Heavy police presence in the area of 1300 block of Columbia Street

Kamloops City

2021-10-04 14:13 PDT

File # 21-34961 and 21-26688

A heavy police presence in the 1300 block of Columbia Street has currently been downgraded
following the capture of a man wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred on August 3, 2021.

Around 9:00 a.m. on October 4, a Kamloops RCMP frontline officer observed a man enter a local
motel who was known to have an unendorsed warrant for his arrest. Numerous police officers and
the Police Service Dog Unit attended the area and set up a perimeter in hopes of locating this male.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. 25 year-old Tristan Fernandez was taken into custody by frontline officers
with the assistance of a police service dog. Fernandez was wanted on the recently issued warrant
following an investigation into a robbery on August 3, 2021 near the 1300 block of Battle Street.

Fernandez is being held in custody awaiting court.

As police are still on scene investigating no further information will be released.

The Kamloops RCMP would like to thank the public for their cooperation in keeping clear of the area
to allow frontline members to conduct their investigation.

Please find the original news release here: (https://bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?

Released by:
Cpl. Dana Napier
Kamloops RCMP-GRC
Community Policing Unit

Date: October 4, 2021 10:57:58 AM

Heavy police presence on Columbia Street

Kamloops RCMP Frontline Officers are currently on scene at an address on the 1300 block of
Columbia Street as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Although no danger is expected to the public at this time, residents are asked to please avoid the
area while police are on the scene. Some traffic may be temporarily rerouted.

An updated media release will be prepared as soon as practicable and any media inquires can be
directed to the Cpl Dana Napier for the remainder of today and the Kamloops RCMP Media
Relations Officer Cst Crystal Evelyn tomorrow.

Released by:
Sgt Darren Michels
Kamloops RCMP Detachment

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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