Stampede Weekend

Williams Lake

2017-07-05 15:43 PDT

Dossier nº 2017-5368

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Williams Lake RCMP preparation for the 2017 Stampede contributed to a successful weekend. The police conducted proactive checks on prolific and violent offenders within the city. As a result of these checks and active investigations, three Williams Lake men have been charged in two separate investigations.

On Friday June 30th 2017 members of the Cariboo Chilcotin Crime Reduction Unit in Williams Lake were making patrols on the Stampede grounds. The members observed two men, well known to the police, standing in the crowd. When these men saw the police officers, they began to walk away. The police felt that the man was concealing a weapon. Further investigation revealed that the one man was in possession of a weapon.

Lawrence Norman ELKINS, a 32 year old Williams Lake man was arrested and charged with:
1 Count of Possess Weapon Contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
1 Count of Possess Weapon without a license Contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada

ELKINS remains in custody and schedule to appear in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday
July 12th 2017

On Sunday July 2nd 2017 at 11:30AM, Williams Lake police were patrolling the city when they came upon a group of people walking towards the stampede grounds where people had gathered for a rodeo performance.

One of the men is a well-known prolific offender in the city and the police stopped to talk to the group.
When the police approached him, he became angry and belligerent. He took an aggressive stance and his body language led police to believe he may have had a weapon.

As a result of this and for the safety of the public and the police the men were searched. When the police called to the group to stop they continued walking and appeared to be ignoring the direction given by the police. For the safety of the public and the police, the man was searched and a weapon was found. He was arrested for possession of a weapon. The investigation led to the discovery of another man in the group to be in possession of other weapons. Charges have now been laid in connection with this investigation.


Brent Myles ADOLPH, a 30 year old Williams Lake man has been charged with:

1 Count of Possess Weapon Contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
1 Count of Possess prohibited weapon Contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada
1 Count of Obstruct Police Officer Contrary to Section 129(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Blake Bob JOHNNY, a 24 year old Williams Lake man has been charged with:

1 Count of Possess Weapon Contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
1 Count of Possess prohibited weapon Contrary to section 91(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Both ADOLPH and JOHNNY remain in custody for a Provincial Court appearance in Williams Lake on
Wednesday, July 5th 2017.

Insp Jeff Pelley, OIC Williams Lake Detachment said The Williams Lake RCMP uniform members, Crime Reduction Unit, General Investigation Section and Traffic Section worked strategically and systematically throughout one the busiest weekends, namely the Williams Lake Stampede".

Insp Pelley further stated "The member presence combined with a core enforcement team focused on our prolific offenders and hot spots resulting in these successful charges against known offenders. We will continue to focus our strategies on violent offenders and those with unlawful access to weapons to ensure full accountability through the court system. "
 

Diffusé par

Cap. Madonna Saunderson

S.-off. conseiller de district (relations avec les m├ędias)
District du Nord
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Téléphone : 250-561-3166
Cellulaire : 250-301-3521

Courriel : madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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