Princeton RCMP respond to barricaded woman at B.C. campground; “a woman grabbed a rifle after getting into an argument”

Princeton, BC – On Friday June 19, at approximately 6:45pm, the Princeton RCMP received a call from an individual at a local campground in Coalmont BC that a woman grabbed a rifle after getting into an argument with another individual at the campground.

When police arrived they determined through their investigation that the woman approached another camper, while holding a knife in her hand, and got into a verbal argument about a previous alleged incident involving her dog. The woman then returned to her trailer and allegedly retrieved a rifle and pointed it into the nearby bushes.

(File Photo) Camping

Upon police arrival, the female barricaded herself inside her trailer and attempts to have her come out were unsuccessful. Police officers from the Penticton Police Dog Services, Oliver and Keremeos General Duty and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET), who were in the area at the time, responded to assist at the scene.

At approximately 8:30 pm, the 47-year-old resident of Princeton came out of the trailer and was arrested by Princeton RCMP without incident, prior to the arrival of additional responding members. The Southeast District Emergency Response Team were also en route to assist when the woman was arrested.

When the additional responding police officers arrived, the trailer was searched, the scene was cleared and both weapons were seized.

On June 20, 2020, the woman was released from custody on conditions and pending charges.

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