Kimberley assault investigation leads to much more

Several persons arrested after RCMP respond to assault

  • Jun. 8, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

An assault on Saturday afternoon (June 6) lead to the arrest of several persons and the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

At 3:38 pm RCMP were called to an assault on Ross Street in Kimberley, the subjects departed prior to police attendance. They were however, able to get a vehicle description and partial Alberta plate numbers.

Less than 30 minutes later an officer saw the vehicle on Warren Ave, he turned around and activated his emergency equipment, the vehicle turned off and appeared to be evading police as it made several turns until it reached a dead end.

Once the officer had the subjects in custody he learned the driver was prohibited from driving and the vehicle was stolen out of Beaumont Alberta.   In the trunk police found several weapons including, six knives, a machete, and two baseball bats

One female is still in custody and will appear on Cranbrook court today on charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Assault.   Two other males were released on a Recognizance with $500 bail for court in July. All three subjects have no fixed address but are believed to have been from Alberta but have connections to Cranbrook and area.