Police investigate incident involving firearms

Hundred Mile House

2021-06-10 11:02 PDT

File # 2021-2086

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 5:56 AM, 100 Mile House RCMP received a report of a kidnapping with firearm from the Merkley Crescent area near 100 Mile House BC.

It was reported that a 28 year old local Caucasian male had taken by force, a 23 year old woman from a residence after pointing a firearm at her. The suspect then transported her southbound toward Cache Creek along Highway 97. Further threats had allegedly been made toward another woman and child who live in the 100 Mile House area. It is important to note that this event had not been reported to Police until after the initial victim had been left in the Cache Creek area.

The initial victim was located safe by Ashcroft RCMP and provided a statement to Ashcroft RCMP and is being supported by Victim Services. The secondary victims in 100 Mile House were located by local RCMP and taken to the local detachment for their safety. 100 Mile House RCMP, along with BC Highway Patrol, 100 Mile House, a North District RCMP General Investigation Section team and a Police Dog Service team from Williams Lake were involved in the investigation.

The main property on Merkley Crescent was attended and the vehicle used in the first offence located on site. This resulted in RCMP securing this site and completing a systematic search of the property in an attempt to locate the suspect, who was believed to still be in possession of a firearm.

During the search, officers were observing a dog on site, which belonged to the household, and how it was engaging with a particular tree just off the property. As a result, the suspect was located by RCMP approximately 50 feet up a 100 foot Fir tree. The suspect exited the tree and was safely arrested without incident. A search for the firearm involved in the offence is ongoing.

100 Mile House RCMP believe this to be an isolated incident involving a small group of individuals and that there is no further risk to the public at this time. If anyone has information about this event, they can contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 to speak with an officer, or if they wish to remain anonymous, a witness can use BC Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) to report their information. Please refer to file 2021-2086.

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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