Merritt RCMP Detachment Weekly Report

Merritt

2022-07-05 14:30 PDT

Merritt Youth charged with 30 Criminal Counts between Merritt and Kelowna

Merritt RCMP Files #2022-2438, 2022-2448, 2022-2648, 2022-2683, 2022-2686

On July 5, 2022, shortly after 8:30am Merritt RCMP officers received information that a wanted Merritt youth, who had been the subject of many recent police investigations was in the downtown core of Merritt on a bicycle. Officers swarmed the area and located the youth on a BMX bike. He refused to stop for police and fled on the bike. A chase ensued and the youth was eventually arrested by an officer on foot near Nicola Avenue and Voght Street. 

The police investigations have been forwarded to Crown Counsel and the youth has now been charged with 30 Criminal Counts, including Break and Enter, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Mischief, Obstruct a Police Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Possess a Prohibited Weapon and Breach of Bail. The youth is set to appear in Court on July 5, 2022.

Guns and ammunition found in an apartment

Merritt RCMP File #2022-2816

On June 30, 2022, shortly after 12:00pm Merritt front line officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen of guns and ammunition found in an apartment in Merritt. A search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers found an assortment of firearms, prohibited firearms, ammunition, a knife and brass knuckles inside the unit.

 

A man was arrested at the scene and later released on an undertaking. He is set to appear in Merritt Courts on September 6, 2022. 

Released by

Sgt Josh Roda

Media Relations Officer
Merritt Detachment

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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