• Surrey man facing charges for assaulting Merritt police

    A 19-year-old man from Surrey is facing charges of assault and uttering threats towards police officers after getting his rental car stuck in the woods near Merritt yesterday (June 22). Anhad Virk contacted police at about 5 a.m. when his...

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  • Police encouraging citizens to report alcohol-related offences

    The Merritt RCMP is encouraging the public to keep calling in alcohol-related offences, after the detatchment received a large number of complaints involving alcohol over the weekend. There were 14 complaints for offences such as drunk in...

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  • Trailer taken from Chapman Street home

    The Merritt RCMP is asking the public for assistance after a trailer was reported stolen out of a driveway on Chapman Street on Friday (June 16). The trailer is a 2010 utility trailer with the B.C. license...

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  • First Nations police officer living his dream

    Chester Williams still recalls his childhood memory of seeing black police cars drive by his home in Kitwanga, B.C., complete with white doors and red cherry siren lights on the hoods. “As soon as they came on...

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  • Police arrest two people caught red-handed with stolen property

    Merritt police have charged two people with possession of stolen property for separate incidents in which they were caught with items that didn’t belong to them. Yesterday (June 12) a 23-year-old woman was arrested after having been...

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  • Police asking residents to watch for drug houses

    The Merritt RCMP is urging residents to keep an eye out for drug houses in their neighbourhoods. RCMP Const. Ryan Dell with Merritt’s general investigation section (GIS) said police need residents to continue calling them in order...

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  • Man facing forcible confinement charges for domestic incident

    A 32-year-old man is facing a rash of charges after allegedly holding a woman hostage. On May 30, a neighbour alerted the RCMP that the woman was being held against her will in the home, RCMP Const....

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  • Police issue warning after responding to four drug overdoses in two weeks

    Merritt RCMP have responded to a high number of drug overdoses in the past couple weeks, prompting police to issue a warning to the community. Earlier this week, police responded to an apparent drug overdose involving three...

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  • Dog apprehended after killing cat in Diamond Vale

    Police are not issuing charges after a pit bull attacked and killed a cat in the Diamond Vale area this morning (June 9). RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said police responded to the scene to assist the bylaw...

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  • Accident on Highway 8 sends three to hospital

    A Merritt man was taken to hospital in Kamloops where he remains in critical condition after a crash on Highway 8, which police are currently investigating. A vehicle carrying three local residents was travelling around a corner...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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