RCMP save three kids in Clearwater

A major police operation delivered three young children from danger

A member of the emergency response team (ERT) plus other members of the RCMP gather on the road between Kal Tire and Tirecraft in Clearwater on Monday afternoon.

A  major police operation delivered three young children from danger on Monday in Clearwater.

On April 21 at 10 a.m., Clearwater RCMP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Stegg Road in Clearwater. Responding officers found a woman deceased inside the residence and her three children, reportedly aged six, four and two, missing.

The death is being treated as a homicide and is being investigated by the South East District RCMP Major Crime Unit.

Significant regional RCMP resources were immediately deployed to support the members of Clearwater Detachment in their response to this homicide scene and their active pursuit of the missing children and suspect.

This support included the Emergency Response Team, Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, and an RCMP Air Services helicopter.

The support also included a small, multi-rotor helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The area around Kal Tire and Tirecraft was cordoned off and a house on Joyce Road surrounded.

In the late afternoon of April 21 an adult male suspect was taken into custody without incident in relation to this homicide investigation.

He was expected to appear before a judge or justice of the peace on Tuesday. Prior to this appearance and the formal laying of charges, his identity will not be released.

The three missing children involved in this case were located at the same residence where this arrest occurred. They were safely removed by RCMP Emergency Response Team members.

The children were not physically harmed during this incident. No additional details on the children or their whereabouts were being released by police as of press time Tuesday.

School District 73 deployed extra staff to Raft River Elementary School, where one of the children was a student.

 

 

Just Posted

Man dies in snowmobile accident during Sun Peaks race

An Alberta man has died as a result of a fatal snowmobile… Continue reading

RCMP looking for grain haulers dumping grain on roadside pull-outs

Illegal practice happening on Highway 5 between Valemount and Avola

Gas prices spike in northern B.C. ahead of the long weekend

Fuel went up 17 cents overnight in Prince Rupert

Rocking Through The Ages with grads of 2019

Barriere Secondary’s Class of 2019 presented their show ‘Rocking Through The Ages’… Continue reading

Explore the true meaning of Easter

Bunnies and baskets, chocolates and candies. It’s that time of year when… Continue reading

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

Most Read