Members of the Williams Lake RCMP detachment responded to 135 calls for service between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24 and said during the weekend there were a number of incidents of mischief throughout the city where either windows were broken in residences or vehicles were vandalized.
At 11:53 p.m. on Sept. 21 police responded to report of a First Nations male with a knife who was trying to stab a complainant in the vicinity of Thompson Rivers University at 1250 Western Ave.
When police arrived, the complainant pointed out a male on a white bike, wearing a dark shirt, further down the road, as the individual who had tried to stab him. The suspect male went down the bike path by the baseball field toward Midnight Drive on his bike.
Police surrounded the area and located a suspect matching the description.
When the suspect attempted to run from police, he crashed his bike into a cement barrier. He then got up, began to run with his bike, and then threw his bike down and ran away on foot.
Eventually the police arrested the suspect and located a small folding knife in his pocket. He was arrested for assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Charges are pending.
On Tuesday Sept. 23, at 7:09 a.m. RCMP responded to a dispatch of a break and enter in progress at a residence on 10th Avenue North. Upon arrival the complainant’s boyfriend had a male in custody on the ground waiting for police to attend.
The perpetrator was found to be extremely intoxicated and was arrested for mischief. A search incidental to arrest of the perpetrator yielded a small case seizure of marijuana.
Also on Sept. 23 at approximately 12:59 p.m. police responded to a report of a broken window at the Pregnancy Outreach Centre, located at 202 4th Avenue North where it appeared centre had been vandalized overnight.
Some of the workers at the centre had their vehicle tires deflated and the back window of one vehicle was smashed.