• Rifles stolen from vehicle on long weekend

    Police are looking for a pair of hunting rifles reported stolen from a pickup truck on Sunday (Feb. 11). A married couple out ice fishing at Courtney Lake that day returned to their vehicle only to find...

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  • Community policing office establishes mandate

      After spending the better part of a year searching for a new mandate for the Community Policing Office (CPO), the city’s police committee has settled on one it had in its back pocket all along. Early...

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  • B.C. defends distracted driving crackdown

    Lawyer says penalties too harsh for texting at stoplights. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says tough new penalties for distracted driving are based on research that shows the high risk of talking or texting while driving. Farnworth...

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  • Police create tip line for human-caused Elephant Hill wildfire

      by Kamloops This Week As suspected, the massive Elephant Hill wildfire that burned almost 200,000 hectares and forced thousands of residents to leave their communities was a human-caused blaze. The RCMP has made the determination and...

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  • Coroner investigating sudden death at Double D Inn

    The BC Coroners Service is investigating the sudden death of a 57-year-old male that occurred Saturday (Jan. 20) at a motel on Nicola Avenue. “We were called to assist with BC Ambulance to a sudden death at...

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  • Fraudster’s attempt to cash recycled cheque leads to police warning

    Merritt police are warning the public to shred personal documents before throwing them away after a resident found out someone had attempted to cash one of his old, discarded cheques. Last week the male resident told the...

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  • Resident solves own hit-and-run case

    A little bit of detective work and luck from a local man solved a case of hit-and-run in a matter of days. The Merritt resident’s vehicle was sideswiped while it was parked on the 1700 block of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Multiple tire slashings reported to police

    Merritt RCMP have received reports of car tires being slashed in an area behind Merritt Secondary School over the weekend. Two properties were targeted overnight on Friday and reported to police Saturday morning (Nov. 25). The tires...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Dog death investigation ended due to lack of information

    The Merritt RCMP has ended its investigation into the the death of a dog left hanging by its neck from a tree on the Coldwater reserve last fall. There was a suspect in the case, but due...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Local man charged for stabbing family member with knife

    A 27-year-old Merritt man is facing charges for allegedly stabbing a family member in the neck with a paring knife — the second such incident this year. Skyler Washington faces charges of aggravated assault and uttering threats...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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