Creston RCMP detachment is located at 421 16th Ave. S.

Arrest made following report of man with gun along Hwy 3A near Creston

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  • Aug. 3, 2016 6:00 a.m.

The Creston RCMP arrested a suspect following a complaint of a man pointing a gun at motorists on Hwy3A near Creston.

On August 2, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Creston RCMP received a report from a motorist, stating that an individual was seen roadside pointing a rifle at the complainants’ vehicle. The witness was travelling North on Hwy 3a, North of Wynndel, when he noticed a male crouched on the side of the road allegedly aiming a rifle towards the complainants’ vehicle.

As a precautionary measure, the Creston RCMP closed off Hwy3A in order to search the portion of the highway. Based on the suspect description provided, RCMP officers also attended to a residence in the area where they arrested a 52 year old male suspect without further incident.

The man remains in custody with the investigation continuing.

RCMP investigators are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident or who may have witnessed anything connected to this matter, to contact the Creston RCMP at 250-428-9313 or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-224-8477.

 

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