Police in Kamloops set up a perimeter around the City of Kamloops Thursday night (Sept. 8) after a possible sighting of the vehicle believed to be linked to Kienan Hebert’s abduction in Sparwood.
Just before 8 p.m., Kamloops Mounties received a call from a person claiming to have seen the brown 1987 Toyota Camry linked to Randall Hopley.
“There was a possible sighting,” said Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Nathalie Fehr.
“We had a perimeter set up. So far nothing’s come of it.”
The sighting in Kamloops was near the Safeway on Fortune Drive. The witness told police he saw the numbers 0-9-8 on the vehicle’s license plate. Hopley’s vehicle is believed to have B.C. license plate 098-RAL.
The perimeter was broken up after about 90 minutes, with no further sightings of a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle.
Fehr said Kamloops Mounties are continuing to follow up on Thursday night’s sighting. Hopley has no known connections to Kamloops
Also on Thursday evening, B.C. RCMP had the Amber Alert for Hebert extended to last another 24 hours. Amber Alerts typically only remain in effect for one day.
The search for Hopley and Hebert is also being expanded into Alberta and Washington state, although Amber Alerts have yet to be issued in either of those jurisdictions.
Anyone who spots Hopley, Hebert or a vehicle matching the description of the Camry is asked to call 911 immediately or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.“With files from Kamloops This Week”