The West Kelowna RCMP are investigating an offence of public mischief after a call of a very serious nature was determined to be a false report last night.
The West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a very serious nature from the suspect at a residence on the 900 block of Stevenson Road prompting an armed response by police, March 23 at 5:22 p.m.
“Due to the high level of risk to public safety, police established containment around the residence and evacuated adjacent homes. The Southeast District Emergency Response Team was called to the scene and entered the house, clearing it without incident. No one was found inside,” said Const. Kris Clark.
“Investigators are relieved that no one was injured in the incident but are disturbed at the complete disregard for public safety. Whenever police receive a false report, especially of this nature, it diverts police and other emergency personnel and potentially delays response to legitimate emergencies.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.