POLICE – Vandalism to several vehicles being investigated

(Image: RCMP)

One man was arrested for mischief to vehicle Sunday morning, but police are still looking for information related to other recent similar reports.

On Sunday, May 14, 2023, around 6:38 a.m., Kamloops RCMP officers were called to a commercial location on the 600-block of Notre Dame Drive, after a security guard reported seeing a man damage a new vehicle. The employee provided police with a suspect description and location, and a man was arrested nearby.

“As part of the investigation, it was discovered the suspect was also wanted on an unendorsed warrant for assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats,” said RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn.

“The suspect remains in custody for the warrants, while officers continue to work on the charge recommendation process for assessment and consideration.”

Other damaged vehicles were also discovered at the same location recently. On Saturday, May 13, 2023, around 11:20 p.m., police were alerted to 12 vehicles that had been vandalized at the same Notre Dame address, and to another 19 on Wednesday, May 10. The investigations into those reports and if they are connected to Sunday’s arrest are ongoing.

Across town on the North Shore, eight vehicles were similarly damaged at a commercial location on the 1000-block of 8th Street in Kamloops.

“We are releasing a suspect image in relation to the North Shore investigation, but at this time, it’s unknown if this incident is related to any of the others,” said Evelyn.

Businesses and residents in the area are asked to check their security and dash camera footage to see if anything was captured that could help identify a suspect or person of interest.

Those who would like information on crime prevention programs, including a free Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design assessment, are invited to call 250-376-5099 or visit the website Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design/ City of Kamloops.

Anyone who can identify the suspect pictured, or has information related to any of the other mischief investigations, is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000.

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