Mounties capture wanted man in Kelowna
Kelowna, West Kelowna
2017-10-13 11:38 PDT
File # 2017-57719
A dramatic arrest which unfolded and attracted the public’s attention, in Kelowna’s Rutland Thursday afternoon, was the capture of a man wanted by police on multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Continuous and extensive efforts have been made by West Kelowna and Kelowna Mounties to locate and ultimately arrest John Michael Aronson, who police allege to be responsible for a violent break and enter which took place on September 23rd, inside a residence in the 3000 block of Ensign Way in West Kelowna.
On Thursday October 12th, 2017, shortly after 3 pm, near the intersection of Moyer Road and Friesen Drive, the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), with the assistance of the Kelowna RCMP Police Dog Services section, effected the arrest of the 29-year-old Kelowna man.
West Kelowna RCMP GIS Cpl. Clayton Wiebe explains that the arrest team made tremendous efforts to ensure that Aronson’s arrest was executed as safe as possible.
Our primary concern, during the execution of what RCMP believed to be a high risk apprehension, was of course public and police safety. That also includes the safety and well-being of the accused, who was taken into police custody without incident, adds Cpl. Wiebe.
John Aronson remains in custody at this time, and is expected to appear in Kelowna Law Courts on Friday October 13th.
Although wanted on additional un-related warrants for his arrest, he has now been formally charged with following criminal offences related to the September 23rd incident:
- Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code;
- Assault causing bodily harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the Criminal Code;
- Use of firearm during the commission of an indictable offence, contrary to section 85(1) of the Criminal Code;
- Pointing a firearm at a person, contrary to section 87(1) of the Criminal Code;
- Possession of a prohibited weapon, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code;
- Break and enter, contrary to section 348 (1) of the Criminal Code;
- Uttering threats, contrary to section 264.1 of the Criminal Code;
Cpl. Jesse O'DonagheyMedia Relations Officer
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