POLICE – Pioneer Park parties, other calls keep Kamloops RCMP busy

Tk’emlups RCMP investigating collision on Highway 5

A crash on Highway 5 today (April 28, 2021) is under investigation by police and the BC Coroners Service.

At about 11 a.m., the Tk’emlups RCMP Rural Detachment responded to a report of a single-motor-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 5 near the Cache Creek exit. The crash was reported to police by a passerby who witnessed a vehicle in the ditch.

Emergency responders provided medical attention to a woman in her 60s, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle was an older model blue four-door Ford Explorer.

Two southbound lanes and a northbound lane were closed while police investigated.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is investigating the cause of the woman’s death.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the vehicle go into the ditch, or who has dash camera footage available, to please contact Tk’emlups RCMP Rural Detachment RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-13531.

 Parties reported at Pioneer Park

Police were called to Pioneer Park multiple times Friday evening (April 23, 2021) for party reports.

Around 5:12 p.m., Kamloops RCMP officers were called to the Pioneer Park boat launch for a report of about 75 people who were gathered without social distance or masks. Police located small groups of youths. No alcohol was observed.

Around 6:35 p.m., RCMP were called again to the same location for a report of three large groups of people not wearing masks. About 50 teenagers were in the beach area, many of which ran when police arrived.

Around 8:30 p.m., RCMP were called back to the area again. Police and Bylaws attended, causing the majority of kids to quickly leave. Others waited for their parents to pick them up.

No further reports were received that evening. Additional patrols were requested throughout the weekend.

Suspicious motor home 

Kamloops RCMP received two reports of a suspicious older motor home in the Dallas and Barnhartvale area Friday night (April 23, 2021).

Around 8:35 p.m., officers were called to the 1200-block of Eliza Road for a report of a possibly impaired driver in a motor home with orange stripes. Later, at 9:40 p.m., police were called to the 5000-block of Todd Road for a 1970s beige and orange motorhome with no plate. The vehicle had been parked in the area for the past few nights.

Police made patrols but were unable to locate the motorhome.

Youth reports being beaten, robbed

 A youth reported being robbed and beaten after buying cigarettes from three men in a parking lot Saturday morning (April 24, 2021).

On April 24, around 9:20 a.m., Kamloops RCMP got a report involving a male in his late teens who had been robbed of items including his cash and phone after being beaten by three unknown Caucasian men, possibly with a baton.

The three men fled on foot. They were described as Caucasian. One was between 40-50 years old, skinny, with shades, a black hat and dark clothing; another was about 25 years old with a buzz cut.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-13023.

Kamloops RCMP responded to about 415 calls for service from midnight Friday April 23, to 9 a.m. on Monday April 26, 2021.

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


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