Alexis Creek RCMP investigate shots fired

Police are investigating after shots were fired Saturday on the Anaham Reserve.

Police are investigating after shots were fired Saturday on the Anaham Reserve.

While officers were at Anaham Saturday evening recovering a Polaris ATV stolen from Barney’s Resort at Puntzi Lake the previous Wednesday, shots were fired in the vicinity, said Cpl. Murray McNeil, acting sergeant at the Alexis Creek RCMP detachment.

“There’s nothing to indicate shots were fired at the officer, but he definitely heard the shots,” McNeil told the Tribune Tuesday.

Police returned Sunday to Anaham to further investigate and arrested a person with three outstanding warrants in Williams Lake and transported him to the Williams Lake detachment.

Police also pursued two persons of interest on an ATV on Sunday who wouldn’t stop when officers attempted to stop them.

“They continued to race around the reserve on the ATV quite dangerously,” McNeil said.

An RCMP helicopter from Kamloops, brought in to help search for two trucks that were stolen last week – one from Williams Lake and one from Puntzi Lake —  was used to assist tracking the two suspects on the ATV.

After an hour of pursuit, the suspects stopped the ATV because of what is believed to be mechanical difficulties.

They fled on foot, were tracked with the use of a police dog from Williams Lake and arrested without incident.

Both suspects were known to police.

The driver of the quad was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.

When the dog handler was pursuing the suspects, he found a loaded rifle with ammunition near the abandoned ATV.

Police seized the rifle and are investigating, McNeil said.

“While we were following the ATV we did not see a rifle so we are just investigating what connection the rifle has with the two individuals on the ATV and also looking at the rifle as a potential lead on the shots fired the previous evening.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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