The Merritt RCMP has released its weekly update, this time looking to highlight a lack of regard for the system by offenders, as well as a lack of action by the courts on multiple failure to appear and impaired driving incidents.
by Marius Auer | Jun 10, 2022
The province of British Columbia has received the first ever exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, ensuring adults are not subject to criminal charges for the possession of certain illegal drugs for personal use for three years, starting January 31, 2023.
by Marius Auer | Jun 6, 2022
A busy night on Friday for the Merritt RCMP saw the execution of three separate search warrants on properties suspected of being involved in the local drug trade, with frontline officers and the Merritt RCMP General Investigation Section seizing illegal guns and drugs.
by Marius Auer | May 3, 2022
Out on patrol this weekend, Merritt RCMP and Merritt BC Highway Patrol took eight excessive speeders off the community’s surrounding highways. They say some occupants in stopped vehicles weren’t wearing seatbelts, and even clocked one driver passing at 185 kilometres per hour.
by Morgan Hampton | Apr 7, 2022
On March 21, 2021, Merritt front line officers were called to a home in the 2800 block of Cranna Crescent where it was alleged that the suspect had broken into the home and assaulted a victim over a personal dispute.
by Morgan Hampton | Mar 23, 2022
Aruthumaran Ambikawathy has been charged with multiple serious offences after fleeing from police on the Coquihalla Highway.
by Morgan Hampton | Mar 8, 2022
Attempted murder charges have been dropped against Gerald Cooper, a Fort St John man who was involved in a shootout with RCMP between Merritt and Lower Nicola along Hwy 8 last summer.
by Morgan Hampton | Mar 2, 2022
The Merritt RCMP want to remind the public to use crime prevention methods to deter thieves.
by Morgan Hampton | Feb 22, 2022
On January 26, 2022, Merritt RCMP front line officers responded to a report of purse theft that occurred at a local business in the 1700 block of Voght Street.
by Morgan Hampton | Feb 16, 2022
Merritt RCMP have released a media report informing citizens of what has kept their officers busy, including new charges and a court outcome.