Slocan Lake RCMP seek witnesses to incident on Hwy 6 last week

Male suspect and one police officer sustained minor injuries after incident Mar. 8

On March 8th, 2013 at approximately 10:20 pm, a member of the Slocan Lake RCMP attempted to execute a traffic stop with a camper van that was southbound on Hwy 6 near Hills, BC.

The vehicle was traveling at approximately 30 km/hr in the 80 km/hr zone and was driving on the shoulder of the road obstructing traffic. It was  further observed that there was no licence plate attached to the vehicle.

The officer attempted to execute a traffic stop, but the driver continued on until Rosebery prior to pulling over.

The male driver and female occupant refused to identify themselves to police and both were arrested for Obstructing a Police Officer.

Additional police officers attended and had to forcibly remove both occupants from the vehicle. The male driver and female passenger were not know to local police and were determined to be  transient

The male suspect and one police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Once the identity of the individuals was confirmed, both were released from custody with a requirement to attend the Nakusp Provincial Courthouse on April 25, 2013.

Police are recommending charges of Obstructing a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest against the female passenger.

Charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, Obstructing a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest are being recommended against the male driver. Both suspects have also been charged with a number of offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying motorists that may have witnessed this incident. Please contact the Slocan Lake RCMP at 250-358-2222 if you observed the police incident described above.


Just Posted

Choir leader’s selfless work wins her Castlegar Citizen of the Year

Christina Nolan has grown the community choir into a strong and vibrant asset for the city

Water main maintenance ongoing in South Castlegar and Blueberry

Project will take two weeks — city says there should not be any service disruptions

Downtown businesses want you to love them this weekend

Third annual event encourages people to shop in their own community.

Police investigating man’s death in Winlaw

Foul play not established, but major crimes unit is investigating

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Kootenay man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

Nathaniel Jessup 32 of Creston has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine McAdam and offering an indignity to a body.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

GALLERY: First responders in Fernie return baby owl to its nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

B.C. man who fell off cliff returns there to rescue eagle from vulture attack

Nanaimo’s James Farkas, who broke his hip in a fall, saves eagle on same beach months later

Most Read