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Long night for Kamloops RCMP

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December 20, 2013 - 8:32 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police were busy overnight Thursday locking up six men in six separate incidents.

The first was arrested after he called police to report a theft. Trouble was, the 48-year-old Kamloops man had warrants out for his arrest from an incident in Kamloops in September . He will be appearing in Kamloops Provincial Court this morning, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Prentice.

Later Thursday night police found a 41-year-old man passed out in the area of Aspen St. and McGowan Ave. on the North Shore. A computer check showed he was on probation for a Break and Enter conviction in Calgary with several conditions including not to leave Alberta without permission. He is currently sobering up in city cells and will attend court this morning.

A 26-year-old man from Ft. St. John was arrested downtown at First Ave and Victoria St. shortly after midnight after it was discovered he was breaching his curfew. He is currently bound by a Recognizance of Bail as a result of an Assault Causing Bodily Harm charge from Cache Creek in 2012. The recognizance requires him to be in his residence between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily. He too will be in Kamloops Provincial Court later this morning.

A 22-year-old American man was arrested on a warrant issued by the Canadian Border Service Agency for overstaying his welcome. He had been in Kamloops for about one year and had over 20 encounters with local police. CBSA agents will attend Kamloops and escort him back to the border.

Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a man who tried to force his way in to a residence in the 700 block of Columbia St. After smashing two windows and reaching through to try and unlock the door, he was confronted by two of the occupants of the residence and retreated to the street. He dug in to a knapsack and produced an imitation handgun which he pointed  at the residents on the front lawn before fleeing the area on foot. Police found the man in the rear of a nearby taxi. The driver initially lied to police about where she picked up her fare. He was searched and the imitation handgun was located. The 28-year-old Kamloops man is currently in cells and, yes, he too will appear in court this morning.

Then just before 1 a.m. Traffic Services members conducted a road check on Battle St. under the Highway 5 overpass. They recognized the passenger of a vehicle they checked as someone with outstanding warrants. The 38-year-old Kamloops man was arrested for four warrants out of Golden, B.C. They also found small amounts of suspected crack cocaine and crystal meth. He 's in court today.

In addition to these arrests, Kamloops RCMP recovered a vehicle stolen from Todd Hill Crescent on December 16th. The 2003 Dodge Neon failed to stop at a road check on Battle St. and disappeared in the downtown area. It was later found abandoned in a parking lot in the 400 block of Victoria St. A police dog team attended the area but were unable to track a suspect from the vehicle.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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