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Tips from the public help Kamloops RCMP nab three suspects

May 14, 2020 - 5:02 PM

Three men have been arrested in Kamloops after leaving substance abuse treatment centre in Logan Lake without permission from their probation officers.

All three men who left the Vision Quest Recovery Society centre in Logan Lake were reported to have rented a hotel room on Columbia Street in Kamloops, according to an RCMP media release. Police received a tip at about 10 a.m. today, May 14, but when they arrived at the hotel, the three men fled out of a window and into a cab.

The cab company told police the men were dropped off near the beach on Kitchener Crescent.

Police attend the area and were able to arrest two of the suspects, both men in their early 20s and from Fort St. John.

The third suspect, a man in his early 30s from Surrey, got away. Tranquille Road was briefly closed while police deployed a police dog in an attempt to locate the suspect. The search was unsuccessful.

At around 2:20 p.m. police received a tip from a member of the public about the suspect. They again closed Tranquille Road and were able to catch the suspect.

"The quick response and containment from our officers today directly led to the arrest of three suspects, without injuries to anybody including the suspects," Staff Sgt. Mat Van Lear from the Kamloops RCMP says in a media release.

"We are very thankful for the understanding and the patience of the Kamloops residents that were affected twice today by this police response. This was truly an example of community and police working together to keep the area safe.”

All information is being given to the Kamloops Crown Counsel for charge assessment.

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