Police wellbeing check leads to saving a life

Kamloops RCMP File # 2020-34502 2020-10-22 On October 13, 2020 Kamloops Mounties received a call from a concerned family member indicating that they had not heard from their family member in several months but that he was living in the Kamloops area. The family had important news to share with the man but they had been unable to locate him for some time. They were becoming very concerned for his safety. A Kamloops investigator was assigned this investigation and by conducting several community checks he was able to find the last known address for the man. He attended the residence and knocked on the door but there was no response. He also checked with the neighbors and they confirmed the man lived next door but they too had not seen…
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Police investigate break and enters and possible connection to stolen vehicle

Kamloops RCMP, File # 2020-35429 Theft of Auto Kamloops RCMP, File # 2020-35415 Break and Enter Kamloops RCMP, File # 2020-35431 Break and Enter October 20th, 2020 In the early morning hours of October 21, 2020 police believe a couple of local suspects were busy using a stolen vehicle to conduct break and enters in the downtown area. The Kamloops RCMP received reports of three thefts within a short period of time and they are believed to be linked. At approximately 6:11 a.m., Kamloops RCMP responded to a report of a commercial break and enter to a business located in the 200-block of Lansdowne Street. It appears that two suspects, associated to a white mini bus, smashed the glass front door to gain access. Once inside the suspects, who wore…
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Domestic Violence Situation

Kamloops RCMP, File #2020-35428          On October 21st, at approximately 8:40 am the Kamloops RCMP we called to a local hotel on the 600 block of Columbia Street West to a report of domestic violence situation in one of the rooms. Initial reports had indicated that a female was subject to a domestic violence situation and that there was the possibility of a weapon present. As a result, a heavy police presence was observed in the area briefly while we addressed the situation. RCMP members made an approach to the room and the male was taken into custody peacefully and without incident. A weapon was located at the scene and as a result, a 32-year-old male remains in custody while our investigation continues.  “We take domestic violence calls very serious and…
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Shots fired on Columbia Street

Kamloops RCMP File # 2020-34835 On October 16th, 2020 at approximately 07:30 am, the Kamloops RCMP received several reports of gun shots being fired near the 500 block of Columbia Street West. Upon arrival, police were unable to locate any suspects and the area was contained for investigation and safety. Initial reports indicate a group of individuals were seen in a parking lot when gunfire erupted. One individual in the area suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at RIH.    Currently, Columbia Street West is closed while police ensure that the scene is safe and there is not any danger to the public. As this is a multiple unit hotel area, this may take some time. As a precaution, local schools in the vicinity have been…
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PSA: Pedestrian Safety

Kamloops RCMP Public Service Announcement October 9th, 2020 Every year, when the fall arrives and the daylight hours’ decrease, Kamloops experiences a dramatic increase in motor vehicle incidents involving pedestrians. The Kamloops RCMP is reminding everyone to please be aware and be extra vigilant while on the roadway for the safety of everyone. It will make our community a safer place if we all just take a few steps to promote road safety.    The Kamloops RCMP provides tips for everyone on the roadway during the fall season: Pedestrians: Wear bright clothing with reflective material that can be seen by driversAlways maintain eye contact with the driver approaching youDon’t assume you have the right of way and walk in the crosswalk, make sure it is safeDon’t wear head phones or…
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Shots Fired

Kamloops RCMP, File # 2020-33097                                   October 2, 2020 On October 1st, 2020 at approximately 5:15 pm the Kamloops RCMP received a report of gunshots in the area of Willow Street.  Police attended and observed damage to a residence that appeared to be consistent with a firearm.  The residence was occupied at the time and it was confirmed no one was injured.  A suspect was later identified and police converged on a residence in Dallas this morning.  With the assistance of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team a male was safely taken into custody.  Based on the police investigation thus far it is believed that the residence was targeted. This investigation is ongoing and police ask that if anyone witnessed the events that occurred on Willow Street that they contact…
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What Makes a Good Crime Stoppers TIP?

This month we are going to be doing a series on what make a good Crime Stoppers tip. Our program is here for you to deliver information to the authorities anonymously, so that you can feel safe in doing so. Without a "good tip" our program is not helping in the way that it was intended for. We are going to start with the most important tip. Tip #1 of what makes a Good Crime Stoppers Tip!If you are seeing a crime happening in real time, don't call crime stoppers or leave a tip online, CALL THE POLICE!! There is a time delay with information you submit to Crime Stoppers and when it is sent to the authorities. This delay will make a tip about a crime that is currently…
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Armed Robbery at Pizza place

File Number: 2020-31878On September 21, 2020 at approximately 10:55 pm, the Kamloops RCMP were called to a local pizza business at 875 Columbia Street who reported being robbed at gun point. A lone suspect entered the business, approached one of the employee who was working at the till and pointed what looked like a firearm towards him, asking for the money from the register. The employee complied, and the suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the scene. He was last observed heading North on Columbia on a small bike. The male was described as Caucasian, approximately 5'4". He was wearing a dark jacked with 3 lines from the shoulder to the wrists, jeans and a square black bag with a single strap (satchel style). [Photos (x2) are…
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String of Break and Enter in Commercial Area

File Number: 2020-31880 / 2020-31883 / 2020-31884 / 2020-31886On September 21, 2020 between 11:15 pm and 11:50 pm, the Kamloops RCMP responded to a series of break and enter in four (4) different businesses in the McGill Rd. and Dalhousie Dr. area.In each case, a glass door was broken to gain entry, but strangely very little is reported to have been stolen. In some cases, maybe nothing at all. A suspect was captured on video, and his picture is attached in hope that someone may be able to identify him. "It's too early to say that the same suspect would be responsible for all of those incidents, but investigations are ongoing and it's certainly a possibility" said S/Sgt Mat. VAN LAER of the Kamloops RCMP. The male was described as…
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Prolific Property Offenders Arrested

File Number: 2020-29482Kamloops Crime Reduction Unit Executes Search warrant in relation to break and enters, stolen property locatedOn September 1, 2020 members of the Kamloops Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) began an investigation in relation torecent files of residential break and enters that have occurred in Kamloops. In these break‐ins, thousands of dollarsworth of property were stolen and video of a possible suspect was released to assist in his identification. Throughtireless efforts, members of the Kamloops Crime Reduction Unit were able to identify, locate, and arrest two adultmales in relation to this matter.Arrested was Shane Mcleod, 21 who is a Kamloops resident. Mcleod has been charged with 14 new Criminal CodeCharges including two (2) counts of break and enter, possession of break in instruments, mischief, and possession ofproperty obtained by crime,…
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