Lillooet RCMP December 28, 2022 to January 10 2023, Calls for service: 92

Lillooet

2023-01-12 20:27 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Collision

On December 28 at 12pm Lillooet RCMP were advised of a single vehicle collision north of Fountain Valley on Hwy 99. Police attended and located a brand new Range Rover on its roof in the ditch of the northbound lane, but facing south. Roads were slick with snow and ice. Police were able to reach the registered owner who stated he lost control and the vehicle kept sliding until he was upside down in the ditch. The driver sustained minor injuries but declined ambulance service. Speed was believed to be a factor. The matter was referred to ICBC.

Road check

On December 28 at 8pm, Lillooet RCMP conducted a road check on Seton Lake Rd near Main St. Approximately 60 vehicles were checked, several verbal warnings were issued for minor Motor Vehicle Act infractions, one impaired driver observed. The road check was concluded at 9pm.

Immediate Roadside Prohibition

On December 28 at 8:40pm, Lillooet RCMP observed a green Jeep pull to the side of the road ahead of their road check and appeared to be looking to avoid the road check. Police approached the vehicle where the 19-year-old female driver was unable to produce a valid driver’s licence, and later found to have an expired class 7L driver’s licence in 2021. Police conducted an approved screening device demand (breathalyzer), where the driver blew a FAIL. The driver elected to provide a second breath sample, which also read FAIL. The driver was advised they were prohibited from driving for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for the mandatory minimum 30 days. The matter was referred to ICBC.

Assault with weapon

On December 29, police were advised of a man located with a stab wound to his hand. Lillooet RCMP met with the man who was then at a local hospital receiving treatment. The man stated he was hanging out with some friends when an argument arose. It escalated and one of his friends pulled out a buck knife, and stabbed him in his hand. The man sustained a significant injury to his hand that required transport to a larger centre hospital for further treatment. The file remains under further investigation.

Road check

On December 31 at 5pm, Lillooet RCMP conducted a road check on Seton Lake Rd near Main St. Approximately 80+ vehicles were checked, several verbal warnings were issued for minor Motor Vehicle Act infractions. No impaired drivers observed.

Intoxicated in public

On January 1 at 1am Lillooet RCMP were requested to assist with an intoxicated patron at a local bar. The man was heavily intoxicated; causing issues inside the bar, and was continuously trying to get back into the bar after being escorted out. Police arrived on scene and arrested the man for being intoxicated in public, and transported him to cells to sober up overnight.

Assault

On January 1 at 4:30pm Lillooet RCMP were advised of a fight at Downton Park. Police attended and located two men who had been fighting each other. One man had cuts and bruising on his face and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The second man had a small cut. Both men were uncooperative with police regarding any assault, the fight was deemed consensual. The second man was arrested for being intoxicated in public and transported to cells to sober up.

Intoxicated in public

On January 3 at 2am Lillooet RCMP were requested to assist with an intoxicated woman attempting to enter a local shelter. Police attended and found the woman with heavily slurred speech and struggling to walk. The woman was arrested and transported to cells to safely sober up over night.

Indecent act

Please see our previous news release regarding this incident on January 3, 2023.

Squatting

On January 8 at 9am, Lillooet RCMP located a man that had decided to move into the ornamental jail cell outside of the Lillooet Museum. There was a tarp covering the jail cell, it was filled with items, and a man known to police was located sleeping inside. The man stated he was homeless. Police offered to assist the man to stay at local shelter, but the man stated he prefers to not stay at the shelter. Police advised the man he would have to vacate the jail cell by the end of the day.

Police service dog Murph in mid-jump form

Picture: Police Service Dog Murph in mid-jump form, while on a recent search with Lillooet RCMP.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Andrew Hodges
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Lillooet
317 rue Main Lillooet C.-B. V0K 1V0
Bureau : 250-256-4244

Courriel : andrew.hodges@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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