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Police still investigating not one, but two alleged crimes in Lake Country park peeper case

A 64-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after allegedly filming himself while watching children play at Swalwell Park.
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June 22, 2017 - 2:30 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - When police were called to investigate an incident at a Lake Country Park earlier this week, they found two alleged crimes: A man behaving inappropriately in his car while watching a children's park and a man from the park who allegedly punched him. 

But RCMP confirm today that only the alleged park peeper was taken into custody. 

64-year-old Central Okanagan man was arrested for the alleged indecent act, which took place just after 4 p.m. Tuesday evening at Swalwell Park in Lake Country. Police said he faces "potential charges" and "he was later released on strict conditions and is expected to appear in Court at a later date."

His identity or charges haven't been confirmed. In a release, police said nothing about an assault investigation but RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says that could change.

“The investigation remains ongoing, as such, investigators are interested in hearing from any other witnesses,” he says. “Officers may consider additional charges should the investigation findings reveal evidence to support criminal charges against either of the men involved.”

Witnesses said on social media a man from the park punched the man in the car. Police said it was a "confrontation which turned physical." His identity isn't known but some local residents are calling for him to come forward, some even calling him a hero. 

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