Trail and Greater District RCMP weekly report - 2023-10-03

GRC de Trail et de la région métropolitaine

2023-10-06 13:15 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Impaired driving investigation

File # 2023-4718

On Friday, September 29, 2023, at 1:31 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was on a patrol in a marked police vehicle when he detained a 37-year-old Trail man and his truck at a business in the 300 block of 15th Avenue, in Genelle, BC. The officer was searching for the man and his truck after receiving a report that the man allegedly committed an unrelated criminal offence prior to the interaction. The man was cooperative when approached by the officer.

While investigating the alleged offence, the officer made an observation that led him to believe the man’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The officer entered into a second investigation. A demand was read to the man, who provided a sample of breath roadside that resulted in a fail.

The 37-year-old Trail man was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) under Section 215 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act. His vehicle was impounded for a period of at minimum of 30-days.

The investigation into the original criminal offence continues.

Update: Peter Burgie located and arrested by Trail RCMP

2023-2582

On Monday, October 2, 2023, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer was on a routine patrol when he observed wanted person Peter BURGIE driving a truck on Main Street, in Fruitvale, BC.

The officer believed that Burgie spotted the officer and his marked police vehicle after he observed Burgie drive truck into the parking of a business located in the 1900 block of Main Street. Burgie parked the vehicle, entered the business and allegedly hid in the washroom.

The officer waited outside the washroom; however, Burgie did not exit. The officer was joined by a second officer when he then disguised his voice, knocked on the door, and informed Burgie that she needed to use the bathroom. Burgie apologized to the lady-in-waiting, exited the washroom, and was immediately arrested without incident by the two officers. Burgie was taken into custody and lodged at the Trail Detachment.

Officers seized two firearms, a sword, and ammunition inside the truck during the course of the investigation. Officers noted that the sword is unique and are seeking its owner (see attached picture).

Firearms and ammunition seized from Burgie

Two swords Trail RCMP hope they can identify the owner of.

Burgie remains in police custody at this time. New alleged firearms charges had been laid against Burgie stemming from this most recent incident resulting in his remand into custody.

Burgie is facing the following criminal charges related to previous alleged incidents:

Diffusé par :

Cap. James Grandy

S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
Southeast District
Bureau : 250-460-2398

Courriel : james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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