Hit-and-run driver should contact police
On June 9 just after midnight, Lillooet RCMP attended a report of a hit-and-run to a stop sign on the corner of Manson and Taylor Road. Paint transfer was left at the scene and will be utilized in the police investigation. If you are responsible for this damage call the Lillooet RCMP and discuss the incident. If anyone has any additional information that would assist in this investigation contact the Lillooet RCMP, refer to police file 2012- 1038.
Concerned citizen assists intoxicated man
At 1:30 in the afternoon a Lillooet officer was dispatched to locate a highly intoxicated male near Moha Road and Main Street. This was in response to a report from a concerned citizen who observed the obvious intoxicated state the male was in. At one point, it appeared the male was attempting to gain entry to a parked vehicle in the area. Unable to gain entry to the locked vehicle, the man went on his way. A short time later the man was located by the police and taken into custody for his safety. He was transported to the Lillooet cells and released once sober enough to care for himself. Lillooet RCMP would like to thank the concerned citizen that took the time to care for the safety of this individual who clearly could not care for himself.
Police investigate arson fire
Two young offender females have been arrested as a result of an arson fire that was reported to the Lillooet RCMP this past week. The matter is still under investigation at this point; however, two young offenders are now facing charges in relation to the fire. It is not known at this time if the girls will face Criminal Code charges or face sanctions under an alternative measures program.
Several vehicle thefts reported
Lillooet RCMP received several reports in the past few weeks of thefts from vehicles in the Lillooet area. Most of these thefts are thefts of opportunity. Police urge that you secure your vehicles when not in use.
Liquor seizures on the rise
With the warm weather upon us, reports of open liquor in public places are also on the rise. Liquor seizures are on the rise by the Lillooet RCMP. Violation tickets are being issued for a wide variety of offenses under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act:
Consume Liquor in a Public place - $ 230 fine
Minor in Possession of Liquor - $230 fine
Presentation of false identification (when purchasing liquor) - $ 230 fine
Speeding in school zones
Another identified issue in the Lillooet area is the ongoing speeding by some drivers in school zones. To inform drivers, police again ask that you take care and obey all speed zones.
Provided are a few examples of the fines that relate to speeding offences. Drivers may want to take note that fine amounts related to the Motor Vehicle Act have increased in most areas. Together, we can keep our streets safe for all users.
Speeding in a School zone (exceeded by less than - 21 km/hr ): $ 196 fine and points
Speeding in a School zone (if the speed limit is exceeded by 21-40 km/hr over the posted speed ): $ 253 fine and points
Vehicles that travel in excess of 40 km/hr over the posted speed limit in a school zone are subject to a vehicle impound. Over the past year, Lillooet RCMP have impounded several vehicles driven at speeds exceeding 40 km/hr in area school zones.
One vehicle was traveling in excess of 70 km/hr over the posted limit (within a marked School Zone ). In this case it was requested that the Motor Vehicle Branch – for the safety of our children - review the driver’s ability to retain a licence.