String of violent incidents, offender captured, now facing 12 new charges

2024-05-09 14:49 PDT

File # 2024-2028

The Merritt RCMP are looking for additional information from the public in relation to a string of violent incidents that occurred in the late afternoon/early evening of May 8th in Merritt's downtown core. 

The Merritt RCMP responded to eight (8) separate incidents in the downtown core of Merritt between 1:30pm in the afternoon and 9:30pm in the evening.  The male was reported to be assaulting innocent parties who happened to be in the area.  The male was located at approximately 9:30pm in the Diamondvale neighborhood.  The male was arrested without further incident and held for court. 

The male in question is Kevin Edward Young (35 years old) of no fixed address, who is well known to the Merritt RCMP.  Young is facing twelve (12) new charges including four (4) counts of Assault, three (3) counts of Uttering Threats, four (4) counts of Breach and one (1) count of Mischief. 

Young remains in custody and will make his next court appearance on May 13th,2024. 

Victims of these incident are being supported by Merritt Victim Services, no serious injuries were reported. If you have any information in relation to this incident please contact the Merritt RCMP at (250) 378-4262 or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.



Released by:

Sgt. Brock Hedrick
Operations Support NCO
Merritt RCMP
2999 Voght Street, Merritt BC V1K 1G9
Office: 250-315-4616
Fax: 250-315-4611


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