The Kamloops RCMP arrested a man for shooting paintballs at passing vehicles and threatening people. (File photo)

Man arrested for firing paintballs at passing vehicles in Kamloops

Police say man also threatened a pedestrian before he was arrested.

The Kamloops RCMP arrested a man for firing a paintball gun at moving vehicles and threatening people with his weapon on Sept. 7.

Police initially responded to the suspect’s erratic behaviour when it was reported near the Costco at the west end of Kamloops. Witnesses observed the suspect driving all the way to the Valleyview neighbourhood near the east end of Kamloops, but when police arrived the man could not be found.

Read More: Thunderstorm shuts down Salmon Arm Fall Fair early Saturday night, ignites the tree

Read More: Canadian officials monitor reports of vaping-linked illnesses in the U.S.

The RCMP were called again for a suspect with a similar physical description and vehicle; this time they were reported for threatening a pedestrian near the Sandman Centre hockey rink before travelling towards Riverside Park.

RCMP and CP Rail police officers located the suspect in the 800-block of Lorne Street and approached with guns drawn. The man did not resist arrest and was taken to the Kamloops RCMP detachment. He is expected to appear in court on Monday.

“This individual was really acting dangerously and we are thankful he didn’t cause any accidents or injuries to anyone prior to his arrest,” said Staff Sgt. Mat Van Laer of the Kamloops RCMP.

Read More: Lightning lights up B.C. skies in Lower Mainland, Interior

Read More: Langley teen whose overdose was broadcast on social media laid to rest

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but police stated that the suspect in custody is not believed to be from the Kamloops area.

Anyone who witnessed or had any interaction with the suspect is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Lake Country mine makes way for industrial project

Council holds a special meeting to rezone property

Water floods Vernon skate park, playground

Polson Park remains closed following Tuesday storms

Lumby man gives back for Canada Day

Food packages given away to those living on the streets in Vernon

New cherry packing facility to open near Ellison Lake this weekend

Despite a lacklustre cherry crop this year, Jealous Fruits is opening its new state-of-the-art packing facility

Fond farewell to retiring Vernon teachers

Special socially-distant ceremony thanks St. James teachers

‘This year is unlike any other’: Trudeau delivers Canada day address

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Prime Minister release video celebrating the national holiday

Dog rescued from rocky ledge in Summerland

Penticton Search and Rescue members perform high angle rescue

PHOTOS: Dual rallies take over Legislature lawn on Canada Day

Resist Canada 153 highlighted colonization and genocide, Unify the People called COVID a hoax

Gov. General honours Canadians for bravery, volunteer service

Five categories of winners presented on Canada Day

COVID-19: Should non-medical masks be mandatory in Canada?

New poll shows Canadians are divided on the rules around mandatory masks

In photos and video: Colourful Canada Day parade rolls through Sicamous

Patriotic procession allows community to celebrate together while maintaining distance

Northbound lane of Coquihalla closed after vehicle incident near Hope

A northbound lane is closed just north of the Great Bear Snowshed, according to DriveBC

Two rescued from tipped sailboat in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna

The two men were quickly brought to shore by a marine rescue crew

Most Read