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New Year's Eve 2013 tamer than previous year: RCMP

Kamloops RCMP was less busy this New Year's Eve than last year's.
January 01, 2014 - 2:16 PM

KAMLOOPS - The RCMP responded to 59 calls this New Year's Eve which is less than 2012's total, Staff Sgt. Fran Bethell said.

She added officers were pleased to see that most drivers made good choices this New Year's Eve. Only two drivers were found to be impaired. They were each issued 90-day suspensions and had their vehicles impounded.

Police responded to three large house parties, one on Parkcrest Avenue, one on Monteith Drive and one in Knutsford, in which activities and drinking individuals spilled out of the house. Officers spoke to home owners, issued warnings, broke up the parties, and made arrests to address the neighbourhood concerns.

Five people were found to be in breach of their court ordered conditions. Three of them were arrested, held in custody and now face breach charges. They will appear before a justice of the peace in the morning.

Police responded to numerous reports of intoxicated individuals so drunk they were unable to care for themselves. The individuals were either driven home, turned over to parents or held at the detachment until they sobered up. Fifteen individuals were arrested and lodged in the police cells overnight.

And six persons were reported missing but five have already returned home or were found by police. One woman, 38, is still missing and police are hopeful that she will return on her own later today.

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