Man assaulted

A man living at an apartment complex on Coutlee Avenue was assaulted and robbed last Monday morning (Aug. 12) at about 1:20 a.m.

The man allegedly targeted got on his bicycle and flagged down police in downtown Merritt following the home invasion, Merritt RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said.

Flemming said the man told police he answered the door to two caucasian males, whom he estimated to be between the ages of 19 and 22, who forced their way into his home.

The man told police he was grabbed by the throat and a fight ensued, resulting in the man being kicked in the head, Flemming said.

Flemming said the two men stole a metal box containing the man’s medicinal marijuanna and fled.

The investigation into the matter is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call the Merritt RCMP detachment or Crimestoppers.

False alarm

At 12:24 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, fire crews responded to a call of an alarm from a carbon monoxide detector sounding off at a residence on Granite Place.

Merritt Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson said firefighters went into the residence with their gas meter and determined the issue to be with the carbon monoxide detector itself, and did not detect a carbon monoxide leak.

Alarm malfunction

On Sunday, Aug. 11, there was a false alarm call at Collettville Elementary School, Tomkinson said.

There was no mischief involved with that call as the cause of the false alarm was a malfunction in the fire alarm system, he said.

Merritt detachment: (250) 378-4262


Crimestoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS