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Heavy police presence at Sagmoen property but no new charges

Curtis Sagmoen leaves the Vernon courthouse, in this photo from June 19, 2020.
October 30, 2020 - 11:27 AM

Eyewitnesses report a heavy police presence at the Sagmoen family's rural Silver Creek property last night where Curtis Sagmoen lives.

A neighbour told iNFOnews.ca she estimated around 10 police vehicles were at the Salmon River Road property throughout the evening of Oct. 29.

Vernon RCMP have not released any details regarding the incident and Sagmoen is currently not facing any new charges.

The neighbour said she believes police arrived sometime in the late afternoon and stayed at the property until around midnight. The eyewitness said police were walking around the property and it appeared they also entered a barn on the farm. The eyewitness said she saw a police officer with a "pretty big firearm in his hands."

At around 10:30 p.m. she heard shouting coming from the property.

Sagmoen is currently out of custody and on strict probation conditions following convictions for assaulting sex workers during the summer of 2017.

A recent incident on Oct. 15, where sex workers were found in a vehicle outside the Sagmoen property, prompted the Vernon RCMP to issue a media statement warning people involved in sex work to avoid that area of Salmon River Road.

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Sagmoen's probation conditions prohibit him from having any contact with sex workers. If Sagmoen was responsible for the sex workers who arrived on Oct. 15 it would be a clear breach of his probation and would lead to more charges.

The recent incidents come roughly three years since the body of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux was found on the property. Police have not said how she died and no charges have been laid in relation to the case.

Sagmoen was arrested in the summer of 2017 following a string of incident which took place near the Salmon River Road property that summer. He was convicted of using a homemade spike belt on a long driveway adjacent to his property and received an absolute discharge after pleaded guilty to mischief.

He was convicted in December 2019 for ambushing a sex worker and pointed a gun at her for an incident that took place in the summer of 2017. In June, Sagmoen was convicted for another incident that took place during the summer of 2017, where he drove an ATV into a sex worker he'd called to the property. Having spent more than two years in custody before cases came to trial, Sagmoen was released due to time served.

For more stories on Curtis Sagmoen go here.

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