Name of man involved in armed standoff has been released

A Castlegar man is facing several charges including assault with a weapon.

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

A rare occasion occurred on Monday, as Castlegar RCMP responded to a disturbance involving a firearm and were forced to call in a negotiator from out of town. Rick Rogerson, 47, now in police custody, attended court on Thursday and is being charged with several law violations.

The negotiator traveled from the Kamloops/Kelowna area with the emergency response team to deal with a man holed up in his place of residence with a firearm.

The RCMP received the call around 1:45 in the afternoon stating a man with a firearm was causing an issue in the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue. The area was quickly evacuated and negotiations took place into the morning. The man was finally arrested close to 4 a.m. the following day.

The 47-year-old Castlegar man is facing various charges which include assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and various firearms related offences.

Although assault charges are being pressed, nobody involved was injured.

Corporal Debbie Postnikoff said this incident is unrelated to any previous crimes committed in Castlegar as of late.

In regards to the need for a negotiator, she said, “We don’t see this a lot. I’ve been here seven years and honestly I think this is the first time we’ve had to call them out to the Castlegar area.”

The man is in police custody and will remain there until today, when he is to appear at the Castlegar courthouse.

The Castlegar RCMP and Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment General Investigative Section continue to investigate the matter.

Should the public have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

 

 

Original story:

More information will be released once the Castlegar News is able to make contact with the local RCMP.

Below is the press release by the RCMP.

On February 9, 2015 at approximately 1:45 PM, Castlegar RCMP responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue in Castlegar. As firearms were involved in the incident, the SED Containment Team and Emergency Response Team were activated and attended the scene.  The immediate area was evacuated as a public safety precaution.  After many hours of negotiations with the male who remained inside his residence, he was subsequently arrested without incident early this morning and remains in police custody.  There were no injuries.

The 47 year old Castlegar man is facing various charges which include assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and various firearms related offences.

The Castlegar RCMP and KBRD General Investigative Section continue to investigate the matter.

Should the public have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

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