Sgt. Josh Roda of the Merritt RCMP has released the detachment’s latest weekly crime report.

Merritt woman charged with Mischief

On July 22, 2021, the Merritt RCMP received a report of a female spray painting a deck in the 2300 block of Garcia Street. When confronted by the homeowner, the female fled on foot. Responding members located her nearby and arrested her for mischief. On September 21, 2021, Laura Graham was charged with one count of mischief under $5000. She is due to appear in Merritt court on October 5, 2021.

Merritt man giving a caution letter after breaking into a compound at Merritt Secondary School

On August 15, 2021, a male was observed breaking into the secure compound behind Merritt Secondary School. Merritt RCMP members attended and took the male into custody for break and enter. The male had significant history with police that included convictions for theft and was the suspect on other Criminal Code offence files, including a break and enter. The file was forwarded to Crown Counsel for assessment requesting the suspect be charged with break and enter. Crown determined public interest could be served through a caution letter.

Spences Bridge man pleaded guilty to Assault Causing Bodily Harm

On June 22, 2020, Merritt RCMP members attended the Prince Motel for a domestic assault. The suspect was arrested on site without incident and held for court. On June 23, 2020, Kyle Yamelst of Spences Bridge was charged with assault causing bodily harm, overcome resistance by choking and unlawful confinement. On September 22, 2021, Yamelst pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. He received a Conditional Sentence Order for 12 months and probation for twelve months.

Merritt man pleaded guilty to Breach of Probation

On September 15, 2021, Skyler Mcleod turned himself in on a warrant to the Merritt detachment for breaching his probation. On September 20, 2021, Mcleod pleaded guilty to that breach. He received 36 days in jail for the breach and was credited nine days he served pre-sentence for a total of 45 days.