UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

Highway 3A is closed south of Main Street Olalla due to police presence.

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m.

A 52-year-old man is in custody after a police incident, that included shutting down Highway 3A, took place in Olalla.

According to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, officers arrived at a residence in Olalla about 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Highway 3A was closed soon after as police secured the area.

Several hours later, at about 9 p.m., the incident ended peacefully said Moskaluk, with the man being taken into custody under the authority of the Mental Health Act.

“On our arrival, officers made contact with the man inside his home, however, he was reluctant to co-operate with police. As a precautionary measure, support and assistance was sought from additional resources including the SED ERT,” stated Moskaluk.

The man faces no criminal charges as a result.

——-

UPDATE: 7:05 a.m.

Highway 3A is now open following a police incident overnight.

More to come.

———-

UPDATE: 9:05 p.m.

Residents in the area have contacted the Review and stated a man has barricaded himself in his home. Heavy police presence is on scene and some nearby homes have been evacuated.

ORIGINAL:

Highway 3A just south of Olalla has been closed for the past several hours because of a police incident.

DriveBC first reported the road closed because of police presence south of Main Street just before 8 p.m.

An update at 8:30 p.m. shows the road is still closed in both directions and there is no estimated time it will reopen.

The Keremeos Review has reached out to RCMP to find out more about the incident.

More to come.

To report a typo, email:
editor@keremeosreview.com
.


@TaraBowieBC
editor@keremeosreview.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Revelstoke workers vote to strike

This comes a day after city council gave themselves a raise

Revelstoke Rotary Club celebrates over 90 years of service

Globally, there are over 1 million Rotary members

UPDATE: Revelstoke City Council gives themselves a raise, councillor resigns in protest

The mayor’s pay is set to go from $30,000 to $60,000 over three years

Highway 1 closed near Golden

DriveBC estimates the road to reopen at 1 p.m.

UBCO students raise funds for those affected by Philippine volcano eruption

All proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross

B.C.-based Coulson Aviation C-130 crashes in Australia

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

Empty speedboat sinks off Kelowna shore on Okanagan Lake

This is the third report of a boat found in the lake in the past two weeks

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Kelowna General Hospital takes steps to prevent spread of coronavirus

So far, at least six people have died and 275 people have contracted the virus worldwide

Most Read