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Suspect in custody after man chases, assault strangers in downtown Kelowna

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December 18, 2020 - 1:49 PM

A 35-year-old Kelowna man may soon be facing assault charges after he was arrested in the city's downtown this morning.

On Dec. 1, at approximately 10 a.m., officers responded to a complaint a man was chasing and assaulting strangers in the area of Bertram Road and Leon Avenue in downtown Kelowna, according to an RCMP press release.

Police officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect who is in custody. The matter will be forwarded the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge approval.

“RCMP have identified one victim, an adult man who fortunately did not suffer any known injuries in the alleged assault,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, of the Kelowna RCMP, in the press release. “Our investigation leads us to believe there may be other victims or witnesses who have not come forward yet, and we are asking that they do so.”

Anyone who was assaulted, or witnessed this incident, is asked to contact Const. Sam Boutin or Const. Michael Gauthier of the Kelowna RCMP Community Safety Unit at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online here.


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