 2021File number: 21-1748 A Kamloops man died over the weekend after being pulled from the river Saturday morning. On January 16, around 11:34 a.m., Kamloops received a report of a suspicious circumstance involving a man in the river near the 1800-block of Douglas Road. The man had been in the water for 15 minutes and was not moving. Kamloops RCMP frontline officers, BC Emergency Health Services, and Kamloops Fire Rescue attended and located a man lying face up with his lower body in the water. The man was transported to hospital in Kamloops, then Kelowna, where he died later that night. Police do not suspect any criminality in the man’s death at this time. The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is also…
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Police looking for robbery suspect, working with businesses on safety plans

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 14, 2021File: 2021-780 The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a recent retail store robbery. On Thursday, January 7, at approximately 8:12 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a theft in progress at a business on the 1000 block of Hillside Drive, Kamloops BC. According to the report, a man left the store through an emergency exit with unpaid merchandise. When staff attempted to stop the man, he flashed what appeared to be a firearm. Kamloops RCMP frontline officers quickly responded, along with the Police Dog Service Unit. Three people were located and initially detained, but later released as they did not fit the description of the suspect. The suspect is described as: -Caucasian male-five-feet, seven…
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Police looking for leads in Red Bridge assault

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 13, 2021File: 2021-1122 The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is hoping the public can help identify suspects after an early morning assault sent one man to hospital. On Monday January 11, around 3 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers attended the Red Bridge near Lorne Street for an assault involving a maintenance worker and two men in an older “dirty” sports utility vehicle.  According to the report, a maintenance worker was repairing pot holes on the bridge when a southbound vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. A verbal exchange occurred between the maintenance worker and the two men in the SUV, which led to all parties confronting each other outside of their vehicles. One of the men tried to take the worker’s shovel and…
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Man charged with sexual assault: police suspect more victims and witnesses

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media ReleaseJanuary 12, 2021File: 2021-1048 The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is looking for more victims and witnesses after a man was arrested Sunday in connection to a stranger sexual assault. In the early hours of January 10, a woman reported she had been parked in her vehicle at Riverside Park when a stranger approached her and said he had been injured and needed a ride. The woman stated she was sexually assaulted during the drive. Frontline officers quickly attended the area the suspect had been dropped off at and arrested a man. “Although police cannot go into specifics at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, it is believed there may be more victims and witnesses who have yet to come forward,” said Kamloops RCMP…
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Kamloops RCMP weekend report

January 11, 2021 The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to approximately 333 calls for service from midnight Friday January 8, to Monday January 11 at 8 a.m., 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls. Man arrested following mini crime-spree 21-942/933/930 A smashed window and uninvited hot tub dip were just a couple of offences which landed one man in jail this weekend.             Just after 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 9, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers received a report of a man rummaging through a shed and throwing its contents around at an address on Hudson Bay Trail. A blanket was also stolen. Shortly after, a window was smashed at a construction site on Victoria Street and a blanket was left behind from a man chased off by security. About an…
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Guns, drugs and money located in Kamloops police investigation

More than five kilograms of drugs and three firearms were seized after Kamloops RCMP officers executed three warrants in less than 24 hours. On January 7, around 10:30 a.m., the Kamloops Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU), with the assistance of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed a search warrant at a west Valleyview residential unit as part of an ongoing drug investigation.  That search led investigators to two more locations. With the assistance of frontline officers, TEU was able to execute warrants at an address in Sun Rivers and a storage locker at the Tk’emlups Reserve. In total, more than five kilograms of cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl were seized, along with three firearms and a substantial amount of Canadian currency. One man was arrested and later released without process…
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Kamloops business donates bears to help victims of crime

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media Release January 8, 2021 Almost 200 teddy bears will have an extra-special mission this year, thanks to a donation from Calendar Club to Police Based Victim Services. On Tuesday January 5, staff from the Aberdeen location of the seasonal store attended the Kamloops RCMP Detachment to present nine boxes of “trauma bears” to Kamloops Police Based Victim Services (PBVS). The bears will be available for police and victim service workers to give to children and adults who have witnessed or experienced tragedy, said Kamloops PBVS Program Manager, Ula Chauret, who accepted the donation from Calendar Club employee Madison Kopytko. Ms. Kopytko said one of her co-workers and friends received a bear from PBVS when she was a child and it really helped her in that moment.…
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