Teneycke in custody

UPDATE 4:21 p.m.

Ronald Teneycke was found Thursday morning in Cawston after an RCMP officer involved in the active search spotted a vehicle similar to the one stolen by the fugitive Wednesday in Oliver.

As the officer got closer he was able to confirm Teneycke was alone in the vehicle. 

When Teneycke saw the officer he accelerated in an attempt to flee. Teneycke drove to Fairview-Cawston Road and into the rural mountain pass that leads to Oliver.

RCMP Air Services was involved in the search and followed Teneycke up Fairview-Cawston Road where he was intercepted by the RCMP Emergency Response team. Teneycke did not stop but instead turned around and drove back toward Cawston.

He was pursued by the Emergency Response team to Lowe Drive in Cawston and then into an orchard where he was ultimately apprehended.

The arrest was made without any injuries to officers, the public or Teneycke. 

He has been transported to a neighbouring detachment where he is expected to appear in Penticton Provincial Court sometime tomorrow. 

RCMP resources from Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, Keremeos as well as the RCMP Emergency Response Team, Police Services Dogs and the Federal and Serious Organized Crime Section were utilized in the search and apprehension of Teneycke. 

While the manhunt ended in Cawston, all was quiet at the Teneycke family home in Okanagan Falls. On Wednesday, according to residents in the area, there was quite a bit of police activity.

One resident said two people who frequently stay in a RV parked in the driveway were detained and police blocked off streets. Their involvement in the incident was unclear.

On Thursday morning, police officers were seen coming and going from the Oliver RCMP detachment.

Residents, who were concerned about the outcome, expressed relief that he had been found.

Information on the condition of the man who was driving the truck stolen by Teneycke on Wednesday was not immediately available. 

With files Deborah Pfeiffer

The manhunt for Ronald Teneycke has ended.

RCMP have confirmed Teneycke was arrested and taken into custody about 10:40 this morning.

Police are not providing any more details at this time.

Teneycke has been on the run since failing to show up to begin serving his weekend jail sentence. An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month.

Additional charges of robbery and use of an imitation gun while committing an offence have also been laid in connection with the robbery of an Oliver business last week.

More information when it becomes available.


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