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Suspect in West Kelowna home invasion taken down by RCMP in Rutland

October 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - RCMP are describing as “dramatic" the arrest of a Kelowna man who they allege was responsible for a violent break and enter in West Kelowna.

Kelowna RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release police have been searching for John Michael Aronson since September 23 when they allege he broke into a house in the 3000 block of Ensign Way.

Police say Aronson was arrested in Rutland near Moyer Road and Friesen Drive without incident around 3 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 12 by West Kelowna RCMP along with several officers from different units including the Kelowna RCMP canine unit. It created a spectacle for neighbours but Cpl. Clayton Wiebe from West Kelowna says the numbers were needed to ensure the arrest went smoothly.

“Our primary concern, during the execution of what RCMP believed to be a high risk apprehension, was of course public and police safety," Wiebe says. "That also includes the safety and well-being of the accused, who was taken into police custody without incident.”

Aronson is expected to appear before a judge today in Kelowna where he faces a number of charges, including some unrelated to the break and enter, O’Donaghey said.

Those could include assault, assault with a weapon, possessing, using and pointing a firearm, uttering threats and break and enter.

RCMP are on the hunt for Michael Aronson of Kelowna who is wanted on several charges.
RCMP are on the hunt for Michael Aronson of Kelowna who is wanted on several charges.
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