Police nab dangerous man

Thanks to a public tip, Kelowna RCMP arrested a dangerous offender on Findlay Road Monday Evening.

37-year-old Russell Dale McDermid was wanted for several violent offences, including:

  • Assault 
  • Mischief 
  • Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm
  • Criminal Harassment 
  • Sexual Assault with a weapon 
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm

It was believed that McDermid was living in the Okanagan while evading police, which prompted the RCMP to warn the public on Monday.

Hours later, McDermid was taken into custody without incident.

“This is a prime example of how our community works together as a team," says Constable Leslie Smith. "If you share the information, we will make the arrest and together we will make our community safe.”

McDermid remains in police custody at this time, and will appear in court later today.