Williams Lake Stampede weekend relatively quiet: RCMP

Stampede weekend was relatively quiet Williams Lake RCMP said.

  • Jul. 3, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The Williams Lake Stampede weekend was relatively quiet the RCMP said.

There was a high police presence in town to ensure the safety of everyone and to deter unruly behaviour. There were approximately 250 calls for service and just over 100 prisoners placed in custody.

The majority of prisoners were arrested for being drunk in a public place and unable to care for themselves and for causing a disturbance.

“This number is down significantly from past years when 300-plus prisoners would be in cells at the Williams Lake detachment,” the RCMP noted,

June 28

The RCMP attended a crack shack on Second Avenue North for the second night in a row with a search warrant.

The same suspect who had been arrested the evening before, along with a family member of hers, were again arrested for possessing a quantity of cocaine.

The suspect appeared in Provincial Court Tuesday.

At 7:30 p.m. staff at the Williams Lake Fraser Inn Beer and Wine Store reported that a male, wearing a bandanna on his face, attempted to steal two 15-packs of beer. Staff had locked the door, but the male attempted to kick his way out and smashed the glass in the door.

Police arrived and arrested a 15-year-old male who attempted to run away. This same male had been released from custody only hours before after committing theft at the same beer and wine store. Five charges are being forwarded to Crown. The 15-year-old male appeared Provincial Court Tuesday.

June 29

The police were called to 605 Carson Drive where two vehicles had been broken into sometime overnight.

It appears that the suspect(s) may have tried to steal them as the steering columns had been broken.

In the early morning hours an alert homeowner called police to report there had been some vehicles broken into on Second Avenue North. Upon police arrival, they observed a suspect attempting to steal a vehicle. When they arrested the suspect he punched the police officer.

The male was taken into custody without further incident. This male is known to the police for related criminal activities.