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Kelowna police arrest man after woman allegedly unlawfully confined

May 03, 2021 - 9:49 AM

Kelowna Mounties said the large police presence in Rutland yesterday was required to find and arrest a man who was allegedly unlawfully confining a woman. 

The RCMP confirmed this morning they closed down streets and put several homes in the neighbourhood under a "hold and secure" Sunday morning and afternoon as they sought their suspect. 

It started around 9 a.m., May 2, and continued until they arrested their suspect around 3 p.m., says Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Solana Paré.

“With the safety of all those involved including neighbours, responding officers and the reported victim, the incident prompted the temporary closure of roadways in the immediate area and a temporary hold and secure of nearby residences,” she said in a media release. “The unfolding events concluded just after 3 p.m. when police located the male suspect and female victim in a black pickup truck near Highway 97 N and Adams Road where the man was taken into custody.”

The effort involved numerous uniformed and plainclothes officers and the Emergency Response Team. 

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