RCMP from a number of detachments, including Penticton, converged on the South Okanagan community of Oliver early in the afternoon of July 22 in a manhunt for Ronald Teneycke.
Early Wednesday morning Oliver RCMP located Teneycke’s vehicle on a local forest service road in rural Oliver. RCMP believed Teneycke was in the immediate area.
Oliver police believe him to be armed and extremely dangerous and the South East District Emergency Response Team (ERT) was called to assist in a ground search.
Around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Oliver RCMP learned that an individual picked up what they thought was a hitchhiker on Baldy Mountain Forest Service Road. Police said the individual allegedly assaulted the driver with a weapon and stole the owners 1999 white three-quarter ton GMC pick-up with the licence plate 7621 GG with “Okanagan Rustic Furniture” written across the back window.
The RCMP is asking the media not to disclose the movements of police through social media during the search.
RCMP are asking the public not to approach Teneycke, but call 911.