Two drug seizures
Lillooet RCMP in two separate incidents seized cocaine and MDMA. Charges are pending on two Lillooet residents as a result of the seizures. The incidents are still under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.
It’s not the 4th of July
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report that occupants of a blue Toyota Corolla were shooting fireworks into a dry forested area approximately 10 kilometres south of Lillooet on Highway 12. Anyone with information that would lead police to the suspects is asked to please call the Lillooet office and refer to police file number 2012-1290.
Serious facial injuries
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report of a fight in progress on Main Street near the skate park. Two Lillooet residents were arrested on scene and one is facing assault charges. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Lillooet hospital with serious facial injuries. The matter is still under investigation at this time with the potential for additional charges being laid.
Praise for quick-thinking officer
A quick-thinking Lillooet officer assisted in saving the life of a 56-year-old Kamloops resident. The male was riding his motorcycle with friends in a remote area outside of Lillooet when he lost control and crashed. Fortunately, the men had a SPOT locator and utilized the device to assist in determining their location for rescue crews. It was reported that the male sustained serious life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
Thanks to the assistance of the people at the scene and Cst. Gomez, help was not delayed. An outside agency has praised Cst. Gomez for her quick thinking in saving the injured man’s life as she was instrumental in relaying vital information to the rescue team and coordination of the rescue. Sgt. Darrell Robinson said he is pleased with the Constable’s actions in this incident, saying she and several other people “ultimately saved the life of this individual. “
New legislation proving useful
As a result of a hit and run reported to police, a Lillooet resident has been served with a 90 day IRP and has had his vehicle impounded for 30 days. This was after he provided breath samples to police and the results of the samples produced consecutive fails on the road side screening devices. The new IRP legislation is in effect and with the changes to the legislation police are finding it a useful application in the fight against impaired drivers.
Reynolds Road racing
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report of two vehicles racing in a residential area near Reynolds Road around 9 p.m. The suspect vehicles were a newer model red convertible Mustang and a dune buggy-style vehicle. If you have information that would assist in locating the vehicles or drivers, involved please contact Lillooet RCMP. Police have identified vehicles of interest in the matter and charges are expected.
Woman attacked near school trail
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report of an injured female near the Cayoosh School trail. She was reportedly assaulted by two females. Police urged the victim to seek medical attention due to the injuries she sustained from the assault. The matter is under investigation with charges pending against two women from Lillooet. If you witnesses the assault or can assist in the investigation, please call RCMP and refer to police file number 2012- 1360.