ERT Assists With Arrest In Lumby

Vernon North Okanagan, Lumby

File # 2022-4637

The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team was deployed to assist with the arrest of a suspect in connection with an assault that occurred north of Lumby on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at about 9:30 p.m., frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a an assault that had taken place on Sugar Lake Road north of Lumby.  Shortly before midnight police located the suspect at a residence on Mabel Lake Road.

“During their attempts to make contact with the suspect, officers at the scene observed a firearm and ammunition inside the home in close proximity to the man,” states constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.  “Given the heightened risk, officers established a perimeter around the house and members of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team were deployed to assist.  Contact was made with the suspect and shortly after 3am, the man exited the house willingly and was arrested without further incident.”

Subsequent to the arrest, police seized a firearm and ammunition from the home.

The suspect, a 43-year old Lumby man remains in police custody pending an initial court appearance today and the incident remains under investigation.