Kamloops police issue warning following recent shootings

An uptick in local violence associated to an organized crime conflict has Kamloops police warning residents about an increased risk to public safety. The warning comes following a recent series of shots fired reports, arsons, and targeted criminal acts believed to be connected to the conflict. Kamloops RCMP investigators are expecting the violence to continue […]

Police search for potentially-armed suspect around Jaffray

On the morning of May 8, 2024, frontline officers were dispatched to a rural property near Baynes Lake, near the community of Jaffray, BC, for a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. “No one has been reported injured,” says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson. “However, a police presence will be seen in near […]

Two men charged in Williams Lake homicide

On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Williams Lake Mounties, attended a fatal stabbing death. Richard Richie Todd (19) was found critically injured and died in hospital from his injuries. The North District Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation and worked tirelessly with Williams Lake RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service on the investigation. […]

Kelowna: Impaired driver hits parked police vehicle

On May 4, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Kelowna RCMP officers were assisting paramedics in the 400-block of Lawrence Ave when an officer observed an unrelated white SUV backing up nearby and come into contact with a parked police vehicle before attempting to drive away. The driver was stopped immediately after where officers noted indicators of […]

RCMP seek identity of suspect in Warfield break/enter/theft

On Friday, May 3, 2024, 6:51 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer investigated a break, enter, and theft at a residence in the 300 block of Whitman Way, in Warfield, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “The front door to the residence sustained damage from the suspect entering the residence,” Wicentowich said, […]

192 British Columbians lost to toxic drugs in March 2024

Data released by the BC Coroners Service shows toxic drugs claimed the lives of at least 192 people in March, and at least 572 lives in the first three months of 2024. The data reflects an 11% decrease in the number of lives lost when compared with March 2023 (215), when 6.9 people died each […]

Op/Ed: B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Responds to Provincial Announcement on Decriminalization

In British Columbia, we know all too well the severity of the toxic drug crisis. On April 14, 2016, it was deemed a public health emergency in British Columbia. Since this time, tragically, more than 14,000 British Columbians have died from accidental overdose: 7 people a day. In recognition of the magnitude of this crisis, […]

Cranbrook search warrant takes 6 kg of drugs off the street

Cranbrook RCMP have taken a large amount of drugs off the street. Police said that on April 16th, 2024, the Cranbrook RCMP Enhanced Response Unit executed a search warrant in the 200-block of 3rd Avenue South with a combined total of six (6) kilograms of suspected Meth, Fentanyl, Cocaine and Psilocybin were seized. RCMP said along […]

Suspicious fire results in arrest of Trail woman

Trail RCMP said that a local woman is facing charges after a fire broke out near a downtown business recently in the Silver City. RCMP said that on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2:49 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District received a report about a suspicious fire in the 1200 block of Esplanade Avenue, […]

Two Castlegar residents charged with drug trafficking

Two Castlegar residents have been charged with drug trafficking after a 2023 Castlegar RCMP investigation. On May 18, 2023, the Castlegar RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit, with support from frontline general duty officers, executed a pair of search warrants in connection with an active investigation into drug trafficking. The warrants were executed on two Castlegar area […]
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