‘Family disturbance’ leads to police blockade of subdivision

A subdivision in Canoe was blocked off to traffic Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11; man released without charges.

No charges have been laid following a police blockade in a subdivision in Canoe Thursday afternoon.

Salmon Arm RCMP issued a news release Friday morning explaining why the area was blocked off to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

It explains that  Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a call on Feb. 11 of “a family disturbance” in Canoe.

“In preserving public and police safety, an area of Canoe was blocked off to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as police negotiated the peaceful surrender of a 49-year-old male,” explains Staff Sgt. Scott West in the release. “The male was taken into custody at approximately 4:30 p.m. He was taken to Shuswap Lake General Hospital and later held in custody as the investigation into the incident continued.”

West states that, as of this morning, Feb. 12, the man was released without charges while police continue their investigation.

Salmon Arm Observer