Lillooet RCMP April 6 to April 12 2022, Calls for service: 59
2022-04-14 09:15 PDT
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On April 6 at 6:30am, a complainant reported seeing a man setting a fire in a field near the Lillooet hospital. Police attended and located a 44-year-old man well known to police, who claimed he was in town for a medical appointment that day. Two fertilizer spreaders were located nearby, which the man denied taking. The spreaders were returned to the Lillooet hospital, and the man was asked to put the fire out.
Theft from vehicle
On April 6 at 9:00am, a complainant staying at a local Motel reported that earlier that morning he came out to his vehicle and found a man rummaging through the bed of his truck. The man took off when the truck owner yelled at him. A toolbox with various tools were stolen out of the bed of the truck. The complainant stated he would be unable to ID the thief. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lillooet RCMP, please reference Lillooet RCMP file 2022-638.
South African Swindler
On April 7, a woman attended the Lillooet detachment to report she had been the victim of a romance scam. The woman told police she had gone to South Africa in 2021 and met a man who appeared well off, well connected, and she fell madly in love. The woman returned to Canada, with the new couple having plans to have the man join her in Canada soon after. The man began asking the woman to send him money for various expenses that included plane tickets, and buying diamonds. Over the course of the next three months, the woman sent the man a total of over $23000. Meanwhile the man continued to delay his planned move to Canada, for reasons that kept changing. Eventually the woman refused to send the man anymore money, and the love affair was over.
To learn more about the red flags to watch for in the most common types of scams, please visit sites such as the BC RCMP Frauds and Scams, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, or the Competition Bureau where you may obtain a copy of the very helpful Little Black Book of Scams.
Intoxicated in public
On April 8 at 7:00pm, a complainant reported seeing a male walking down the middle of Moha Rd in the rain just wearing a T-shirt and pants. Police attended and located a heavily intoxicated 23-year-old man. The man was arrested for being intoxicated in public, and transported to Lillooet cells to safely sober up.
On April 8 at 9:15pm BC Highway Patrol, Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Police conducted a road check at the junction of Hwy 12 and Hwy 99. Approximately 25 vehicles were checked. No infractions or intoxicated drivers were found. The road check was concluded at 10:30pm.
Collision on Duffey
On April 9 at 2:30pm Lillooet RCMP were notified of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 99S next to Duffey Lake. BC Ambulance, and Pemberton Fire department also attended. A grey Honda Odyssey alleged came around a corner and crossed a double solid line entering the path of a grey Subaru. The Subaru swerved to avoid the Honda, while the Honda overcorrected and fishtailed into the Subaru. The collision caused the Honda to roll onto his passenger side. Both vehicles were totalled and towed off scene. The one occupant in the Subaru was transported to a local hospital. The driver and lone occupant of the Honda was uninjured, and served a violation ticket for crossing a double solid line under the Motor Vehicle Act. The matter has been referred to ICBC.
Utter threats gets one man arrested
On April 11 at woman reported that a man living in Lillooet had called her workplace and said he was going to
go down to Surrey and blow up the building where she worked. Lillooet RCMP were familiar with the man and attended his residence and cautioned him about making such statements, and he was directed to wait for a phone call from that institutions security officer. Thirty minutes later, the corporate security officer for that workplace reported to RCMP the same man had called again and said he was going to go down and blow up one of their buildings. He then made a several more offensive phone calls to the same office workplace. Police obtained the recorded phone calls and believed them to sufficient to proceed with charges. Police attended the man’s residence and arrested him for two counts of uttering threats under section 264.1 of the Criminal Code. BC Prosecution approved both charges and the man was released on conditions, and is awaiting a future court date.
Cst. Andrew HodgesMedia Relations Officer
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