Dog-walker assaults: suspect arrested

Kamloops City

2023-09-14 15:14 PDT

File # 2023-33299

A Kamloops man is facing charges, including assault, after a dispute between dog walkers allegedly turned violent.

On Wednesday Sept. 13, 2023, around 6:50 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were called to Westsyde’s Centennial Park on Sandalwood Drive for a dog-walker who had been allegedly assaulted, and another who was reportedly threatened.

Officers quickly arrived on scene, located, and arrested a suspect nearby, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for today.

Benoit Jean Charron, 40, of Kamloops, is charged with one count of assault by choking, suffocating, or strangling; two counts of assault; and attempted theft.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-33299. As this matter is now before the courts, no further details are available for release.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034


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