Cops make fun arrest for local children

Castlegar Cops for Kids Jail & Bail runs on June 23

Book him Laurel!  Castlegar Fire Chief Gerry Rempel gets a taste of swift justice compliments of Sgt. Laurel Mathew at June 9 city council meeting.

Book him Laurel! Castlegar Fire Chief Gerry Rempel gets a taste of swift justice compliments of Sgt. Laurel Mathew at June 9 city council meeting.

On Monday night, in front of his peers and council, Fire Chief Gerry Rempel succumbed to the long arm of the law. Sergeant Laurel Mathew brought forth an urgent matter of ‘uttering threats’ ( all in the name of charity).

“It’s alleged the Fire Chief has threatened that he may retire in the near future,” the sergeant stated.

The police take these kinds of ‘threats’ seriously.  He was released with a promise to appear at Boston Pizza on Monday June 23.

Coincidentally, Cops for Kids and Boston Pizza Castlegar will  host their first annual Jail & Bail fundraiser on June 23. Suspects will be arrested by off-duty police officers and taken to Boston Pizza where they’ll be tried by the presiding judge and face some time behind bars to fundraise their bail. Money raised from this event will help Cops for Kids fund much needed medical equipment, therapy, learning and mobility aids for local children.

“I’m proud to be a part of Cops for Kids as a rider and local RCMP member,” said Cst. Rob Gardner. “This event is a fun way for us to raise money to help kids with items that aren’t covered by government or other local agencies. If you’d like to snitch on a friend or co-worker, or even nominate yourself, we’d love to lock you up in our jail for a while.”

Cops for Kids are grateful for the generosity shown by our community.

“In September I will ride as a member of the Cops for Kids Ride team, and in the past year we’ve helped quite a few Castlegar area families with finances to help them through their struggles,” claims Gardner. “As we continue to grow our fundraising efforts in the area, it’s great to see support coming locally as well.”

If you, or someone you know might be deserving of a “summons,” please email info@copsforkids.org or call 1.877-500.4543 to arrange their arrest. You can also call the Castlegar RCMP and speak with Cst. Rob Gardner or Sgt. Laurel Mathew and arrange it that way.