Man charged for spitting at officer
Assault on police officer
On Dec. 23, 2012 at around 2 a.m., Merritt RCMP observed a local 19-year-old man who was highly intoxicated leaving a local licensed establishment. The male was arrested when it was determined that he could not take care of himself. The male did not comply with police direction upon arrival at the detachment. He became very agitated while being booked into cells and deliberately spat in the face of the investigating police officer. The man is now facing charges of assaulting a police officer. He was released from custody when he sobered up and will appear in provincial court in February 2013. As a condition of his release, he is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs unless prescribed by a doctor.
Sometime overnight on Dec. 20, 2012, a barn was broken into in the 2000 block of Moses Bent Road. Two saddles were taken and a blue generator, possibly a 3500, was stolen. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers.
On Dec. 21 at approximately 3 a.m., Merritt RCMP stopped a vehicle on Quilchena Avenue when it had been observed travelling erratically. The driver, a local 19-year-old female, was found to have been drinking and subsequent investigation determined that her ability to drive a motor vehicle was impaired. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days and her driving privileges were suspended for 90 days.
Sometime during the week of Dec. 14, 2012, unknown person(s) stole a ceramic elephant planter from the door step of a residence in the 4100 block of Belshaw Street. The planter has sentimental value to the owner. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment at 378-4262 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
On Dec. 30, 2012, while investigating a separate criminal matter, police located and arrested a local 18-year-old male who was found to be breaching his probation by not complying with his curfew and by not abstaining from the consumption of alcohol. He was released from custody and will appear in provincial court in March.