Police respond to chainsaw threat, stolen vehicle during weekend

A man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 21 in Williams Lake for threatening another man with a chainsaw.

A man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 21 in Williams Lake for threatening another man with a chainsaw.

The RCMP received a call at 10:29 p.m. about the incident taking place in the 1100 block of Second Avenue North.

They located the suspect in the 400 block of Midnight Drive.

“He was arrested for uttering threats, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and six breaches of probation,” said Staff Sgt. Del Byron Monday. “He will be in court later this week.”

Earlier Saturday, Nov. 21, police received a call at 3:30 a.m. alerting them of a vehicle theft in progress in the 600 block of Allen Road.

Police located a young offender with a stolen 2007 White Dodge half ton pickup on Bond Lake Road. A second suspect fled into the bush, Byron said, noting the file is still under investigation.

Also on Nov. 21, at 6:25 a.m. when the RCMP attempted to pull over a green 1998 Dodge pickup on Mackenzie Avenue North, the driver wouldn’t stop.

Eventually the police located him and arrested a 25-year-old for fleeing from police, driving while prohibited, driving while suspended, and failing to comply with probation.

He will be held until a court appearance on Nov. 24, Byron said.

On the morning of Monday, Nov. 23, the RCMP noticed a red Dodge Charger driving around Williams Lake.

Police stopped the vehicle and learned the 26-year-old driver had an unendorsed warrant out of Kelowna.

She was arrested on the warrant.

A search of the vehicle, which was registered out of Hanceville, resulted in the seizure of 201 grams of hash oil, drug paraphernalia and 77 pills believed to be T3s, Byron said.

She will be released on a promise to appear in court and the file is presently under investigation, Byron added.