POLICE – Boat crash, drugs, weapons among calls for service

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to about 450 calls for service from midnight Friday July 9, to 9 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls.

Mulberry Street containment: man arrested

A man was taken into custody following a report involving an assault, threats, and mental health crisis.

On July 9, 2021 around 6 a.m., officers set up a containment area on Mulberry Street in response to the report, in which one person was still believed to be inside a residence and in mental distress.

Police were able to contact the man by telephone, who surrendered without incident. He was arrested and taken to cells, where a mental health assessment was conducted by Car 40.

The man was held in custody, then released with a court date for later this week. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact police and reference file number 2021-23166.

Check wellbeing leads to drug seizure

 A report of two people passed out in a running vehicle led to police seizing a quantity of drugs and cash.

On July 9, 2021 around 3:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP responded to a request to check the wellbeing of a man and woman in a vehicle on the 400-block of Lansdowne Street. Police attended and as part of their investigation, seized more than 350 grams of drugs, including suspected meth and fentanyl, as well as cash. A ticket was also issued for driving with no license.  

 Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP.

Disturbance file leads police to drugs and weapons

Knives and drugs were seized by Kamloops RCMP officers responding to a disturbance early Sunday morning.

On July 11, 2021 around 5 a.m., police received a report of yelling and swearing near a black sedan parked at Schubert Drive and Walnut Avenue. Officers attended and observed belongings thrown on the ground.

A man present was uncooperative; he was arrested for causing a disturbance and obstruction. As part of their investigation, police located many knives, including one strapped under the steering wheel, and drugs suspected to be meth.

The knives and drugs were seized for destruction and the man was released on scene.

Boat crash sends one to hospital

One man was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition following a boat crash Sunday morning.

On July 11, 2021 around 9 a.m., Kamloops RCMP received a request to assist BC Emergency Health Services with a boat crash on the river near Oriole Road and East Trans Canada Highway. Officers located the boat and its two adult occupants on the shore.

According to the investigation, the driver swerved and lost control of the boat. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected.

Stolen truck recovered, drugs seized

A check wellbeing request led to an arrest, drug seizure, and the recovery of stolen property.

On Sunday July 11, around 4:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP responded to a request to check the wellbeing of two men slumped over in a vehicle on Dalgleish Drive, one of which reportedly said he had used drugs.

Frontline officers attended and located the truck, observed two people passed out and drug paraphernalia inside. Both men were arrested. Police checks confirmed the truck and a lawnmower present had been reported as stolen, and revealed one of the men was wanted on an endorsed warrant.

The men were later released with a court date. Drugs and cash were seized as part of the investigation.

Impaired driver removed from the roadway

A woman lost her license for 90 days following an impaired driving investigation.

On July 11, around 10 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of an impaired driver on Sandpiper Drive. At approximately 10:43 p.m., police located a vehicle matching the description on 6th Avenue. Roadside breath tests were administered and registered a reading of ‘Fail’, indicating a blood alcohol content exceeding .08.

A 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound were issued under the Motor Vehicle Act.


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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