Kamloops RCMP cuff four in motel room after alleged assault; firearms seized

Two men and two women tried to leave, but were taken into custody by Kamloops RCMP

  • Sep. 14, 2018 9:30 a.m.

Kamloops This Week

Four people were arrested and loaded firearms were seized late Thursday night in a Valleyview motel after allegedly breaking into a unit and assaulting the resident.

Kamloops RCMP Staff-Sgt. Mat. Van Laer said a 911 call just before midnight sent officers to the unit 17 of the Tournament Inn at 1893 East Trans Canada Hwy. The caller said the door had been broken as the people entered the unit.

Van Laer said officers arrived to fine four people inside the motel room — two men and two women — all of whom tried to leave, but were arrested.

Van Laer said police determined the quartet had broken into the room to wait for the occupant to arrive and, when he did, they allegedly assaulted him.

Mounties also found and seized several loaded guns in the room.

“Considering the firearms that were seized, we’re very thankful to have received this 911 call and to have been able to prevent whatever these people intended to do with them.” Van Laer said, noting all four people arrested remain in custody and are known to police.

Related: Kamloops RCMP blitz nabs a dozen impaired drivers

Related: RCMP successfully remove man from Kamloops Denny’s

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Salmar Theatres welcome new managerial team

Joel de Boer and Jody Jones take on roles of manager, administrator for Salmon Arm cinemas

Handmade shelters help house Salmon Arm’s large feral feline population

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society fixed and adopted out about 500 cats in 2019

Almost 20,000 parking tickets issued by Interior Health at hospitals in 2019

In 2018, pay parking in Interior Health hospitals totalled $5.3 million of their $2.2-billion budget

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Like many in British Columbia, you may be worried about running into… Continue reading

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie earns bronze in world cup competition

Shuswap talent posts third-fastest qualification time for event

Behind the scenes: The ‘unsung heroes’ of the South Okanagan Events Centre

Large numbers of local workers benefit from the big productions that come to Penticton each year.

Immigration program not taking away North Okanagan jobs

The pilot is helping employers overcome a skilled labour shortage that can’t be filled solely by residents

Vernon-based company nominated for B.C. small business award

Summit Tiny Homes is one of five finalists for the small business award

Harry and Meghan should cover their own security costs: NDP heritage critic

The prince, Meghan Markle and their eight-month-old son Archie are reportedly staying at a mansion near Victoria

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

Municipal budget will likely mean higher taxes

Summerland’s proposed budget requires $16,382,355

2020 budget is nearly half a million higher than the 2019 municipal budget of $15,905,410

UBC Okanagan art students to improve the environment one project at a time

The Ecosine Art Group uses non-purchased, recyclable mediums for 50 per cent of their art

Disability proves no barrier for 12-year-old Kelowna sit skier

Samuel is a 12-year-old double leg amputee who independently sit-skis

Most Read