Lillooet RCMP August 11 – August 17 2021, Calls for service: 65

2021-08-18 15:36 PDT

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Break and Enter
On August 11th 2021 a male friend went to check on a property on Gun Lake near his residence as he is looking after it while the owner was gone. The owner had not been back to the property in the last few years. The friend found an unknown male inside the residence who stated that he was intending to fix up the place as it has been neglected. The friend noted that some of the grass had been cut, the gravel had been groomed and a can of stain was sitting on the deck. Inside nothing was disturbed. The friend asked the male if knew the owner and he said no but had intentions of speaking with them and hoped he would get permission to stay and clean up the residence. The owner confirmed he did not know the male and did not wish him there. The friend could not find anything missing not even the rum he often shares with the owner. Police attended and located the male who said he had intended to fix up the place and look after it and ask the owners permission if they had shown up. The male was warned that it was considered break and entering if no permission was received. The owner confirmed he did not want any charges.

On August 12 at 7pm police received a report of an assault on Davidson Cres. Police attended and located and known male and female yelling at each other. An independent witness confirmed the male had pushed the female to the ground several times and was also on a no contact condition with the female. Police arrested the male, who was subsequently released with a future court date. The file is still under investigation.

Consume Liquor in Public
On August 13th at 12:30pm a male reported several people drinking at Downton Park and throwing beer bottles. The group had dispersed on police arrival. Police did locate two intoxicated males who were deemed safe to depart on foot.

On August 17th at 8pm Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Police conducted a roadcheck at Hwy 99N and Fountain Valley Rd intersection. Approximately 50 vehicles were checked for valid licence, insurance, and intoxication. There were 10 verbal warning for various minor Motor Vehicle Act infractions. No intoxicated drivers were found that evening.

Cause Disturbance
On August 14th at 5:30am police received a report of a male peeking through his neighbours window and tell him to get dressed. The complainant added his curtains were closed and that the male was intoxicated with a beer in hand. Police attended the male’s residence and cautioned him for causing a disturbance. The male yelled at police this is not a HOA building then slammed his door.

On August 14th the Lillooet Secondary School reported a theft of a security camera. On August 9th a 20-40yo male in a black hoody, camouflage face mask, with a yellow lined backpack was captured stealing the camera from the school building. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lillooet RCMP, reference 2021-1431.

Wildfire Act
On August 16th at 7pm a male was reported as attempting to use a fire pit near Moha Rd. Lillooet RCMP and the Lillooet Fire chief attended immediately and located the male and the fire already extinguished. He explained he was new to the area, unaware of the fire ban, and that he thought it was OK to have a fire because it was raining. A neighbour informed him of the fireban and he extinguished the fire just prior to police arrival. Male was cautioned that a future incident would result in a fine for $1,150 for Fail to Comply with Fire Restriction Section 10(4) of the Wildfire Act.

On August 16th at 10:30pm Lillooet RCMP were on patrol and located a large mudslide approximately 32km south of Lillooet on Hwy 12. There was one sedan and a semi stuck in the mud, however no injuries. Police waded thigh deep through mud to ensure there was no one else in danger in the slide or over the embankment. BC Highways was advised, and the highway was closed. Hwy 12 re-opened on August 17th in the afternoon.

Found Property
On August 16th at 4:30pm while conducting foot patrols, Lillooet RCMP recovered a Norco mountain bike, and an inflatable boat on the shore of the Fraser River. Owner(s) may claim with detailed description within 90 days. Please reference Lillooet RCMP file 2021-1461.

Released by:
Cst. Andrew Hodges
Lillooet RCMP
317 Main Street | Lillooet BC | V0K 1V0
Tel: 250-256-4244

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