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Kamloops RCMP cruiser taken out of service after intoxicated youth spat all over interior

September 09, 2021 - 11:17 AM

A youth in Kamloops kicked the door of an RCMP vehicle until it concaved then spat around the interior of the car on Sunday night, putting out out of service.

Kamloops RCMP responded to Angus Street on Sept. 5, around 10:40 p.m. for a report of a youth damaging a vehicle and a home, according to an RCMP press release.

The youth also assaulted and threatened someone, police were told.

When they made an arrest, the intoxicated youth kicked and smashed the police cruiser, rendering it out of service, RCMP said.

Police lodged the youth in cells to sober up then released them as the investigation continues.

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Kamloops RCMP responded to 486 calls during the last long weekend of the summer of 2021, between midnight Sept. 3 to Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

Among those calls, police responded to North Kamloops after receiving multiple reports of a fight involving one man with a hatchet.

Kamloops RCMP officers arrived at 8 Street and Tranquille Road where they found an intoxicated man hiding a hatchet in his bag, around 5:50 p.m., Sept. 6.

Police found no victims or witnesses in the area so they arrested the suspect for being intoxicated in public and lodged him in cells to sober up.

Another intoxicated man was apprehended on Sept. 3, around 10:15 p.m., but this time he had overdosed and required six to eight shots of naloxone, RCMP said.

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Police had been patrolling downtown when they came across firefighters and paramedics giving medical care to a man who overdosed at the 400 block of Seymour Street.

According to Kamloops RCMP, the man was confrontational immediately after regaining consciousness. He also refused to be taken to hospital.

However, the man was apprehended by RCMP under the Mental Health Act and they assisted paramedics in taking him to the hospital.

Another man was held by police to sober up after RCMP responded to a call on Tranquille Road and Wood Street after a person told police "he had been shot and had killed the perpetrator," according to the RCMP press release.

Officers attended the area on Sept. 4, around 12:30 a.m. and found the suspected caller.

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He was intoxicated but uninjured. No victims or evidence of injuries were found.

The man kicked and hit his head on the doors of the police cruiser after being arrested, and officers took him to cells to sober up.

He was ticketed for public intoxication and carrying open alcohol.

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