A police incident in Fruitvale peacefully resolved
On Aug. 1, at 9:56 a.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of a distraught woman who was allegedly making plans to injure a police officer. The woman was believed to have access to weapons at her residence located in the 100 block of Nelson Avenue in Fruitvale.
Trail and Greater District RCMP partnered with Interior Health Crisis Response Team and a Warrant of Apprehension under the BC Mental Health Act was obtained.
On Aug.2, 3 p.m. the BC RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team, which consists of police officers specially trained and equipped to deal with high risk situations, were deployed to the woman’s residence. The woman surrendered peacefully. The operation was supported by Trail and Greater District RCMP officers, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, and BC Emergency Health Services.
Although uninjured, the 55-year-old Fruitvale woman was taken to a local hospital for any medical treatment she might require.
This RCMP operation brought the woman safely into custody without incident. We would like to thank our mental health crisis team for partnering with us early on, and the other partners for their professional response and actions. As a team, we were able to effectively prioritize this safe apprehension in the course of our duty,” said NCO/ic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.