Nine bus shelters vandalized and man pepper sprayed in lakecity

Several bus shelters were vandalized in Williams Lake sometime overnight Saturday and into Sunday, the RCMP said Tuesday.

  • Nov. 18, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Several bus shelters were vandalized in Williams Lake sometime overnight Saturday and into Sunday, the RCMP said Tuesday.

The RCMP were first alerted to the damage at 5:39 a.m. Sunday when a caller reported seeing broken glass in the bus shelter at Fourth Avenue and Oliver Street.

When police attended the scene they discovered glass all over the ground, but no item was recovered nearby that may have been used to break the glass.

The bus shelter across the street did not appear to be damaged, however, subsequent investigation revealed other bus shelters at Yorston Street and Third Avenue South, Cameron Street and Second Avenue North, Maple Street and Second Avenue North, Midnight Avenue and Western Avenue, Eleventh Avenue North and Blair Street, South Lakeside Drive and Paxton Street, South Lakeside Drive and Hodgson Road and Broadway Avenue South at the Tourism Discovery Centre had all been damaged.

The RCMP are asking anyone with information about the vandalism contact them or call Crimestoppers.

Man pepper sprayed

On Monday, Nov. 17,  at approximately 7 p.m. the RCMP attended a residence on Second Avenue North in response to a resident yelling for help.

Upon arrival, it was learned that a lone unknown male had entered the residence of the victim and demanded items.

When the victim requested the male to leave, he was assaulted and pepper sprayed.

The victim was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital for treatment to some facial injuries.

After the initial investigation, the RCMP arrested the suspect later in the evening at a nearby residence for robbery and assault with a weapon.

Charges are pending.


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