The District of Taylor is applauding local police for arresting a group of alleged kidnappers last week.
“Taylor is a wonderful family oriented community. It is a great and safe place to live, work, and play," Mayor Rob Fraser said in a news release Wednesday.
"The District’s Council and staff are working with the RCMP to help ensure Taylor remains the safe community that it has always been. The District is very thankful for the professional response by the RCMP in safely making these arrests.”
Three people were arrested at a motel in Fort St. John and one was arrested at a home in Taylor on March 7. The investigation began after police noticed suspicious activity at the motel, and when a person later reported they had been kidnapped in Dawson Creek and forcibly confined at a home in Taylor.
The Crown has approved a total of 24 charges against Christopher Munch, 42; Gavin Davis, 29; Natasha Ray, 34; and Theodore Capot-Blanc, 26.
Charges include kidnapping with a prohibited firearm, forcible confinement, and various other firearm and drug offences.
Munch, Davis, and Capot-Blanc remain in custody. Ray was released on an undertaking.
Fort St. John RCMP call the effort a "multi-jurisdictional investigation" that included plain clothes officers, the Regional General Investigations Section, the Dawson Creek RCMP, and police dog services.
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