Police respond to more than 80 calls over weekend

Williams Lake RCMP responded to more than 80 calls for service over the weekend.

  • Oct. 15, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP responded to more than 80 calls for service over the weekend, ranging from a traffic accident, to break-ins, disturbances, thefts and intoxication.

Oct. 12

At 11:46 p.m. the RCMP received an anonymous complaint of a fight in progress at a residence on Dog Creek Road.

Police attended and talked with two men, both of whom were uncooperative, but admitted to fighting with each other.

Both men had only minor injuries and did not want medical attention.

Police determined the incident to be a consent fight, both males were arrested for causing a disturbance and were later released without charge.

Oct. 13

Police responded to a complaint at 3:38 a.m. of a male who was breaching his conditions.  Follow-up investigation resulted in the arrest of a male identified as the perpetrator and at the time of arrest he was found to be in possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.  Charges of mischief as a result of the male breaking a window at a residence are also being investigated.

Police were informed of a fight between two males in progress outside a residence on Midnight Drive at 5:27 a.m. Police arrested a male in a residence.  The follow-up police investigation revealed that the fight between the two men was by consent, there were no weapons involved and consequently no charges are being contemplated by police.

Police received a complaint of a stolen pickup truck from 3rd Avenue North. The owner of the vehicle  called in at 12:28 p.m., stating that he was on his way down to Kamloops from Fort McMurray  and  stayed the night in Williams Lake.  The owner  believed the truck was stolen some time between midnight and noon. The truck was later  recovered at 11:40 p.m. at the 1712 km marker of Lyne Creek Road,  damaged as a result of a collision with a tree.  The incident is still under investigation by police.

Oct. 14

An employee at the Friendship Centre at 99-3rd Ave South in Williams Lake called at 1:15 a.m. to report two individuals who were  intoxicated and yelling at people walking by. One of the individuals had brass knuckles on his hand and was using it to intimidate the people he was yelling at. Police responded and the two perpetrators were located.  Both were intoxicated. Upon arrest, one of the individuals was searched and brass knuckles were located in his pocket. Charges are pending.

A concerned neighbor contacted reported at 1:43 a.m. that to two non-white males slashing the tires of a vehicle on Pigeon Avenue. The two suspects were described as wearing a grey hoody and other with a yellow hoody. Police patrolled area with negative results. The perpetrators were responsible for slashing 4 Dunlop 37” tires valued at $3,000.

At 4:04 a.m. police responded to  a report of a break-and-enter to  an apartment on 2nd Avenue. The resident  woke up to a loud noise,  finding  the patio door smashed and  a $2,200 MacBook laptop stolen off the living room table. A large rock was used to gain entry through a side patio door.

The suspects immediately fled.  The matter is still under investigation by police.

Police responded to a collision on Mackenzie Avenue North and Soda Creek Rd. at 10:30 a.m. between two vehicles. Police attended the scene and requested paramedics.  A witness stated that a vehicle was right behind him as he was heading south on Mackenzie Avenue when a vehicle failed to yield to the vehicle behind and tried making a left turn on soda Creek Road.

Both vehicles collided and were not drivable. Two parties involved in the motor vehicle incident  were  traumatized and transported to the hospital for examination. The police investigation resulted in a ticket for failing to yield being issued to the offending party involved in the incident.

Police responded at 10:11 p.m. to a report that a rock was thrown through a living room window at a residence on 2nd Avenue North. A bottle of rum, a bright yellow high visibility jacket and cigarettes were stolen.

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