Suspect flees road check in Keremeos, smashes into RV park

A man from the Lower Mainland faces multiple charges after fleeing a roadside stop in Keremeos

  • Feb. 14, 2018 8:44 a.m.

An Abbotsford man is facing a number of charges including possession of a firearm contrary to order after fleeing from a police stop in Keremeos on Feb. 9.

Gary Richard, 36, allegedly provided a fake name to RCMP when he stopped at a roadside check point near the fire hall in Keremeos on Friday night around 7:45 p.m.

Richard was driving a newer black BMW SUV.

He sped off when an officer confronted him Cpl. Brian Evans of the Keremeos RCMP detachment said.

“He fled through Keremeos at an extremely high rate of speed and headed west on Highway 3,” he said.

Keremeos officers didn’t chase after the vehicle as it was deemed a safety hazard but called ahead to Princeton RCMP to keep an eye out for the vehicle.

Shortly after Richard sped off, a call came in from the Riverside RV Park Resort saying a man smashed through the entrance gate.

Keremeos RCMP attended the scene to find Richard in his vehicle in the park.

He was arrested without further incident.

“Our officers responded immediately and captured the driver and the vehicle inside the RV park,” he said.

Richard is facing a number of charges including breach of probation, possession of a firearm contrary to order, mischief, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and driving while prohibited.

He appeared in Penticton court Feb. 13 and was held in custody. He will appear again on Feb. 21.

Evans said officers also caught another man driving while prohibited during the roadside check.

He said officers plan to setup similar roadside stops in the future.

“It was fairly successful. We worked together with traffic to do it. We’ll be doing more,” he said.

Just Posted

LETTER: Support candidates who will assist cannabis industry

Cannabis has often provided extra income for fruit growers or paid the bills for students

COLUMN: Life is So Good: A biography to remember

George Dawson was African American at a time of great racial discrimination

Donation given to support youth

SADI receives funds from Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary

Rancher served on Summerland’s first council

J.R. Brown’s original home was in Trout Creek

Preliminary inquiry for Sagmoen begins in Vernon

Sagmoen, whose charges were split into three separate matters, has been in custody since Oct. 2017

Canada Post strikes leaves small shops in the lurch as holidays approach: CFIB

Rotating strikes began in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax and Windsor

VOTE: Nature in Focus reader’s choice photo contest

The Penticton Western News Reader’s Choice photo contest

Who is running in Summerland’s election?

Introducing you to the candidates asking for your vote on Oct. 20

CFL playoff picture still muddled heading into weekend action

League revealed last week no fewer than 64 potential playoff permutations

New monitoring of vessel noise impact on endangered whales announced

Federal government to monitor underwater ship and mammal noise in B.C.’s Salish Sea

Used election signs could serve as emergency shelters, B.C. candidate says

Langley Township council hopeful wants to build one-person foul weather shelters for homeless

Man charged with attempted murder in Oliver back in court

Andrew Bradley Miller pleaded guilty to charges of resisting arrest and failure to appear in court

Interior Health urges public to get a flu shot

Health authority says it will help to stop the spread of influenza

Most Read