Crack house bust and theft of $35,000 worth of surveying equipment among RCMP calls

A crack house bust, stabbing, and theft of $35, 000 worth of surveying equipment some of the 35 files RCMP dealt with on Thursday, April 23.

A crack house bust, stabbing, and theft of $35, 000 worth of surveying equipment were some of the 35 files the Williams Lake RCMP dealt with on Thursday, April 23,  Staff Sgt. Del Byron said Friday.

At 11:42 p.m. police executed a search of a known crack house in the 4000 block of Mackenzie Avenue.

“A quantity of crack cocaine, a loaded firearm and cash were recovered,” Byron said.

As a result of the search, a male was arrested and charged with sexual assault, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

He was later released on a promise to appear in court.

Some time between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, $35,000 worth of surveying equipment was stolen from a locked F150 truck on Second Avenue North.

The theft is under investigation.

Police were notified of a single vehicle crash of a red Oldsmobile at 7:25 a.m. on Highway 20, about 20 km west of the city.

The driver was later located at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, with no serious injuries. The matter is still under investigation.

A few minutes later at 7:33 a.m., RCMP were called to the hospital when a victim arrived there with stab wounds, although the injuries were not life threatening.

“That resulted in an arrest of one person for aggravated assault,” Byron said, adding the accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Williams Lake on Friday.

A complaint that came into police of a sexual assault at 11:33 a.m. is still under investigation, he added.

The next call of note was about a suicidal male at 2:11 p.m. resulting a male taken to the hospital.

A 388 Magnum special rifle was stolen from an apartment unit that was unlocked. The barrel is stamped with RMP and there is a crack in the barrel meaning the gun could be unsafe to use.

Police also received a report of a door pushed in at a home in the trailer park located in the 1400 block of Western Avenue.

Nothing appeared to be stolen, however it was evident that several vehicles in the trailer park were also broken into.


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