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RCMP arrest five Kelowna suspects in kidnapping, assault case

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March 04, 2019 - 1:54 PM

KELOWNA - Police have arrested five suspects in connection to an allegedly kidnapping and assault in Kelowna last week.

RCMP say on Feb. 27 a man was dropped off at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators say the victim had been at a Kelowna home to buy illegal drugs, when he was allegedly held against his will and assaulted. The man has since been released from hospital and continues to recover from his injuries.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team assisted in the arrest of the five suspect on Friday, March 1, according to an RCMP media release, all of which were the subject of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of kidnapping, forcible confinement, and aggravated assault. 

“This disturbing incident serves as a significant reminder that those who choose to participate in the illegal drug trade are at immense risk,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “We will continue to target those who pose the greatest risk to our community.”

Clayton Zeleniski, 48, of Kelowna has been charged with kidnapping, robbery, unlawful confinement and assault causing bodily harm.

Shane Haines, 32, of Kelowna has been formally charged with aggravated assault, robbery and unlawful confinement.

Timothy Hennessy, 37, of Kelowna has been formally charged with robbery, unlawful confinement and assault with a weapon.

Nicole Sidhu, 24, of Kelowna has been formally charged with robbery and unlawful confinement.

Dalton Zeleniski, 18, of Kelowna has been formally charged with unlawful confinement, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

All five accused were held in custody over the weekend and were expected to appear in court today, March 4.


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