Archives for August 15, 2018
On August 11th, 2018 at approximately 12:15 am Oliver RCMP were conducting patrols within the town and observed Tyler Newton, who is well known to police and is on a curfew, riding a bicycle in the area of McKinney Road.
Members immediately arrested Newton and upon searching him located a weapon as well as drugs on his persons. Newton was also arrested for Breach and Mischief in relation to a separate Oliver investigation. Given Newton’s history and the new Breach charges police asked he be held in custody. Oliver members worked diligently throughout the night and into the morning hours preparing a court package and processing evidence while still responding to other calls for service.
Newton was successfully remanded by a Judicial Justice to remain in custody pending court and has been charged with the following offences:
Fail to comply with a condition of a Recognizance X2, Fail to comply with a condition of an Undertaking, Carrying a concealed Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Mischief and Prowl at Night (Trespassing).
A number of these charges were possible due to a member of the community being pro-active and bringing evidence forward that assisted police with obtaining charge approval. A job well done by all!
Cpl. Christina Tarasoff – Oliver Detachment
Rabbjot is 15 years old and just completed 9th grade.
She and her family have lived in Oliver, BC for 14 years.
Her family consists of her two loving parents and one younger brother.
She enjoys playing sports, her favorite being soccer.
In the future, Rabbjot plans to become a pilot because she loves to travel.
As of Aug. 14, there were 566 wildfires burning in B.C., with 29 evacuation orders affecting approximately 3,050 people (1,521 properties), in addition to 48 evacuation alerts impacting approximately 18,720 people (9,359 properties). The extended weather forecast calls for continued hot and dry condtions, with risk of thunderstorms in some parts of the province.
Currently, more than 3,372 firefighters and contractors are actively engaged in fighting fires in all fire regions of the province. This includes 1,427 B.C. contract personnel, as well as 436 out-of-province personnel from Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand.
The federal government has responded to and accepted British Columbia’s request for assistance. In the coming days, federal personnel and resources will be arriving in B.C. to assist with wildfire efforts.