Lillooet RCMP Weekly Update September 1 – 8 2021, Calls for service: 57
2021-09-09 11:16 PDT
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Intoxicated in Public
On September 1 at 1pm, Lillooet RCMP were advised of an intoxicated male walking down Main St near 7th Ave. RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Police located a 19-year-old male extremely intoxicated walking on Main St missing one sandal. Police arrested the male without incident and lodged him in cells until he was sober enough to be released.
On September 1 at 6:30pm, an employee at the A&W restaurant reported on behalf of a 40-year-old male customer that his yellow backpack was stolen by two unknown males. The two males were in a black 1990’s Ford pickup truck heading North on Main St in the vehicle, with the male victim chasing them on crutches. Two RCMP members and one Stl’atl’imx Police member patrolled the area for the Ford pickup but were unable to locate it. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is requested to contact Lillooet RCMP, please reference Lillooet RCMP file 2021-1586.
Campfire during ban
On September 1 at 8:15pm, a male reported that about 20 people camping at the Friburg Recreation Site on Tyaughton Lake were having a campfire while there was a current ban on all campfires for the area.
The group had been approached by locals about the fire but then became confrontational so police were called. Lillooet RCMP attended arriving near 11pm only to find all campers asleep in their tents and no open fire, but small remnants of a fire earlier. A local flagged down police and showed a picture obtained earlier in the day of a campfire. Police woke one of the campers nearest the fire pit who said they did have a fire because it had rained that day and therefore believed it was "OK" to have a fire. Police informed the camper that the fire ban was still in effect for the area regardless of the weather, and cautioned him that a future incident would result in a fine of $1,150 for Fail to Comply with Fire Restriction Section 10(4) of the Wildfire Act. Police also had the male pour a 10L water jug over the fire pit.
Bear gone fishing
On September 1 at 8:15pm, a female complainant reported a large aggressive bear near her salmon drying camp along the Fraser River below Bridge River Rd. Police attended and located the female who was with a friend, and had approximately 100 salmon hanging to dry. The female explained the bear was there about one hour earlier and wouldn’t leave them alone. Police searched the surrounding area but did not locate a bear. The female and friend were instructed to leave the area if they felt unsafe, however they elected to stay and watch their drying salmon.
On September 2, the District of Lillooet reported that someone had vandalized the Miyazaki House sometime between September 1 at 5am and September 2 at 6:30am. Two decorative boards were broken that had recently been repaired. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is requested to contact Lillooet RCMP, please reference Lillooet RCMP file 2021-800006.
On September 2 at 1pm, Lillooet RCMP received an SOS activation from the International Emergency Coordination Centre informing that a 64 year-old male had fallen off his motorcycle and broke his leg on the Blowdown Forest Service Road. Police, ambulance, and Pemberton Search and Rescue attended and located the male along with his two friends. The male rider stated he hit a pot hole which threw him off his bike and his leg became trapped underneath his KTM motorcycle. Pemberton Search and Rescue flew the man by helicopter to Pemberton where it was confirmed his leg was broken. A tow truck removed the motorcycle, which was relatively undamaged, from the Forest Service Road.
Bonfire in driveway
On September 2 at 9pm, a female reported she observed a male having a bonfire in the 400 block of Columbia St. Police attended and located a 65-year-old male with a small fire in a barrel in the driveway. The male claimed he did not know there was still a fire ban as there had recently been lots of rain in Lillooet. The male was cooperative and immediately put the fire out. The male was advised to check BC Wildfire Service online, or call the local fire department for the most up to date information. He was also cautioned having a fire during a ban could result in a fine of $1,150 for Fail to Comply with Fire Restriction Section 10(4) of the Wildfire Act.
Theft of picnic tables
On September 3 at 7pm, a 66-year-old male reported that a 59-year-old male had just stolen two picnic tables from the Bridge River
Bear Foot Grill and he was pursuing the alleged thief through Bridge River reserve. Dispatch requested the complainant to cease his pursuit however the male replied
I can take care of myself, and hung-up. Police were en route.
A few minutes later the complainant called back saying the thief was cornered and he would wait for police. Police arrived a few minutes later and met the complainant who was at the base of a driveway where the thief had driven up. The complainant confirmed with another Bridge River counsel member the 59-year-old male did not have permission to take the picnic tables.
Police attended the property and located two picnic tables still packed on a pickup truck, and located a 59-year-old male who claimed he owned the land, the band property was all his property, and he was entitled to the tables. The male was aggressive with police and requested a band counsel member attend to speak with him. Police departed and returned with a band counsel member who spoke with the man and explained that he was not allowed to take the picnic tables without permission. The male continued to be belligerent and uncooperative but eventually allowed the counsel member and another band member to retrieve the picnic tables. Criminal charges were not pursued in consultation with the complainant.
On September 3, 2021 at 9pm Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Police conducted a road check at the intersection of Seton Lake Rd and Hwy 99. Approximately 40 vehicles were checked, multiple warnings for minor Motor Vehicle Act infractions, and one Violation ticket was issued. No intoxicated drivers were located. Police ended the checkstop at 11pm.
You can’t do that here
On September 8th 2021 at approximately 1400 hours it was reported to police that a male was masturbating at the Miyazaki House. Police attend, arrested and are charging one male with indecent acts. The male is local to Lillooet and well known to Lillooet RCMP for this inappropriate behaviour and will be facing charges.
Charges long over due
On September 8th 2021 Lillooet courts convicted a male for Sexual Interference that occurred in 2018. The male received a sentence of 2 years.
Very Expensive Coffee Order
On September 8th 2021, Lillooet RCMP noticed a male driving through the Tim Horton’s drive thru and is known to Lillooet RCMP to have a suspended licence. After the male purchased his coffee and donuts, police conducted a traffic stop and provided the male with a court date for driving while suspended, and impounded the vehicle for the mandatory 7 days.
Cst. Andrew Hodges
317 Main Street | Lillooet BC | V0K 1V0
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