POLICE – Suspect arrested, then released after reports of threats

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to about 520 calls for service over the BC Day long weekend, midnight Friday, July 30, to 9 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 3, 2021. Below are some highlights from those calls as reported by police.

Woman arrested for assault, mischief

An assault suspect who fled on foot was located and arrested with help from a police service dog.

On Saturday July 31, 2021 around 7:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report involving a woman assaulting people and making threats with shards of glass on the 900-block of Southhill Street. Frontline officers attended, but the woman fled. She was located by the Police Dog Service Unit, arrested, and taken to cells.

The woman was later released, but could face charge recommendation following the investigation’s conclusion. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to please contact police at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-26377.

Threats file leads to arrest

Police arrested a 33-year-old woman after receiving a report of threats which made mention of a gun.

On July 31, 2021 around 8:50 p.m., frontline officers responded to the 400-block of Lansdowne Street after a security guard allegedly asked a group to leave and a woman threatened to “use a gun on him” and put her hand into her purse.

Police located and arrested two people nearby; one was released on scene, the other was lodged in cells to sober up safely. No firearm was located by police. Suspected drugs were seized for destruction.

Anyone with information can contact police at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-26385.

Police save man overdosing in bus shelter

A quick reaction by police led to saving a man’s life Monday night.

On Aug. 2, 2021 around 10:50 p.m., a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer was making patrols on another file when he noticed a man who had fallen out of his wheelchair on 4th Avenue. The officer checked the man; he was not breathing. After requesting medical assistance, the officer administered a nasal dose of Narcan and began attempting respirations.

A sergeant, who is also a member of the Emergency Medical Response Team, attended to assist and inserted an oral pharyngeal airway. The sergeant continued artificial respirations while the constable administered another nasal dose of Narcan. The man’s heartrate improved and compressions were no longer required.

Fire and ambulance arrived soon after and took over care of the man, who was then transported to hospital.

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