Clerk escapes injury after confrontation

A beer and wine store clerk escaped injury after an altercation with two thieves on Monday in Williams Lake, the RCMP said.

  • Jan. 20, 2015 2:00 p.m.

A beer and wine store clerk escaped injury after an altercation with two thieves on Monday in Williams Lake, the RCMP said.

On Jan. 19 at 7:49 p.m. the police responded to a panic alarm coming from the Overlander Beer and Wine store.

“The store clerk reported that two First Nations males entered the store and ran out of the store with a case of beer,” Sgt. Rick Lebeuf said.

The clerk gave chase and confronted the two males in the parking lot, where a physical confrontation ensued between the clerk and the two suspects.

“One of the suspects smashed a beer bottle on the ground and began lunging at the clerk with the broken bottle,” Lebeuf continued.

“Luckily the clerk was not injured in this altercation.”

Both males fled from the area on foot, but were later apprehended by officers.

Both males are 28 years old, from the Williams Lake area and known to police.

One male was released from custody and will be appearing in Williams Lake Provincial Court Feb. 11,  2015.

The other male remains in police custody and was to appear before a Provincial Court Judge Jan. 20,  2015.

Police arrest man after caught crawling out of building window

Officers located a suspicious vehicle in the industrial area of Williams Lake on Monday, Jan. 19 just before noon.

Footprints were noted leaving the vehicle and going into an abandoned building.

When officers arrived they observed a male crawling out of a window on the northeast side of the building.

After police apprehended him, the male was arrested for break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

The 52-year-old male is not from the Williams Lake area.

He will appear in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Jan. 21.