Lillooet RCMP January 26 – February 1 2022, Calls for service: 48

Lillooet

2022-02-09 11:12 PST

The Online Crime Reporting (OCR) system is available for incidents that have occurred in Lillooet where you have lost, had stolen, or sustained property or vehicle damage that is less than $5000 to replace or repair. The OCR system is also appropriate for driving complaints that ARE NOT IN PROGRESS. For complete details, please visit https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/lillooet/en or enter Online Crime Reporting Lillooet in your search engine.

Mental Health Act
On January 26 Lillooet RCMP responded to a man reporting that he had been abducted by a group of bikers, but was able to run away on foot. Police located the man in the Heights area of Lillooet with only one shoe on. The man admitted to using crystal methamphetamine. Police transported the man to a local hospital for further evaluation as it was unclear if drug use was causing him to hallucinate, or if there were other possible mental health issues.

Assault with a weapon
On January 26 a woman attended the Lillooet detachment and reported that her male friend had assaulted her with a weapon. The woman stated that a man befriended her, however then began hearing voices and attempted to cut off the woman’s hair with an axe, pointed a knife into her abdomen, swung an axe at her legs, and threatened to cut her fingers off. The man also made further verbal threats against the woman, and urinated all over her residence including on another man sleeping on a couch. Lillooet RCMP immediately located and arrest the man without incident. The man was held for a bail hearing and subsequently released by a Justice of the Peace on conditions and a future court appearance date.

Fraud
On January 28 a man reported that his computer had been hacked and someone else was in full control of his mouse and keyboard. The man stated he then received a phone call from another man with an East Indian accent, demanding a payment of $5000. Police informed the victim to unplug his computer, and take it somewhere to be cleaned of any malware or viruses. The man was also advised to inform his bank and consider changing any online passwords, although no funds were lost. To learn more about the red flags to watch for in the most common types of scams, please visit sites such as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca, the Better Business Bureau at https://www.bbb.org or the Competition Bureau at https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca where you may obtain a copy of the very helpful Little Black Book of Scams.
 

Released by

Cst. Andrew Hodges

Media Relations Officer
Lillooet RCMP
317 Main St Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Office: 250-256-4244

Email: andrew.hodges@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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