Williams Lake RCMP respond to 85 calls over the weekend

Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 85 calls including numerous reports of assaults, motor vehicle incidents and noisy parties.

  • Jun. 24, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 85 calls for service over the weekend, including numerous reports of assaults, motor vehicle incidents and noisy parties.

June 22

At 2:55 a.m. police were dispatched to Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) where a man said he was stabbed while defending a friend at a pub in Williams Lake.

He did not even realize he was stabbed and did not see who stabbed him. Meanwhile, police located another injured male on Second Avenue with a laceration to his collar bone as a result of the same incident.

That individual was also transported by Emergency Health Services to CMH.

Witnesses indicated that the perpetrator of the stabbing of both individuals was a caucasian male. The incident is currently being investigated.

Police were called to a car explosion at 3:50 a.m. and located a burning car on Woodland Drive near Westridge Drive. A trail of oil could been seen approximately 50 meters from the Westridge Drive intersection on Highway 20 to the burning car. The fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. A subsequent investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from a residence. The matter is still under investigation.

During the torrential rain storm Saturday a collision occurred near 730 Oliver Street at approximately 1:43 p.m. Police attended and located a blue Pontiac, which had rear-ended a grey Chrysler.  Both drivers were taken to hospital with neck and back related injuries, while two passengers in one of the vehicles, due to their age, were taken to hospital for precaution. Police spoke with a witness  and it appeared the collision was due to the torrential rain that had fallen.

At 7:55 p.m. a complainant reported the passenger side window of a vehicle had been smashed while parked at the Seniors Village located at 1455 Western Ave.

The owner of the vehicle was located and it was determined that nothing had been taken from the vehicle. A suspect identified in the vicinity could not be confirmed as being responsible for the damage.

Williams Lake RCMP responded to approximately 85 calls for service over the weekend, including numerous reports of assaults, motor vehicle incidents and noisy parties.

June 23

Police responded to a report at 9:30 a.m. that both rear tires were punctured on a vehicle parked on Fourth Avenue North.

Neighbours in the area also apparently had flat tires as well. The matter is still under investigation.

At 12:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a collision on Falcon Road near Blake’s Moving and Storage.

The driver was located with head injuries and transported to the hospital by EHS.  The matter is still under investigation.

Police are seeking witnesses to an altercation that occurred at closing around  2 a.m. on June 22 at the Grey Fox Pub/Diamonds and Dust Lounge.

According to the victims there may have been as many as 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the altercation.  Anyone that witnessed this incident is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP.


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