Woman arrested hours after last release
Sometime overnight on Jan. 17, unknown person(s) stole a 6.5-foot brass outdoor clock and thermometer and an artificial five-foot outdoor plant. The total value of the items is approximately $150. The items were stolen from the 2600 block of Quilchena Avenue. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt detachment or Crime Stoppers.
Driving while prohibited
On Jan. 17 at approximately 2 p.m., Merritt RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of Chapman Street and Coutlee Avenue. The driver, a 38-year-old local man, was found to be driving while prohibited. He was issued a violation ticket for no driver’s licence and is scheduled to appear before a provincial court judge in March.
Drunk driver downtown
On Jan. 18 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a citizen’s complaint of a possible impaired driver in the downtown core. A description of the vehicle was provided and police located the vehicle on Merritt Avenue. The driver was identified as a 55-year-old woman from Chilliwack. Investigation determined that her ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. She was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and her vehicle was impounded. Due to her level of intoxication, she was held in custody until she sobered up.
Belligerent man gets three charges
On Jan. 18 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP were dispatched to an assault in progress in the 1300 block of Garcia Street. While investigating this report, police were confronted by a male who was very drunk and very belligerent. Police recognized the man as local 24-year-old Aaron England. Police computer checks confirmed that the man was breaching his probation order. As he was being arrested, he began fighting with the police officer. He was arrested and held in custody to appear before a justice of the peace where he was remanded in custody to appear before a provincial court judge on the following charges: breach of probation, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
On Jan. 19 at approximately 1 a.m., Merritt RCMP received a citizen’s complaint that a local 32-year-old woman, identified as Larrina Pashniak, was breaching her previous court-imposed conditions. Police located and arrested her. She was brought to the Merritt detachment where she was held in custody to appear before a justice of the peace. She was remanded into custody until Jan. 21, when she again appeared before a justice and was subsequently released from custody at 11:30 a.m., with a court date set for Jan. 22.
Conditions breached 4.5 hours later
At approximately 4 p.m. on Jan. 21, Merritt RCMP responded to a citizen’s complaint that Larrina Pashniak was breaching the court-imposed conditions that were placed on her 4.5 hours prior. Police located and arrested her, and were successful in revoking bail and in remanding Pashniak in custody until she appears before a provincial court judge on Jan. 24.
Car, toolbox broken into
Sometime overnight on Jan. 22, unknown person(s) broke in to the Nicola Valley Radiator Compound at 2775 Marian Ave. A vehicle in the compound had been accessed by smashing out the rear window. As well, a toolbox in another vehicle on the property had also been accessed. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt detachment or Crime Stoppers.
On Jan. 22, Merritt RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief that occurred in the parking lot of 1901 Maxwell Ave. Four travel trailers had been damaged sometime in the previous week. All door locks from the four trailers parked beside each other had been damaged. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt detachment or Crime Stoppers.
On Jan. 20 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP observed several people pushing each other in the 1800 block of Voght Street. Police separated the females and were advised that one of the women, a 46-year-old local, had a knife. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the woman. She is facing charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats. She will appear in provincial court in March.
Lawn ornaments stolen
Sometime overnight on Jan. 21, two lawn ornaments were stolen form the 1600 block of Armstrong Sreet. The ornaments are described as a 2.5 to three-foot taupe resin water fountain and a 2.5 to three-foot statue of a boy pouring liquid. The approximate value of the items is $100. If anyone has any information about this, they are asked to call the Merritt detachment or Crime Stoppers.