West Kelowna RCMP have arrested a violent, high-risk repeat offender who was on the run from police.
Just before noon on Feb. 9, RCMP received a report of two people who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle in Peachland.
The officer who attended the call recognized the man in the driver’s seat as 35-year-old John Michael Aronson.
He had been on the run for several days after cutting off his monitoring device while under court order to live at a halfway house in Surrey. Kelowna RCMP issued a warning Feb. 3 that Aronson may be in the Okanagan.
“The officer along with a member of the public who made the initial report, took a very dangerous individual off our streets and for that we are extremely grateful,” said Const. Mike Della-Paolera media relations officer.
Aronson, who is well known to police, and his female passenger have been arrested and are being held in Kelowna cells awaiting a court appearance.