A naked man was taken to hospital this morning (May 3, 2017) suffering from possible hypothermia after what police believe was a domestic dispute.
It began about 2 a.m. when RCMP responded to a complaint in the Sahali area regarding an alleged assault and theft of a vehicle. It was reported that a 41-year-old man had assaulted his father and fled in a stolen vehicle.
At about 7 a.m. police answered another call from someone who saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle stolen earlier, and found it parked “in an obscure manner” in the Peterson Creek Park area. A nude man was later seen near the creek, said Cpl. Brandon Buliziuk.
RCMP general duty members, police dog services and other support units closed in.
“After a brief yet effective verbal exchange, the male was brought into custody without incident,” said Cpl. Buliziuk. Kamloops Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance aided in the extraction of the man from the park area and in treating him for what was believed to be symptoms of hypothermia.
The man was then taken to Royal Inland Hospital for an assessment of his overall well-being.
“The investigation into the assault and theft of vehicle is ongoing at this time but it is believed that charges will be forwarded to Crown counsel for assessment in the near future,” Buliziuk said.
“The call from a member of the public in conjunction with the immediate and effective response of emergency responders clearly contributed to this situation coming to an end in the safe manner it did.”