• Dealer with fentanyl-laced drugs gets 15-month sentence

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) A Surrey drug dealer arrested with fentanyl-laced heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop on the Coquihalla last year has been handed a 15-month prison sentence, despite the Crown suggesting...

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  • Fentanyl courier awaits sentencing in Kamloops court

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) The Crown wants a Surrey man busted with fentanyl-laced heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop on the Coquihalla Highway last year to spend four years in federal prison. But...

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  • Trial date set for Diamond Vale shooting

    A trial date has been set for two men accused of shooting at a group of people outside a residence in Diamond Vale earlier this year. Michael Drynock, 21, and Kleon Pop, 28, face charges of discharging...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Prolific offender pleads guilty, credited with time served

    A prolific offender arrested for an attempted break-in on July 5 is back on the streets after being credited with time served. Christopher Pumphrey, 44, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court last Tuesday (Oct. 10) to attempting...

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  • ALBAS: Crime during B.C. wildfires

    The ongoing threat of wildfires is one that is becoming all too common throughout many parts of British Columbia. When these fires occur they can cause massive amounts of damage that is virtually immeasurable for those who may...

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  • Police arrest break-in suspect

    Merritt RCMP have arrested a 41-year-old male they believe to be responsible for a series of break-ins reported this week. Police responded to a number of break-ins between May 23 and 24, including two incidents in the...

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  • GEARING-EDGE: A case of pioneer PTSD

    Rumour had it that George McClure, a rancher in the Highland Valley District (30 miles north of Merritt) and originally a native of Prince Edward Island, had returned from a stint in the army a morose man...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Man who carjacked Good Samaritan’s car after crash awaits sentence

    by Tim Petruk KTW The Crown is seeking a five-year prison sentence for a Saskatchewan man who admitted to his role in a violent collision and subsequent carjacking last spring in downtown Kamloops. Roderick Mervin Bailey also...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • McDonalds run might help nab thief

    Footage from a trip through the McDonalds drive thru may help police find the culprit(s) responsible for the theft of a rifle and other items from a vehicle, and the credit card fraud that followed. At about 7...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Police asking gun owners to secure, document their firearms

      A rash of stolen guns in the past six months has Merritt police advising gun owners to secure and document their firearms. Between March 30 and Oct. 11 there have been 26 guns stolen in five...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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