The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses to an arrest made in Penticton on Nov. 8, during which the male resisted and sustained a head injury. (File Photo)

Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton

The male resisted arrest at approximately 8:40 a.m. and sustained a head injury

Authorities are looking for people who may have witnessed the RCMP arrest a man who sustained a head injury while resisting arrest in Penticton on Nov. 8.

According to a release from the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO), Penticton RCMP attempted to arrest a man after a theft from a store at 8:40 a.m. on Nov. 8. Police allege the suspect resisted arrest and sustained a head injury that required medical attention.

“He was taken to hospital, which he subsequently eloped and had to be returned later, again by police,” states the release. “The male was admitted to hospital where his condition deteriorated and subsequently, he died six days later on Nov. 14.”

READ MORE: City of Penticton records all-time high for fatal overdoses

The release does not state whether the man’s death is directly connected to his head injury or what caused the injury.

The IIO is looking to speak with the driver and/or occupants of a tan or grey Honda Odyssey with a hood deflector that stopped at the junction of Government Street and Forestbrook Drive for police before continuing between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

It is also looking for the driver and/or occupants of a purple or grey Honda CR-V that turned right onto Forestbrook Drive between those times.

Anyone with information related to this arrest is asked to contact the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
JordynThomson 
Send Jordyn Thomson an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

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

Just Posted

COSAR and Kelowna RCMP rescue couple lost at James Lake

The rescue occurred Saturday, July 11

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

Column: One parenting book certainly doesn’t fit all

Like the fingerprints they are born with – each child is different.… Continue reading

Influx of tourists helping to nurse Penticton’s economy back to health

The city has seen visitors multiply tenfold in recent weeks

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Okanagan sisters-in-law sleep out successful

Kiley Routley and Heidi Routley raise nearly $2,400 and awareness for youth homelessness

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Sports fishers protest Fraser River Chinook closures

Public Fishery Alliance wants hatchery fish open for harvest

COVID-19: Homeless to be relocated from temporary Okanagan shelter

Homeless shelters in Vernon have been combined into one site at the curling rink since April

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

Most Read