It was a rude awakening for a number of McLure residents in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 7, when eight police vehicles and an ambulance arrived outside a home within the community. At the time, this caused a great amount of concern for those living within the area.
The official police report states that at approximately 6:45 a.m., Barriere RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion in progress at a residence on McLure Ferry Road, with the home invasion reportedly involving four persons and a firearm.
Barriere RCMP members and police from Kamloops and Clearwater Detachment areas responded, and on arrival the residence was contained, and communication with the occupants and victims was established.
Residents in the area say that during this time all local traffic was stopped, including the morning school bus.
Police report that after establishing communication with the occupants of the home, they were then able to remove all occupants from the house and identify them. The identification resulted in the arrest of two persons for matters unrelated to the home invasion. The two adults arrested were scheduled to appear in Kamloops court last Friday.
At press time Barriere RCMP say they are still investigating the incident but do not believe that there is a danger to the public in this matter. They expect to release more information sometime this week.