West Kelowna, BC – West Kelowna Mounties who arrested a suspect for an alleged indecent act, encourage other witnesses to come forward to police.
On February 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm, the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a man who had allegedly inappropriately exposed himself to others, in the family change room of the Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre in West Kelowna. Police responded to the facility and located their suspect, still inside a change stall located inside the common family change room area.
The 34-year-old Kelowna man, who refused to identify himself to police at the scene, was taken into custody without incident. He was later positively identified by investigators who obtained his fingerprints for analysis. He faces potential charges and was held in police custody over the weekend.
“RCMP are taking this reported incident very seriously,” states Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt.) Lesli Roseberry, Commander of the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment. “We’re pleased that staff of the facility were quick to call the police, which allowed our officers to make an arrest before others could be further victimized.”
“We suspect that there may be other members of the public who were at the pool, who may have witnessed this man’s behaviour prior to or after the alleged incident, or may have been victimized themselves,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “We’d like to encourage those witnesses to come forward to speak to our investigators,” adds Cpl. O’Donaghey.
If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.
Police File # 2017-9416