Kamloops man charged in pellet gun incident

“This male was reported to being waving a handgun around, threatening people inside the premises…”

A Kamloops man is facing several firearms charges after allegedly waving a gun at the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society.

Joadth Michael Anderson, 32, from Kamloops appeared before a Judicial Justice on Jan 6 and was remanded to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court on Jan 8 on Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Pointing a Firearm and Failure to Comply with a Probation Order.

These charges are for an incident that occurred last week at 125 Palm St, Kamloops, said Staff Sgt. Edward Preto, in a press release.

At 1:44 p.m. Jan. 5, Members of Kamloops RCMP responded to a 911 call of male inside the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society building at 125 Palm St. Kamloops.

“This male was reported to being waving a handgun around, threatening people inside the premises. The suspect was located a block away by members responding and he was taken into custody without incident,” said Preto.

“Kamloops Police Dog Services also attended and conducted a search for the handgun.”

A pellet pistol was located by the police dog – Fargo. This pellet pistol is an exact replica of 9mm semi automatic pistol and it is difficult even for persons familiar with firearms to identify it as such.

The suspect is facing a variety of charges and is being held for a bail hearing tomorrow in Kamloops.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.



kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Just Posted

Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week

Soil removal from the site of an old gas station will close a portion of Highway 3 for two day

Mercury rises in the Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures reach about 36 C with humidex in the Okanagan and Shuswap

Little Learners daycare in Penticton wins national award

The Little Learners Child Care Centre at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus wins big award

Crews respond to cyclist crash south of Penticton

An ambulance was seen rushing toward Penticton with sirens on Wednesday afternoon

Defence lawyer Paul Varga retained in Penticton overdose homicide case

Varga appeared in court for Bourque, charged with manslaughter, to request disclosure from Crown

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

B.C. man surprised after used needle falls from sky

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

B.C. ‘will be ready’ for marijuana legalization

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says some stores open by Oct. 17

Most Read