Man now wanted after departing Logan Lake recovery center

Logan Lake, Quesnel

2020-04-29 10:22 HAP

Dossier nº 2020-219

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On April 19, 2020, the Logan Lake RCMP received a report that a client residing at a local recovery center left the facility contrary to his court order.

Kelly Dean Gerk was reportedly picked up from the facility and left in a vehicle during the early morning hours, sometime between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. At the time of the initial report to police, there was no perceived risk to public safety and investigators believed he was traveling to the BC interior or the Lower Mainland but no specific destination was known.

Unless an individual poses a serious risk to public safety, police are bound by privacy laws and not able to release a person’s name or photograph until new charges are formally sworn by the BC Prosecution Service and a warrant for their arrest is issued by the courts.

If at any point the Logan Lake RCMP felt there was a risk to the general public, police would then be allowed to release the individuals name publicly in an attempt to locate that person, states Cpl. Jarett Duncan, Detachment Commander of the Logan Lake RCMP. A warrant has now been issued by the courts for his arrest and police are now able to share this information with the public to seek assistance in locating this individual.

Click here to view the original news release (April 28, 2020).

Anyone with any information on the currents whereabouts of Kelly Gerk, is asked to please contact your local police or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Logan Lake RCMP is committed to the safety of its community members and will continue to make community safety a priority.

Released by:
Cpl. Jarett Duncan
Logan Lake RCMP
 

Diffusé par :

Cap. Jesse O'Donaghey

S.-off. conseiller de district (Relations avec les m├ędias)
District du Sud-Est
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Téléphone : 250-491-4317
Cellulaire : 250-869-9578
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Courriel : jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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