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Latest Articles from Tim Petruk

Police break down fence

Jun 3, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Castanet Kamloops reader shared this photo of police outside a home Friday evening in the 2700-block of Joyce Avenue in Brocklehurst. There was a large police presence for hours Friday outside a house near Kamloops Airport,

An 'astonishing' crime spree

Jun 3, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet A repeat thief who turned to a life of crime after recently becoming addicted to drugs has been jailed and ordered to take substance abuse counselling following an “astonishing” two-month crime spree. Kirklen

Outlaw biker guilty pleas?

Jun 2, 2023 / 4:31 pm

Photo: RCMP The sting that led to the arrest of Zale Coty, Jacob Cavanagh and Shawn Carlisle was related to the Throttle Lockers motorcycle gang, police said. They described the organization as a puppet club of the Hells Angels. Another

Anger management ordered

Jun 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet A man well known in the Kamloops community for cleaning up downtown streets has been ordered to take anger management counselling after smashing his ex-girlfriend’s belongings during a rage-filled argument. Benjamin

City lawyer appointed judge

Jun 1, 2023 / 10:57 am

Photo: Smith Law Group Brad Smith A prominent Kamloops criminal defence lawyer has been appointed a B.C. Supreme Court judge. Brad Smith, who is originally from South Africa, spent 13 years as a federal prosecutor in B.C. before establishing

Jury hearing rape trial

Jun 1, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet A Kamloops man accused of choking and raping a woman he met at a social gathering two years ago is standing trial this week in front of a B.C. Supreme Court jury. The 26-year-old man cannot be named under a court-ordered

Lyons celebrating 25 years

May 31, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Lyons Landscaping A well-known Kamloops garden centre is celebrating a big anniversary this weekend with savings and ice cream. Lyons Landscaping is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 25 per cent markdowns storewide and outdoor

Fined $26K for bilking feds

May 31, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Castanet A Kamloops-area man has been ordered to pay more than $26,000 in fines after bilking the federal government for $26,574 in an employment insurance scam. Leonard Wayne Michel, 43, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of making a false

IIO probes Shuswap death

May 30, 2023 / 11:14 am

Photo: Glacier Media B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a woman in Chase over the weekend. According to the Independent Investigations Office, B.C.’s arm’s-length civilian police watchdog agency, the woman

No charges in hockey scrap

May 30, 2023 / 9:00 am

Photo: Candice Ward/CHL Police say a man arrested Friday after allegedly picking fights with opposing fans at the opening game of the Memorial Cup will likely not face charges. According to Mounties, a man was arrested at Sandman Centre


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