Left to Right: Hugh Alexander McIntosh and Gordon Wayne Braaten

UPDATE: Kamloops police make arrests in kidnapping and murder cases

A drug war is taking place in Kamloops causing an increase in violent crime

UPDATE: 3:41 p.m.

Kamloops police are naming a second suspect involved in the kidnapping incident that took place last week and span across the region.

Robert James Rennie has now been changed with assault causing bodily harm, after two men were robbed and a woman was kidnapped on Feb. 14.

Rennie is from Kamloops, but has not been arrested although believed to still be in the area. He was previously known to police and is known to be involved in the local drug trade.

He is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 31 years old
  • 6’ 1” feet tall
  • 160 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

———————-

ORIGINAL:

Following a recent warning from Kamloops police that drug war that is rocking the city, RCMP are now naming suspects and making arrests.

An arrest has been made in the kidnapping incident that spanned across the Thompson-Okanagan last week and used collaborative resources of officers from Kamloops to Kelowna.

On Feb. 20, the Southeast District Emergency Response Team (ERT) in conjunction with Kamloops RCMP arrested Michael James Mathieson on the North Shore of the city.

According to Cpl. Jodi Shelkie the serious crime unit identified suspects who are believed to have been involved in last week’s robbery and kidnapping.

“A residence on Brandon Avenue was surrounded and a 36-year-old man who is known to police was taken into custody without incident,” she stated in a release.

More information is anticipated in the coming day in regards to the kidnapping case.

The day following the kidnapping in Kamloops, police were called to a home on the North Shore after reports of a shooting.

Jason Glover died from his injuries, while a second victim was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. Both victims are known to be apart of the local drug trade.

RCMP have now identified two suspects; Gordon Wayne Braaten and Hugh Alexander McIntosh.

Bratten and McIntosh have each been charged with murder and attempted murder.

However, the two Kamloops residents current whereabouts are unknown. Both were previously known to police and known to be involved in the local drug trade. It is believed this homicide was a targeted incident, stated Shelkie.

Brasten is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 35 years-old
  • 6 feet tall
  • 165 lbs
  • Short brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Athletic build

McIntosh is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 51 years-old
  • 5’ 8” feet tall
  • 190 lbs
  • Shaved, balding brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Medium build

Shelkie said the men are considered armed and dangerous. If you know of their whereabouts, call 911 immediately, do not confront them.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Firefighter spring training comes to Lake Country

From LNG to breaking down doors, firefighters get training from industry pros

Okanagan FC kicks off regular season Saturday night

OKFC starts their inaugural season of the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) in Penticton

Lake Country joins celebration of local government professionals

The district joined communities across the province by planting a new tree

Kootnekoff: Nervous about random drug testing?

Are you an employer with workers performing safety sensitive activities, but without… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada forecasts thunder, cloud and rain for one more day

Firefighter spring training comes to Lake Country

From LNG to breaking down doors, firefighters get training from industry pros

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Missing Shuswap teen found safe

The teen was found by searchers at 4:30 a.m. on May 25

More than just a playground: Penticton’s Busy Beans Play Café to help parents and children

Owners Kim Wade and Tracey Wiseman want to use their expertise to help struggling families

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near Canyon Hot Springs due… Continue reading

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

Okanagan woman celebrates 101 years young on the back of a Harley Davidson

Last Saturday Violet Madeline celebrated 101 years. A member of the Lower… Continue reading

Most Read