UPDATE: Police investigate violent Kamloops home invasion

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a home invasion

  • Nov. 20, 2017 10:24 p.m.

UPDATE: Nov. 21

Kamloops RCMP continue to gather evidence in the Dallas neighbourhood after a man was arrested for breaking into two homes and assaulting two men.

On Monday afternoon, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says a Kamloops resident was returning home from work when he found an unknown man in his residence.

“During the course of a struggle with the suspect, the citizen received serious injuries including lacerations to his head,” says Shelkie.

“The suspect ran from this residence and broke into another nearby house. The homeowner was in that residence and again, there was physical confrontation with the suspect. This homeowner received stab wounds.”

The suspect’s arrest was initiated by an off-duty Kamloops police officer who saw the suspect leaving the second residence.

“The off-duty police officer chased the suspect who ran to a third home and climbed into a vehicle associated to that residence,” adds Shelkie.

“This officer kept the suspect contained in the vehicle until other RCMP officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect.”

The citizen who received stab wounds was released from Royal Inland Hospital last night. The citizen with lacerations to head and other injuries is still in medical care.

The 31-year-old suspect will go before a judge today. He was previously known to police and is from Kamloops.

—-

ORIGINAL: Nov. 20

—- Kamloops this Week

Two men are in hospital with apparent serious injuries and a suspect is behind bars following a pair of alleged home invasions in east Kamloops, according to police.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Bob Fogarty said emergency crews were called to a neighbourhood in the Dallas area just after 4 p.m. for a report of a residential break-and-enter in progress.

“Upon arrival, police discovered two separate homeowners had been injured in separate altercations with the male suspect,” he said.

RELATED: Guns and drugs seized in Kamloops RCMP blitz

“Both adult male homeowners are currently in hospital with serious injuries.”

Fogarty said the suspect who was arrested in the area is known to police. He described the investigation as being in its “initial stages.”

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

Just Posted

Ryga Arts Festival to include virtual and in-person events

Arts festival in Summerland will run from Aug. 15 to 23

Okanagan and Shuswap MPs want federal funds to help stop invasive species

Concerns raised that spending favours Eastern Canada.

Summerland Ornamental Gardens remain closed

Staff and volunteers continue to weed and maintain plants

Canada’s deficit result of investing in Canadians: Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity

Minister Mona Fortier said the government is working on the next steps as the economy restarts

Penticton photographer publishes book showcasing resilience of Okanagan people

Okanagan Strong showcases the bravery of many during crisis; from COVID-19, to floods, and fires

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Couple shaken up after homophobic encounter at Kelowna mall

‘We’re not in the States; we’re not in some little hick town; we’re in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. And it still happens’

Summerland to allow in-person attendance at July 13 council meetings

Two meetings will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room to accommodate public

Fundraiser kicks off for Lake Country families displaced by house fire

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise $5K for those who lost everything in early morning blaze

Rescued hawk returned to Lumby skies

A rehabilitated Swainson’s hawk was returned to its Rawlings Lake habitat

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

Dog locks out Kelowna couple on 4th floor patio

Kelowna firefighters were called in to rescue the two people

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

Most Read