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Man with an axe arrested after a ‘brief struggle’ with Oliver RCMP

RCMP said a male carrying a large axe was arrested after an alleged break and enter

RCMP said a male carrying a large axe, that is alleged to have been used in a break and enter, was arrested in Oliver after a brief struggle with an officer.

On Feb. 17, at 7:40 a.m., Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP members attended an apartment on Main Street as a witness reported a man carrying an axe had used it to break into an entrance door and went inside.

Sgt. Blaine Gervais said the Police Dog Service was contacted from Penticton RCMP and members set up a perimeter at the location until PDS arrived. Gervais said the apartment was searched and members discovered the male had now gone into the business through an access door.

The police dog then located a male hiding behind a door to one of the offices and made contact.

“The PDS member observed the male had an axe raised preparing to strike the police dog. The PDS member was close enough to use this moment, while the suspect was being distracted by the police dog, to grab the axe handle. A brief struggle ensued over the axe and it was removed from the suspects grip. The male was restrained and arrested by assisting members,” said Gervais in the news release.

Steve Godbout, 50, is now facing several charges and is being held in custody until his next court appearance on Feb. 28.
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