2020-11-27 12:31 PST
File # 2020-8174
At 5:00 pm on Thursday November 26th police were dispatched to multiple calls from different residences on Wharf Avenue in Sechelt that a male had broken into their homes.
One resident was home with his wife and child, when the male entered the front door and was yelling nonsensically while they told him he was in the wrong house. The male then went into the kitchen and picked up a large kitchen knife. When police arrived they found the 26 year old male hiding in the kitchen pantry. The male resisted arrest, and the conductive energy weapon was deployed. The male was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Fortunately no one was injured during this incident and police are continuing their investigation.
"This was obviously frightening for the family involved and we are thankful that no one was seriously injured. These sorts of incidents are extremely high risk for everyone involved. My officers followed their training and apprehended the male in the safest and most effective way using appropriate intervention" said Staff Sgt. Poppy Hallam.
Cst. Karen WhitbyMedia Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
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