The hunt for a man wanted on outstanding warrants led to a heavy police presence in Sicamous Wednesday.
RCMP officers from the Emergency Response Team and several other units were looking to arrest 28 year-old Michael Trosky, who was believed to be at a home on Kappel Street.
As officers conducted surveillance and secured the area, they observed a male believed to be Trosky depart the residence in a vehicle with a female.
“An ERT member blocked the vehicle’s path with his truck while a North Okanagan Police Dog Services (PDS) member boxed in the driver side of the vehicle causing heavy damage to the vehicle and light damage PDS vehicle, in order to ensure that the driver could not flee,” says RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “Both were arrested and the driver was confirmed not to be Trosky, however, the man was arrested for prohibited driving and later released with a court date. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days under the MVA due to the Prohibited Driving Charge. The female was released by police without charges.”
Moskaluk says officers then ordered the occupants inside the residence to exit at which time a female tenant complied.
“ERT members safely cleared the residence, however Trosky was not located.”
Police say Trosky is wanted for three unendorsed warrants for charges including Evading Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Comply, Breach, Theft of Mail, and Theft Under.
“He is wanted by police jurisdictions including Salmon Arm & Dawson Creek detachments on warrants for two separate flight from police incidents,” says Moskaluk.
Photo of Micheal Trosky from RCMP