Peaceful resolution to police incident in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2023-11-03 08:47 PDT

File # 2023-11415

In a recent incident that underscores the dedication of police to protect public safety, members of the Comox Valley Detachment successfully apprehended an individual on several outstanding warrants.

On Tuesday morning, frontline members of the Comox Valley RCMP went to a residence to apprehend an individual on six outstanding warrants. The individual was observed inside the residence; however, refused to exit.

Frontline members, assisted by Street Crimes Unit and a Crisis Negotiator made continuous attempts to communicate with the individual, emphasizing their commitment to a peaceful resolution. The Emergency Response Team was engaged based on the ongoing risk assessment.

Ultimately, a judicial authorization was obtained to enter the residence and make the arrest; however the individual made the decision to surrender to police outside the residence before entry.

This incident was confined to the residence.

We’d like to thank residents for their patience as this was happening, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. Although it takes some time, this is the outcome we are always striving for. 

Released by:

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781


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