By Sgt. Curtis Davis
Lytton RCMP responded to 61 calls for service from Jan. 11 to March 21, including 11 traffic-related complaints.
The warm weather brings many things: bicycles, kids, motorcycles, flooding, etc. Please don’t take your snow tires off just yet: they are still required for the mountain passes. We may have had some record-breaking high temperatures, but …
Also, I have already seen the first motorcycle of the year. It was bright and well-polished. I think it was a Honda; so cute. They often can be found in pairs. And the kids are out for Spring Break. Keep an eye out for the little ones, as they too enjoy the warmer weather.
Stolen equipment located
On March 2, responding to information from the Boston Bar RCMP, a Lytton officer made patrols on the Trans-Canada for a pick-up pulling a stolen “bobcat”. The suspect vehicle was located, along with the stolen equipment, which was valued in excess of $115,000.
The equipment had recently been stolen from Agassiz. The suspect, well-known to police, was arrested and released with a court date of May 14.
Damage to house, vehicle
On March 15, we responded to a residence on the west side. A 25-year-old Lytton woman was arrested after she was found hiding in the bushes. Witnesses reported that she had smashed all of the windows in the victim’s house, including the windows of a nearby car. The intoxicated woman was taken to cells and released with a court date for May 14.
We have dealt with a number of assaults, the majority of which resulted in no charges because the victim did not want to get a “friend” in trouble. However, a few files will be going to court:
Man turns himself in
On Feb. 22, a woman was assaulted by her partner while they were on the Trans-Canada near Skuppah. The woman was punched in the head and body before the 26-year-old male fled the car into the woods.
An extensive search was made for the man, which included the use of the RCMP helicopter, police dog, and regional Search And Rescue. The male turned himself into police after learning of the extensive search. He will appear in court on April 9.
On March 15, on the west side, a woman was assaulted by three individuals. One of the suspects, a 20-year-old woman from Lytton, may be charged with assault with a weapon because a rock was used on the victim. All parties will appear in court on May 14.
On March 18, on Main Street in Lytton during the noon hour, a 36-year-old Lytton resident assaulted another Lytton man. This assault was witnessed by many on the street, including an off-duty Lytton officer, who immediately intervened.
Unfortunately, the victim was found unconscious on the street and bleeding from the head. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, treated, and released. The intoxicated and combative suspect was taken to cells, and will be in court on April 9.
If you have information about any police files, call Lytton RCMP at (250) 455-2225.