Lake Country residents arrested in alleged abduction

Police officers begin search after girl taken from Lumbyt area residence

Three individuals are facing charges after the alleged abduction of a Lumby child Tuesday.

At about 8:35 a.m.,Lumby RCMP were contacted by a resident who claimed her ex-husband forced his way into her home and abducted their daughter.

“While taking the girl from the home, he allegedly assaulted the mother and a second daughter,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The child — whose age is not being disclosed — was carried to a waiting vehicle. When the mother attempted to stop them she was pushed aside.

RCMP officers stopped the suspect vehicle at Highway 6 and Ricardo Road in Coldstream.

Three adult suspects — two men and one woman — in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

“The father of the child and present wife are from the Oyama area, and a brother is from Winfield,” said Molendyk.

The suspects have been released on a promise to appear in court in September. They are expected to face charges of abduction, assault and break-and-enter.

The child has been returned home safely to her mother in Lumby.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Construction for new $6.6 million Lake Country Firehall to start this summer

District councillors voted to approve funding for project back in 2018

Racist incidents on the rise in the Okanagan as coronavirus spreads

UBCO professor not surprised by recent incidents

Kelowna man charged after naked driver leads RCMP on hit-and-run spree

A Kelowna man has been charged with numerous offences

BREAKING: Surrey man pleads guilty on first day of West Kelowna murder trial

Tejwant Danjou is charged with second-degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu

Kelowna karate athletes bring home gold at 2020 BC Winter Games

Eight Kelowna-based athletes won gold medals last week

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Vernon tennis star Vasek Popisil named Best of BC winner

Sport BC honours tennis star for his comeback season after back surgery

Coaches take on players to honour Vernon volleyball player

Vernon Sky Club hosting event with proceeds to the Emily Dahl Foundation

Most Read