Williams Lake RCMP kept busy with 81 calls for service over the weekend

Over the weekend RCMP responded to 81 calls for service, including damage to vehicles parked at the hospital and impaired driving incidents.

  • Jun. 17, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Over the weekend Williams Lake RCMP responded to 81 calls for service, including damage to vehicles parked at the hospital and several impaired driving incidents.

June 15

A PD security guard reported at 3:04 a.m. that a blue Kia Soul vehicle had its passenger side window smashed and broken while parked in the parking lot of the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

Police attended and located the owner of the vehicle, although there was no evidence of anything taken.

At approximately 3:22 a.m. the owner of a vehicle called the RCMP to advise that the front passenger window of her red Volkswagen Golf had been smashed and broken while also parked in the parking lot of the hospital.

Police attended and spoke with the owner who said she was staying at the nurses quarters on the hospital grounds when she heard a window being smashed and went to the window of the nurses residence where she saw three First Nations males looking at the smashed passenger side window of her vehicle.

One of the males was described as approximately five-foot-11-inches in height, slim and wearing a red baseball cap and a black top. The males ran north bound toward 4th Avenue.

At 4 a.m. police responded to a driving complaint at Mammel Place in Miocene. Upon attendance police located the driver of an uninsured vehicle, and confirmed he had consumed alcohol. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued a roadside suspension as well as a violation ticket for no insurance in the operation of his vehicle on a highway.

Police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 97 near Tim Hortons at 7:54 a.m. Information reported to police was that a male, drinking a beer, was hooting and hollering out the window with the music playing extremely loud.

Police located the vehicle on Mackenzie Avenue North near 3rd Avenue and spoke with the driver and observed an open can of beer behind the driver’s seat.

The investigating officer observed evidence of impairment by the driver, issued a roadside suspension and impounded the vehicle. The driver was also charged with open liquor in a vehicle.

At approximately 8:01 p.m. police received a complaint of an impaired motor vehicle incident on Mackenzie Avenue in front of the power plant and that the driver was running away down the road.

Police attended and located a grey Dodge Jeep.

Evidence suggested the driver was driving southbound, lost control, hit the southbound ditch then crossed over and ended up in the northbound ditch. There was no damage to the vehicle.  Police located the suspected female driver crawling in the ditch about 200-300 metres south on Mackenzie Avenue.

She showed signs of impairment and was unable to stand on her own. Police arrested her for impaired driving and issued a violation ticket for failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

June 16

While on patrol, police were flagged down by a vehicle on Carson Dr. at 4:01 a.m. The driver told the officers there was a male being beaten up at the Cariboo Memorial complex on the Proctor Street side.

Police attended and spoke to a witness who stated he saw a male with no shirt on beating up the male that was on the ground.

The witness also stated there were some females there and other males. The perpetrators of the assault ran down to alley toward Carson Drive.

Police spoke with the victim who was bleeding from his mouth. He also had a cut above his left eye. The matter is still under investigation.

At 11:16 a.m. police received a report there was a white Dodge pickup located near a shop on Hodgson Road behind the Chevron that appeared to have been abandoned and possibly stolen.

The truck had a broken window, damaged ignition and no plates.

Police attended and observed the rear right window was broken, the bottom of the steering column was broken to expose wires and the interior light pulled out. Police confirmed it was stolen and said they continue to investigate the incident.

A Gibbon Street resident reported at 5:09 a.m. that the downstairs window of her residence had been smashed.

When police attended it appeared that nothing had been taken from the home, however further examination of the vicinity revealed a vehicle in the area may have been entered and a GPS stolen.

June 17

At 2 a.m. police responded to report of a single vehicle rollover approximately 30 kilometres north of Williams Lake on Hwy 97.

When police arrived at the scene they found the driver uninjured, although a motorcycle in the box of the truck was also heavily damaged. There was no evidence of alcohol involvement. The vehicle was towed from the area.


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