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Lytton man arrested for assault with a weapon, uttering threats

A man has been arrested for pointing a firearm, uttering threats, and assault with a weapon after an incident in Lytton on June 3
Lytton RCMP responded to several calls recently, including a man who was threatening others with various weapons. (Black Press Media files)

The Lytton-Lillooet RCMP detachment received several calls for service between May 22 and June 4. Here are a few of the calls officers responded to.

Spences Bridge wildfire

On May 24, RCMP received a report of a fire east of Spences Bridge near Drinkwater Road, north of Pimainus Creek on the east side of the Thompson River. BC Wildfire Service responded with personnel and equipment, and on May 28 reported that the fire was under control after growing to 51 hectares. There was no further RCMP involvement apart from the initial report and initial police patrols.

Shots fired

On May 27 a caller reported hearing what sounded like three rifle shots echoing through the valley near Seton Lake in Lillooet. RCMP attended the area and made patrols, but no further shots were heard, and no individuals or vehicles were seen in the area. The caller was updated on the situation and was told that since spring hunting season was open, the noises were possibly echoing through the valley from nearby Crown lands.


On May 30, Lytton RCMP received a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a residence near Lytton. Members attended and learned there was a domestic disturbance between two partners. A woman had small scratches on her face, and told police that when she was trying to leave her boyfriend following an argument, he allegedly made attempts to block her from leaving, which led to the injuries. The boyfriend was located, arrested for assault, and released on a court date with conditions not to contact his partner. The matter is still under investigation.

Assault with a weapon

On June 3, Lytton RCMP received a call concerning a man who had been drinking a considerable amount of alcohol over the weekend, and who was allegedly threatening family members in the house with sharp objects.

Police attended the residence in Lytton and learned that the man had also allegedly pointed a firearm at a family member. The man eventually came out of the house in response to police commands and attempted to gain access to a vehicle that was in the driveway. He was immediately arrested for pointing a firearm, uttering threats, and assault with a weapon. The matter is still under investigation.

If you have information about any ongoing police files, or wish to report a crime, contact your local RCMP detachment’s non-emergency line (only dial 9-1-1 if it is an emergency). If you have information about a police file or crime and wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).