On Monday, Oct. 29, during the late evening hours, Barriere RCMP located the smashed remains of a concrete planter on the corner of Barriere Town Road and Barkley Road in that community.
Evidence at the scene indicated a vehicle struck the planter, causing it to shatter. Police are requesting anyone with knowledge of this incident, the vehicle, or the driver responsible, to please contact Barriere RCMP, and police note this investigation is actively on-going.
On Friday, Nov. 2, at approximately 2026 hours, Barriere RCMP responded to the Wagon Wheel Trailer park for the report of a possible domestic disturbance, where a male and female were heard yelling at each other outside. While police were in the trailer park, they received a call from the female involved, advising she and her boyfriend had been fighting and were now walking down Barriere Town Road. Police located the two individuals, a male and female, outside the ambulance station and observed that the male appeared to be suffering from two deep bleeding puncture wounds to his left arm consistent with a knife injury. Through investigation, police determined that both had been drinking during the day, and the male admitted to stabbing himself in the arm for unknown reasons. The male was transported to Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital to be treated for the puncture wounds, and this investigation is actively on-going as well.
On Nov. 8, at approximately 1:40 a.m., the Barriere Auto Parts store on Barkley Road was the victim of a break and enter. Barriere RCMP responded and met with staff who surveyed the store. Damage to a rear door was noted, and the door had been completely removed. A quick check on inventory revealed only one chainsaw had been taken, which unfortunately was a customers recently repaired saw. Police say it appears the culprits had entered and made a quick dash for the high-end saws in the store, however, thanks to security measures in place, the thieves were thwarted. Tools and other items left behind by the culprits have been seized by police and are undergoing analysis for possible identification.
Anyone with information on these or any other crime are asked to contact the Barriere RCMP Detachment at 250-672-9918, or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8411.