POLICE – One man in custody after ERT called to Wood Street ‘incident’

One person was arrested after a heavy police presence in the area of Wood Street and Hilltop Avenue today (May 12, 2021).

Just after 10:15 a.m., the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU), with the assistance of the Southeast District Critical Incident Program Emergency Response Team (ERT), attended the area as part of an investigation.

Shortly after, one man was taken into police custody and the Southeast District Critical Incident Program Emergency Response Team (ERT) cleared from the scene.

Kamloops RCMP thanks the public for its assistance in avoiding the area following the request.

No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

In other police news, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to about 368 calls for service from midnight, Friday, May 7, to 9 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. Here are some highlights from those calls.

Man arrested in store break and enter

An early morning break and enter to a business led to the arrest of one person early Saturday morning.

On May 8, around 4:21 a.m., Kamloops RCMP attended a business on the 2100-block of the East Trans Canada Highway for a report of a broken door and a figure inside. Shortly after attending, police located a suspect outside and arrested him.

Police seized evidence and released the man with a court date, pending the investigation’s conclusion.

Impaired driver stopped on 12th Street

An impaired driver was removed from the roadway early Sunday morning after a police officer noted a truck travelling with its lights out.

On May 9, around 12:40 a.m., the officer was patrolling the area of 13th Street and Lethbridge Avenue when a truck was seen stopped nearby on 12th Street. Roadside breaths tests were administered and registered readings of “Fail”, indicating a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08.

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

Police looking for a pink bike

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is on the lookout for a pink BMX after a man reported being robbed of it early Sunday morning.

On May 9, around 2 a.m., officers were working on another file when they heard screaming in the area of Fortune Drive and Sydney Avenue. Patrols were made and police located a man who said he was assaulted and robbed of a pink bike. He was not interested in pursuing charges, but wanted the bike back.

Anyone who has the bike or knows where it is, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-14993.

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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