POLICE – Man released after blocking coffee shop exit, peeing on building
The Kamloops RCMP Detachment responded to about 338 calls for service from Friday, Feb. 3, to 9 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2023. Below are some highlights from those reports.
Excessive speed on Summit
A vehicle was impounded Saturday afternoon when a police officer caught it going more than twice the speed limit on a city street.
On Feb. 4, 2023, around 4 p.m., a Kamloops RCMP Municipal Traffic officer was patrolling the 700-block of Summit Drive when he saw a Porsche going uphill at a high rate of speed.
The officer’s radar equipment established that the vehicle was travelling more than 130 kms an hour in a 60 kms per hour zone.
The driver was issued a ticket for excessive speeding and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Coffee shop disturbance – man arrested
A report of a man trying to block the exit of a coffee shop, then urinating on the building, led to a police response on Victoria Street Saturday afternoon.
On Feb. 4, 2023, around 2:10 p.m., Kamloops RCMP officers attended the downtown coffee shop where a man had allegedly attempted to stop people from exiting the building by jamming a door with a pole, throwing stuff all over, and causing a disturbance.
Police located the suspect walking down the street, yelling, with a shovel and a screwdriver in his hand. He was arrested and lodged in cells to prevent continuation, then later released without process.
Stolen truck leads to arrest
A failed attempt to steal a truck saw a man arrested Sunday morning.
On Feb. 5, 2023, around 7:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2900-block of Bank Road for a report in which a person attempted to steal a vehicle, but its rightful owner intercepted and followed the suspect as he departed on foot.
A police officer located the suspect, who resisted arrest and was subsequently OC sprayed (oleoresin capsicum – pepper spray), before being safely taken into custody. He was later released with conditions and a court date. Charge recommendation is anticipated following the investigation’s conclusion.
If you have information on crime, 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 https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/kamloops.
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