Window smashed on loader
Sometime overnight on Monday, July 30, a loader owned by Highways parked at the pit in East Lillooet had a window smashed out by a rock. If you have information that would assist in locating the person responsible, please contact the Lillooet RCMP and refer to police file number 2012-1382.
Secure vehicles parked at Seton Lake
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report of a male attempting to gain access to vehicles parked at the Seton Lake beach. Police are issuing a warning to everyone who parks at the beach to ensure they secure their vehicle and belongings to prevent thefts of opportunity. There was no theft reported on this day, most likely because the complainant successfully chased away the suspect from the parking lot. Police later located the person of interest and spoke to him for some time about his actions.
Stolen tools returned to owner
Lillooet RCMP responded to a report of a break, enter and theft to a vehicle parked on Mountainview Road. Just as that call came in, RCMP were in the process of booking into cells a male who is well-known to them. He had in his possession several items from the previous theft. Because the owner took time to mark his tools with easily identifiable markings, all the stolen items were returned to him the same day. One local adult male is facing several charges as a result of the arrest.
Police encourage everyone to take the time to mark hand tools with unique markings for easy identification at a later date.
Man in custody after bear spray attack
RCMP members responded to an assault in progress near the REC Centre. Officers located one male who had been assaulted physically and sprayed with bear spray. The male was transported to the Lillooet Hospital for treatment. Police searched the area and with the assistance from members of the general public, the suspect was located and arrested. The male is facing several charges including, but not limited to, assault causing bodily harm, a weapons charge for the use of the bear spray and additional breach charges. He is in custody and is expected to remain there until his trial.
Three arrested in Riverview School break-in
Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police attended a report of a break, enter and theft in progress at Riverview School. Officers located three people hiding just outside the school. All three were taken into custody and lodged in Lillooet cells. It was determined that the trio had managed to get into the school. Several thousand dollars of damage was done to the building’s interior. The three suspects, ranging in age from 16 to 25, are facing charges of break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property, mischief and possession of marijuana and hashish under the CDSA.
Mischief reported at Cayoosh Elementary
Police responded to a report of mischief at Cayoosh Elementary. Unknown persons moved a bike rack and a heavy garbage can over to one of the walls at the school. In doing so, they were able to gain access to the roof of the school. At that point it appears they consumed alcohol on the roof and proceeded to smash the empties on the grounds of the school. Many people utilize these areas even when school is out for summer. Police would like to find the people responsible and discuss their actions. If you have any information that would assist in locating the persons responsible please contact the Lillooet RCMP and refer to police file number 2012-1424.
Injured chocolate lab cross wants to go home
Lillooet RCMP and officers from Federal Fisheries responded to a report of an injured dog on the shore of Seton Lake.
A woman kayaker reported the brown male chocolate lab cross was injured and unable to walk. She spotted the dog along the edge of the lake some distance from the boat launch. She was not able to take the injured dog on her kayak, so she marked the area for police and immediately headed for shore to call for assistance.
RCMP and two Federal Fisheries officers responded by boat and quickly located the injured dog. Due to the extent of the injury, the bylaw enforcement officer was called in to assist. The dog was taken to the Bridge River Veterinary Clinic and was quickly examined without charge by the attending veterinarian.
The dog is expected to make a full recovery from an injury to his back that temporarily left him without the use of his back legs.
Police are looking for the owner of the dog to ensure that he makes it home safe. If this may be your animal, please call the Lillooet RCMP and refer to police file number 2012-1425.
RCMP Sgt. Darrell Robinson said he would like to personally thank everyone involved for their outstanding efforts and show of support for this injured dog.
“He is someone’s pet and deserved all the assistance he received, “ said Robinson. “There are many people to thank and it is very heart-warming to know that there are so many people in the community who would give so much to assist in a time of crisis.”
Firearms threat against family
Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police responded to a report of a family dispute in which threats were made to use a firearm on three family members. When police arrived, one male family member was taken into custody and two firearms were seized from the residence. No one was hurt in the incident and the male was released on conditions with a court date later in the fall. Police continue to investigate.