Police briefs: RCMP respond to 125 calls for service during Halloween weekend

An attempted armed home invasion and vandalism at Lake City Secondary School's windows were among more than 125 calls to the RCMP.

  • Nov. 3, 2014 7:00 a.m.

An attempted armed home invasion and vandalism at Lake City Secondary School’s windows were among more than 125 calls to the Williams Lake RCMP this weekend.

In his weekend roundup, Sgt. Rick Lebeuf said Halloween night was relatively calm with most of the calls involving disturbances or vandalism.

“Police responded to 40 calls on Friday in total and made 16 arrests over the night,” he said.

Lebeuf’s report highlighted the following incidents:

Friday, Oct. 31

At 11:43 p.m. police responded to a complaint that a First Nations male was seen trying to break into a residence at 605 Carson Drive. When the occupant of the residence heard a noise on the deck and went upstairs to see what was going on, he observed a native male, measuring six-feet-one-inch tall, dressed in a black hoodie, reaching into the living room window and holding a new looking machete.

Once the perpetrator saw the residence owner, he fled by climbing down the balcony and jumped the fence, and was last seen running toward the park.

Police attended and identified a possible suspect.

The matter is still under investigation.

Saturday, Nov. 1

The hospital called the police at 1:22 a.m. reporting a male was admitted to the hospital with a stab wound to his torso.

Police attended the hospital and after speaking with the victim determined the incident occurred during a house party at a residence in Williams Lake.

A suspect in the stabbing was identified. The matter is still under investigation.

At 1:21 a.m., police responded to a reported break and enter to a residence in Likely. The resident reported that jewelry and two jewelry boxes were stolen, valued between $1,200-$2,000. The matter is still under investigation by police.

At 2:36 a.m. police responded to a report of suspicious males, wearing dark clothing, possibly trying car doors in the Latin Avenue neighbourhood. When they the arrived and made patrols they located two males seen in the area prior to the call walking on Eleventh Avenue. Both males were stopped and detained as they matched the description from the complainant. Police found boxes of ammunition on one of the males.

Neither had a Possession and Acquisition license to possess ammunition. Consequently the ammunition was seized.

Police responded to a report at 2:18 p.m. there were three teens rolling rocks down the hill toward the trailer park from Signal Point Look Out (Broadway Ave/Signal Point Rd). The complainant was worried someone’s trailer would be hit. When the police attended and made patrols they were unable to locate any suspects, however, they spoke to the complainant who said this was becoming a problem.  No further action could be taken at this time.

Sunday, Nov. 2

At 1:03 a.m. an Overlander Pub employee at 1118 Lakeview Crescent reported there were two fights in the parking lot — four people fighting and 15 people watching. Police attended and were advised the people who were fighting had already left in vehicles and no injured parties were identified.

Police ascertained from staff that there was one male in particular causing a lot of trouble and throwing punches at everyone. This person was later located by police, found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody and held until sober.

Later at 10:45 a.m. police responded to a report of mischief over $5,000 to Williams Lake Secondary School (640 Carson Dr). There were approximately 12 windows broken and broken glass was found on the floor in multiple classrooms. Some rooms had rocks on the floor. No suspects were located at the scene, however the matter is still under investigation.

Williams Lake Tribune