100 Mile House RCMP are investigating an alleged assault that took place in Centennial Park last week.
Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen said officers were notified through Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School about the incident, which occurred on May 10. A video was also provided to police, which shows a man approaching another man and “just starts punching the victim, at which point the victim fell to the ground and the assault continued.”
The victim in the video was located and is cooperating with the investigation, Nielsen said in the release. Other witnesses are still being sought.
The suspect, a 19-year-old Caucasian man well known to the police, is encouraged to come to the detachment to tell his story, Nielsen said.
The video included footage of several eyewitnesses, mostly teenagers and young adults. Officers are looking to talk with these eyewitnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at 250-395-2456 or 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
RCMP responded to a reported home invasion Tuesday at the Red Coach Inn.
Sgt. Brad McKinnon said he and several officers responded to a complaint lodged by the building’s caretaker just before 8:30 a.m. on May 16. Upon arrival, officers swept the Inn for signs of intruders but found no one inside.
“At this point and time, we’re not concerned that there were any immediate risks to public safety nor will they be based on what transpired,” McKinnon said.
McKinnon said the RCMP will keep a closer eye on the Red Coach Inn, which has largely sat empty for years. He encourages anyone who sees anything suspicious or has further information on this incident to contact 100 Mile RCMP at 250-395-2456.