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Posted: July 15, 2019

RCMP investigating Wasa stabbing

Just before 2 a.m. on July 14, Kimberley RCMP responded to a  report of a stabbing in Wasa.

A homeowner heard a noise outside and when he went to check an unknown subject lunged at him with a knife. After a short physical confrontation, the subject dropped the knife and ran off, reported Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.

A Police Dog team attended the area and a track was located but was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.  The Forensic Identification Section also attended and conducted a scene examination.

The victim was taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital where he was treated for cuts and released.

Police are still following up on leads and if you have any information, please contact Kimberley RCMP or Crimestoppers.

The stabbing incident topped a busy Saturday night/Sunday morning for Kimberley RCMP, Sgt. Newel reported.

Between 10 p.m. Saturday night and 6 a.m. Sunday morning police also removed three impaired drivers from the road.

Just before 6 a.m.(Sunday), officers were returning from Wasa when they checked a suspicious vehicle in Ta Ta Creek. A passed out driver showed strong signs of alcohol consumption.

The breath demand was read and as a result of the breath test the driver is now prohibited from driving for 90 days. His vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.

“In this case the driver was not driving but is subject to the same laws while in care and control of the vehicle,” Sgt. Newel said.

Just after 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, police dealt with two impaired drivers, one in Wasa and the other on Wallinger Avenue in Kimberley.

The officers conducted traffic stops and while talking with the drivers noted signs of alcohol consumption. The breath demand was read and both drivers blew a “Fail.” They are now prohibited from driving for 90-days and their vehicles have been impounded for 30 days.


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