Malakwa home shot at during the night

What was initially thought to be snowballs turned out to be gunfire.

  • Feb. 1, 2011 5:00 p.m.

What was initially thought to be snowballs turned out to be gunfire.

Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Carl Vinet says a Malakwa Road residence came under fire sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 29/30.

The homeowners, reports Vinet, initially believed what they were hearing hit the side of their home to be snowballs. However, they were unable to see anything outside. Later that morning they found a few small-calibre bullet holes in the side of their home.

“Neighbourhood enquiries were negative and the investigation into the matter continues,” says Vinet.

Drug charges

A Salmon Arm woman is facing drug charges after the vehicle she was driving got stuck in a ditch.

The officer attending the scene of the single vehicle accident on Jan. 29 detected an odour of marijuana in the vehicle. Further investigation led to the arrest of the woman and the seizure of five large green garbage bags containing approximately 50-pounds of marijuana.

The woman is facing charges of possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking.