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Construction worker threatened over wallet

July
26
,
2016
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A man who threatened a construction worker with a knife while demanding his wallet is the subject of a police investigation. Around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, the man approached a lone construction workers on the job at a new home in...

Police presence unsustainable, RCMP says

July
25
,
2016
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Added police presence is making a difference, helping to keep the peace on city streets, but there’s one major hitch: The foot patrols can’t be maintained beyond summer. RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller told the coordinated enforcement task...

Aberdeen fire deliberately set, police say

July
25
,
2016
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Grass fires — at least one of them deliberately set — have RCMP warning the public while looking for a culprit. There were two fires last week on the hillside above Fire Hall No. 7 on Aberdeen Drive. The first on July 17 was a small...

Property crimes surge despite new measures

July
25
,
2016
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Theft from vehicles continues to spike in the city while police have a good idea who may be at least partially responsible — vehicle owners. Property crimes, including residential break-and-enters and theft from vehicles, rose by 37.3...

Suspect attempts to evade police

July
22
,
2016
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Suspicious activities in the parking lot at the Petro Canada Travel Centre on Versatile Drive tipped off police overnight Friday. Kamloops RCMP received an initial report early in the evening of a black Dodge pickup truck with Alberta licence...

Suspect strikes twice before arrest

July
21
,
2016
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A Kelowna man faces multiple charges after police connected him to a break-and-enter and hit-and-run overnight Thursday. Kamloops RCMP responded to a store alarm at 1 a.m. at the Sahali Shoppers Drug Mart and arrived to find a window pane broke...

Police kept busy with Coq crashes

July
20
,
2016
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Weather was a factor but not the only factor cited in three collisions Tuesday on the Coquihalla Highway near Inks Lake. Kamloops Rural RCMP confirmed Wednesday that the rain and resulting crashes kept them busy throughout the morning. Two...

Thief strikes attendant with baseball bat

July
20
,
2016
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A violent robbery at a gas station Tuesday night, July 18, has Kamloops RCMP on the lookout for a male suspect. Around 7:30 p.m., a man entered the Petro Canada convenience store at Sydney Avenue and Fortune Drive, demanding that the attendant...

Heavy rain brings warning of Coquihalla hazard

July
19
,
2016
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With heavy downpours sweeping across the region Tuesday, July 19, Kamloops RCMP are warning drivers to slow down on the Coquihalla Highway on its approach to the city. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said motorists should be particularly cautious in the Inks...

Lab team called after unknown substance found

July
14
,
2016
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A 19-year-old made his first appearance in court Thursday after police seized firearms and drugs, including an unknown “contraband substance.” When the substance was found in the youth’s vehicle Thursday, police took no chances....