Police Bring in Back Up
RCMP are explaining their heavy police presence in the Sicamous area on Wednesday.
RCMP say the heavy police presence in the Kappel Street in Sicamous was a result of the Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP’s joint investigation into locating a man wanted on a number of outstanding warrants.
On Wednesday January 2nd the Sicamous RCMP attempted to execute a warrant for the arrest of 28 year-old Michael Trosky, who was believed to be at a residence in Sicamous. A heavy police presence was seen throughout the operation, with resources from the Southeast District Emergency Response Team, Southeast District Traffic Services, Salmon Arm GIS, GD and Sicamous GD and Police Dog Services.
As officers conducted surveillance and secured the area, they observed a man believed to be Trosky depart the residence in a vehicle with a woman. Police say an ERT member blocked the vehicle's path with his truck while a North Okanagan PDS member boxed in the driver side of the vehicle causing heavy damage to the vehicle and light damage PDS vehicle, in order to ensure that the driver could not flee. Both were arrested and the driver was confirmed not to be Trosky, however, the man was arrested for prohibited driving and later released with a court date. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days under the MVA due to the Prohibited Driving Charge. The woman was released by police without charges.
Officers at the scene then ordered the occupants inside the residence to exit at which time a woman tenant complied. ERT members safely cleared the residence, however Trosky was not located.
“Michael Trosky is wanted for 3 Unendorsed Warrants for charges including Evading Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Comply, Breach, Theft of Mail, Theft Under. He is wanted by police jurisdictions including Salmon Arm & Dawson Creek detachments on warrants for two separate flight from police incidents”, Stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.
Police are seeking public assistance in locating the man.