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Police investigating alleged stabbing at Pemby Fest

Police Briefs: Man threatens pole beating; Woman chases biker with hunting knife



Police are asking the public for information on a stabbing that reportedly took place in the campgrounds of the Pemberton Music Festival this week.

On Monday, July 18, Pemberton RCMP attended the scene at around 5 a.m. after reports that pepper spray had been deployed in the camping area. When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old West Vancouver man being treated for stab wounds. He was airlifted to Vancouver in serious condition, police said.

“We are pleased that our teams, which consisted of expert festival doctors RockDoc, urgent care doctors, and more, were able to treat most medical situations right onsite so that concertgoers could continue to enjoy the festival,” read an emailed statement from festival organizers, Huka.

“In cases in which it was necessary for outside assistance, however, we were able to immediately expedite the involvement of local officials, like the RCMP which were right onsite, as well as any other resources needed, to ensure the safety of our patrons and provide them with the best possible care.”

A 23-year-old man was taken into custody following the incident. Witnesses who have not spoken with police are asked to contact Pemberton RCMP at 604-894-6634.

Man arrested on outstanding warrants after threatening pole beating

A man with two outstanding warrants was held for court last week after he allegedly threatened someone with a pole, police said.

At midnight on July 12, Mounties responded to a report of an intoxicated man wielding a pole in the 2100 block of Nordic Drive.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect in an “agitated” state, but managed to “talk him into putting the pole on the ground,” police said. He was apprehended and taken to the local health clinic for a mental-health assessment.

Once cleared, he was taken into custody and held for court after it was discovered he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Woman chases cyclist with hunting knife following altercation

A cyclist vigilante was reportedly chased down by a woman with a hunting knife this week after an altercation over litter got serious.

On July 16, a witness reported seeing a female throw garbage out her car window. Shortly after the biker allegedly picked up the trash, rode by and threw it back into the vehicle. That’s when the witness says a female chased the cyclist off with a large hunting knife. Nobody was injured, police said.

‘Unknown man’ caught on balcony just needed ‘to chill out’

A village resident came dangerously close to harshing the mellow of a stranger he found straight chillin’ on his balcony last week.

On July 11, a man called police to say that at approximately 4 a.m. that night he was awoken to “sounds on his roof.” Upon investigating, he found an “unknown male” sitting on his balcony railing in the 4300 block of Lorimer Road.

After being confronted, the unknown man reportedly said, “I need to chill out, I need my space.”

But, intent on killing the vibe, the complainant asked the stranger to leave, which he did without incident.

“The male has not been identified but this is an isolated incident,” police said.