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POLICE – Toy gun, BB gun among incidents handled in separate calls

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to about 455 calls for service from midnight Friday, May 21, to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.

Toy gun gets two adults stopped by police

2021-17006/2021-16992 

A report of two men pointing a rifle luckily involved a nerf gun instead.

On Monday May 24, 2021, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment received two reports involving a potential weapon; the first was received around 5:10 p.m. on the 1000-block of Hillside Drive, the second around 7:20 p.m. at Victoria Street and Second Avenue. One of the reports described the gun as a toy, the other as a rifle that was allegedly pointed at someone from a vehicle.

Police located a vehicle matching the description in the alleyway on Seymour Street and 6th Avenue; the weapon was quickly identified as an orange toy. The vehicle’s occupants were spoken to about their actions and how alarming seeing a gun of any kind can be to the public.

Handgun report leads to wanted man’s arrest

2021-17009

A man was taken to cells following a report involving a potential handgun in Riverside Park on Monday.

On May 24, 2021 around 8:15 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the Lorne Street area where a man in dark clothes and a green hat had allegedly been holding what appeared to be a pistol and walking toward two people.

Police patrolled the area on foot, located a man matching the description provided, and detained him. A bb gun was allegedly tucked in his waistband and seized by police. The suspect also had a warrant for failing to comply with probation.

A 30-year-old Kamloops man was lodged in cells and held for court to answer to the warrant. He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in June.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-17009.

Theft in progress stopped by police

2021-17022

A man was arrested and stolen property was returned to its rightful owners, following a report of a theft in progress Monday night.

On May 24, 2021 around 11 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the 200-block of Lorne Street where a man in a red sweater was allegedly stealing from parked vehicles. Police attended and located a man matching the description inside a truck. The man was arrested.

All recovered property was returned to its owners, who did not wish to pursue charges.

Stolen vehicle recovered

2021-16585

A vehicle reported as stolen from a driveway on Grand Road was recovered by police at a motel on the 1300-block of Columbia Street a couple days later.

On Friday May 21, 2021 just before 8 a.m., the Kamloops RCMP Detachment received a report of a black Ford Focus hatchback stolen from a driveway earlier that morning, after the keys for it had been left in another unlocked vehicle.

On May 23, an off-duty police officer observed the vehicle in a parking lot. Frontline officers, with the assistance of the General Investigation Services Team, attended the location and retrieved the stolen property.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-16585.

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