Lillooet RCMP September 22 – September 28 2021, Calls for service: 49
2021-09-29 12:35 PDT
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On September 22 at 9pm BC Ambulance requested police attend for a male that had been assaulted near the Reynolds Hotel. RCMP attended and spoke with the male victim who had blood dripping from the left side of his head. The male was uncooperative with police and refused to provide a statement. Police patrolled the area, but were unable to locate any potential suspects.
On September 23 at 5:30pm Lillooet/Lytton RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 1 near Main St in Lytton after complainants from locals of motorists speeding through the 50km/h speed limit area. RCMP observed a black Acura pass a vehicle using the right hand lane, and registered a speed of 104km/h. The female driver argued that her vehicles heads up display showed the local speed limit as 100km/h, however the attending officer informed her that the speed limit is what is posted on the road, not what she reads from a heads up display within a vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days for excessive speed, and the driver was also served a violation ticket under the motor vehicle act.
Intoxicated in public
On September 24 at 12:30am BC Ambulance requested police assistance for two intoxicated males outside the Reynolds Hotel. Both males were checked out by paramedics and cleared, however they were both too intoxicated to be in public. Both males could not walk without assistance and both had heavily slurred speech. Police arrested both males who were held in cells overnight to sober up.
On September 25 at 11:30pm Lillooet RCMP pulled over a red sedan with a license plate showing as inactive on a blue sedan. Police engaged in a traffic stop where the 34 year old male driver was unable to produce a driver’s licence. Further police checks showed the male was prohibited from driving. The male was served a $598 fine under section 24 of the motor vehicle act for no insurance, and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The male was also charged with driving while prohibited under the motor vehicle act and served a future court date to speak to the offence.
Assault with a Weapon
On September 27 at 11am Lillooet RCMP were advised that someone had just been chased through a neighbours yard by a male with a knife, and that windows were also broken on a trailer near Moha Rd and Landfill Rd. Police attended and located a male with knife and a large homemade spear. The attending member attempted to arrest the male for assault with a weapon when the male began running at police with the spear pointed toward the officer. The member was able to evade the male and continued to attempt to deescalate. The male appeared to be having a mental health issue, however he continued to be aggressive with police and refused to obey commands to drop the knife and homemade spear. Police continued to try and deescalate the male to no avail. After the three hour standoff the Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended and shot the male with a less lethal 40mm round that knocked him to the ground. The male was arrested for assault with a weapon, apprehended under the mental health act, and transported to Royal Inland Hospital. The file is still under investigation.
On September 27 at 11am Lillooet RCMP were attending Moha Rd and Landfill Rd for a report of an assault involving a man with a knife and a homemade spear. While police were in a standoff with the male, a nearby resident began yelling at the male attempting to encourage him, and harassing local police and ERT members while they were engaged with the male who had two weapons. The resident was told to return inside his house however he refused and continued to obstruct police. The resident at one point asked police to assist him with some firewood while police were actively engaged with the male with weapons. After the male with weapons was arrested, the nearby resident was arrested for obstructing a police officer and transported to cells. The resident was subsequently released with a future court date.
On September 28 at 5am a complainant reported a male in his 50’s walking around Victoria St with a blue shirt but no pants on. Police attended and conducted patrols however no one was located in the area.
Cst. Andrew Hodges
317 Main Street | Lillooet BC | V0K 1V0
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