Kamloops RCMP members report they had a relatively uneventful evening patrolling Sun Peaks during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Four Regular Members, three Auxiliary Constables and four Sheriffs set up road checks and made extensive foot patrols of the village.
In total several hundred vehicles were stopped in a Drinking Driving Counter Attack road checks, officers dealt with over 90 incidents of consuming alcohol in public, all which was destroyed and verbal warnings issued, two seizures of small amounts of marijuana and four individuals were arrested and lodged in the portable cells provided by the BC Sheriff’s office.
A disturbance at one of the night clubs was handled very well by security who removed problem individuals. Shortly after that police had to be called when a male patron decided to take matters into his own hands, went outside and assaulted one of the folks just removed from the establishment. Police attended the club and arrested the male for assault holding him until sober without charge.
A 19-year old male who was out of hand at a house party, was arrested after he was damaging the private residence by punching holes in the wall. He also managed to smash a couple windows in his own vehicle. He was temporarily lodged in the sheriff van and transported to Kamloops City Cells and held until mid-morning when sober. At this time charges are not pending unless the home owner wishes to pursue this further.
There were a large number of house parties after the ski hill festivities and all these were without incident except the one.
An adult male was stopped and had his license suspended for 90 days. Both he and his passenger were lodged to sober up.
Four of the officers and one Auxiliary Constable stayed overnight at Sun Peaks hotels to ensure there was good coverage and response for any calls for service that night with patrols going past 4 a.m.