Lytton RCMP: Land a policeman in the dunk tank

Lytton RCMP: Land a policeman in the dunk tank

A grass fire, a crackdown on speeding, a couple who probably won’t be back in Lytton, and more.

By Sgt. Curtis Davis

Lytton RCMP responded to 44 calls for service from August 10–23, including 14 traffic-related complaints.

Horses not welcome

Desert Daze in Spences Bridge (August 10–11) was a great success, but a little windy, with great music and food. Everyone was very happy to take a moment and say hello. We were only asked to deal with one unwanted attendee, who brought a horse into the venue.

Speed limit being enforced

We are making an effort to enforce speed limits on Highway 12 north of Lytton. We have had two logging trucks go off the road this month. In the most recent incident, the driver admitted to driving over the recommended speed limit.

Vehicle theft

On August 10 we learned of a vehicle theft from the Hance Road and Trans-Canada Highway area. The vehicle was recovered in Merritt, with two occupants/suspects. Merritt RCMP are leading the investigation for possession of stolen property.

Grass fire extinguished

On August 15 we were called to a grass fire on Botanie Road. Thankfully, a well-equipped neighbour had a water truck and was able to extinguish this fire before it could get into the trees. BC Wildfire attended as well, to assess and make certain there were no hot spots.

Wallet returned

Also on August 15, staff at the AG Market in Lytton found a wallet in their store with a considerable amount of cash in it. After picking it up, we made a patrol to the owner’s home, called neighbours and friends, and were able to get it back to a grateful owner that evening.

Frequent flyers

At 1 a.m. on August 16 we were called to a disturbance at the Totem Motel. A couple from Cranbrook were intoxicated, and arguing in a room. This would be the fifth and final call that these two had been the suspects in over the course of a week. The 41-year-old male, of no fixed address, was lodged in cells until he was sober. The 26-year-old woman, also of no fixed address, left town the following morning. They are unlikely to return.

Sibling rivalry

On August 22 we were called to a complaint of two brothers fighting. Although everyone agreed the fight was consensual, one of the pair was arrested for being in breach of his probation to not consume alcohol. He was released with a court date in Lillooet on August 30.

Suspicious vehicle

Also on August 22, while checking a suspicious vehicle parked at Jade Springs, we identified a vehicle that had been stolen from Kelowna. The vehicle was towed and will be returned to the owner.

Put an officer in the dunk tank

Looking forward to Lytton River Festival, August 31 to September 2. If you have a good throwing arm, try to get me in the water at the dunk tank, on Saturday, September 1 at 11 am.

If you have information on any police files or crimes, contact the Lytton RCMP at (250) 455-2225, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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